After a heart attack?

  • g56whiz

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    Mar 26, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    OK, you've had your minor heart attack and the stent makes you feel ten years younger. You're now home with the Plavix, Lipitor etc. etc.
    You've not done anything strenuous for two weeks.
    But when is it safe to get back in the sack especially if you use Viagra so something?
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    Mar 26, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    g56whiz saidOK, you've had your minor heart attack and the stent makes you feel ten years younger. You're now home with the Plavix, Lipitor etc. etc.
    You've not done anything strenuous for two weeks.
    But when is it safe to get back in the sack especially if you use Viagra so something?

    That's a question for your doctor who's treating you, not for us.
  • g56whiz

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    Mar 26, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidThat's a question for your doctor who's treating you, not for us.


    That is absolutely true RV provided your PCP is an omniscient, gay cardiologist. When your PCP is none of the above, the experience of others and be informative without being instructive.
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    Mar 27, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    Yahoo has a great gay online support group for prostate cancer guys. Check and see if there is one for gays with heart problems.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 27, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    I have no idea if what he said was true, but don't you want to marry the guy in the cowboy hat?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 27, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    But as for the viagra, there might be some interactions with the drugs you're on. Most old people show up in emergency because of drug interactions, not because their organs are failing.
  • g56whiz

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    Mar 27, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidI have no idea if what he said was true, but don't you want to marry the guy in the cowboy hat?


    If laughter is the best medicine, you're the best pharmacist.
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    Mar 27, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    g56whiz saidOK, you've had your minor heart attack and the stent makes you feel ten years younger. You're now home with the Plavix, Lipitor etc. etc.
    You've not done anything strenuous for two weeks.
    But when is it safe to get back in the sack especially if you use Viagra so something?


    Texans! LOL. The stroke capitol of The World: Dallas. The heart attack capitol of The World: Houston.

    These are questions to ask your health care professionals.
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    Mar 27, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    From what I was taught (actually from what the lecturer screamed at me after i gave my idiotic answer of two flights of stairs) is that after a heart attack, if u can get it up, you can get back on the horse whenever you like..so no real need to wait. The amount of blood your heart requires during sexual activity is the equivalent of going up one flight of stairs. Avoid the Viagra until u speak to your doctor and avoid it like the plague if you're on any nitrates. Same with poppers. The best would be a position where you're on the bottom and the guy's riding you (if you're a top...if you're a bottom then..well..you're kinda already on on the bottom).

    I'm not licensed yet (one more test to go) so confirm all of this from a more knowledgeable entity but according to my limited experience and the books... I've told u what i know.
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    Mar 27, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    Yep...any good queer knows that poppers / NITRITES (note nitrites vs nitrates, a slight difference) and Viagra or Cialias....can be a script for DEATH due to low blood pressure.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppers

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrite
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    Mar 27, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    Cardiologists may vary in their recommendations concerning sex after an MI.

    The cardiologist I work with does a stress test two weeks after the MI. If the stress test shows no abnormalities (residual ischemia) and the person has no symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath or findings of heart failure he may resume sex. The recommendation is the same for male or female, straight of gay.

    Prior posters are correct when warning you of using Viagra like drugs with the nitrate drugs. Poppers are also in the nitrate family.

    Your physician will need to make the decision.