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8 hours ago, Smiley said:

Only just reading this. Bizarrely I’ve been in hospital this morning having an ECG, blood tests and chest x-ray after suffering from severe pains on the left side of my chest. Actually had my first ECG at home in the kitchen from Ambulance crew just 5 mins after I’d spoke to someone on the 111 line. Got the all clear, so not sure what the pains are, still getting them even now. But doctors were confident my heart and lungs plus arteries were all in good shape.

Are beta blockers and ace inhibitors something you can just readily buy and take without prescription?

I wouldn't have thought so, propranolol and similar are what you'd want but they, although a pretty mild stimulate, would need to be prescription. Maybe an online pharmacy would do it. They are primarily for panic attacks and such like.

 

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10 hours ago, Smiley said:

Only just reading this. Bizarrely I’ve been in hospital this morning having an ECG, blood tests and chest x-ray after suffering from severe pains on the left side of my chest. Actually had my first ECG at home in the kitchen from Ambulance crew just 5 mins after I’d spoke to someone on the 111 line. Got the all clear, so not sure what the pains are, still getting them even now. But doctors were confident my heart and lungs plus arteries were all in good shape.

Are beta blockers and ace inhibitors something you can just readily buy and take without prescription?

Mine are prescription mate - along with a low dose of aspirin to keep the blood thinned which reduces the chance of heart attack and stroke. They usually chuck in some statins to complete the heart attack pack.

I just looked online and they are apparently prescription only but have no doubt you can buy them on t'internet although you don't necessarily know what you're getting - so if the chest pains persist I'd go back to the doctors and hassle them for proper answer.

 

FYI: Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors are a class of medication used primarily for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. They work by causing relaxation of blood vessels as well as a decrease in blood volume, which leads to lower blood pressure and decreased oxygen demand from the heart

Beta blockers work mainly by slowing down the heart. They do this by blocking the action of hormones like adrenaline.

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To be honest its not a route I wanna go down. Had a cough since Christmas Eve, eased for a week mid-Jan but been back. Wondered if I’d ruptured something with all the thrashing around! That wasn’t picked up. One thing that did was dehydration. I’m usually one for filling up a 2.2ltr bottle each day and drinking that and more besides. Have definitely eased off. But again, doctors didn’t link that to my pains.

Then started to wonder if running a marathon without any training was wise… bit of bravado in doing it, but physically, will it have caused any short term damage?

My blood pressure is normal.

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My fitness plan starts again tomorrow. Got in proper shape late last year, things have slid since then. Binge eating, binge drinking. Ive gone a bit mental again.

Time to change it. Off the sausage and bacon bin lids. Back on the the chicken and oats.

See if it sorts my bonce out.

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3 hours ago, Wanderlust said:

Mine are prescription mate - along with a low dose of aspirin to keep the blood thinned which reduces the chance of heart attack and stroke. They usually chuck in some statins to complete the heart attack pack.

I just looked online and they are apparently prescription only but have no doubt you can buy them on t'internet although you don't necessarily know what you're getting - so if the chest pains persist I'd go back to the doctors and hassle them for proper answer.

 

FYI: Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors are a class of medication used primarily for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. They work by causing relaxation of blood vessels as well as a decrease in blood volume, which leads to lower blood pressure and decreased oxygen demand from the heart

Beta blockers work mainly by slowing down the heart. They do this by blocking the action of hormones like adrenaline.

See, Rudy would have understood all that.

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I have recently joined a circuit training type gym. you get your own station and it varies from day to day for Squats, Chest, Deadlift. finding it really beneficial. my running is doing better and my weight is slowly coming down. 

Classes 45 minutes so you can fit them in easily and doing more as you dont have to wait for people to finish on equipment. 

i am doing a "Burn" circuit and it honestly kills you and end up burning 600 ish calaories and as you get weighed every 3 weeks it kind of helps you to try and stick to a diet. (Calories only with  protein goal)

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Doing the old calorie counting at the moment and I’ve been struggling to take it the correct amount of protein needed, that was until I came across the protein section in Aldi! Yoghurts, Puddings, moose’s all decent tasting and cheap, so if anyone is struggling to get enough protein get down to Aldi.

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3 hours ago, royal white said:

Doing the old calorie counting at the moment and I’ve been struggling to take it the correct amount of protein needed, that was until I came across the protein section in Aldi! Yoghurts, Puddings, moose’s all decent tasting and cheap, so if anyone is struggling to get enough protein get down to Aldi.

Im on their protein. Its bang on and half the price of MyProtein 

Just hope there's going to be no shortages

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3 hours ago, royal white said:

Doing the old calorie counting at the moment and I’ve been struggling to take it the correct amount of protein needed, that was until I came across the protein section in Aldi! Yoghurts, Puddings, moose’s all decent tasting and cheap, so if anyone is struggling to get enough protein get down to Aldi.

Wife gets them for the lad, I clocked the price of them and upped his board money.

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On 16/02/2023 at 12:47, Smiley said:

5 miler in the dark looks good! Did the Rivington Petzl one the other week, my first night race.

Former poster off here came 1st in the AA short 16 miler on Saturday I believe.

If the former poster is Hopey. He did my race too.

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On 25/02/2023 at 18:36, fishbulb said:

If the former poster is Hopey. He did my race too.

Aye that’s him. I ended up doing the Edale Skyline on Saturday morning. Minus 7 with the windchill. Not pretty! Legs felt a bit doomed by 19 miles. But cracked on.

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There’s a young lad on Instagram (not Philip Schofield young) who gives some cracking fitness tips and recipes, massively emphasises the importance of your diet over exercise. 
 

@scaseyfitness is his page 

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