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I have cardiac pain & have a nitro-lingual spray. Why I am sick of pills

I am on Atenolol 100mg,Simvastatin 40mg and dispersible Aspirin I have cardiac pain not high blood pressure and high cholesterol i just get fed up of taking pills thanks for some of the nasty unhelpfull answers very suportive of you.But to the others who do help,Ido have a nitrolingual spray and all the meds i am on have there side effects ie spray, bang you have a headache but its better than not being able to breath and the pain.And the sleepless nights that come with the rest and the cold sweats as well.I am on the list forNM Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Scan and have been on list since june thats why im sick of pills and there side effects not being able to do much because im out of puff is really no fun at all . to steph j as you are a nurse i would hate to be your patient
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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I'm only on three a day here and I HATE them ! All I can offer is sympathy, and that I do offer truly. I'm working my arse off here to loose weight and get a medication review so I might drop the Coversyl or the atenalol dosage, or drop one medication completely. I think the hardest part for me has been giving up smoking after 20 years... Ohhhh that HURT ! Yeah, it's self inflicted but hey... so's everything else we do. Keep on your med's and ask you GP if there is anything you can do to work towards lowering dosages, or dropping medications in future. Good luck.
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