Thread: L-arginine Heart Attack?
11-22-2004, 09:37 PM #1
L-arginine Heart Attack?
Alright... now a heart attack is a little far fetched but I began taking L-arginine this morning.. took 2 grams this morning with breakfast and everything was ok the first few hours but starting this afternoon I began having chest pains... They aren't horrible but they are there and they are only on the left side right where my heart is... I took NO2 before and I got similar chest pains... I have been told this increases blood flow.... which makes your heart work harder... is it possible that the L-arginine could actually cause heart damage? I am not going to take it anymore as it is not worth the risk anyways... but I wondered if anyone else has had similar problems.... Appreciate any comments.
11-23-2004, 12:45 AM #2AnabolicAlien Guest
very interesting... seriously.
i'll look into this for you tomorrow bro. i know other vasodilators can be dangerous if you have heart problems.
11-23-2004, 01:50 AM #3
thanks a lot bro.... The chest pains continued durring my work-out. I'm sure they will be gone tommorow but o well... thats a waste of my 2 new bottles of L-arginine.... it's not worth dying for when I can use everything else...
11-23-2004, 02:21 AM #4
might have to build up to effect on the arginine - just a thought - some people have a more pronounced reaction to certain chemicals then others - try it at 500mg - see if you have any difficulties
11-23-2004, 08:14 AM #5
go see a cardiologyst instead of asking here a simple 3 lead EKG can tell if u r having heart problems!
11-23-2004, 10:53 AM #6Anabolic Member
Originally Posted by 100%NATURAL-theGH
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Only way to tell for sure if you have a hiatal hernia (AKA acid reflux desease) is to get a barium swallow X-ray. But if you find taking plenty of pepcid AC's and Tums while doing your arginine do the trick just fine then maybe this is what you have. I have this condition confirmed by a barium swallow X-ray, but I NEVER have had a heart burn problem. This is because 50% of the cases the main simptom IS heart burn, but the other 50% of the cases, you get cramps that resemble or feel like a heart attack.
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11-23-2004, 11:35 AM #7Associate Member
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Why would you take 2 grams of L-arginine??? I would think 500mg would be more than enough. More isn't always better.................
11-23-2004, 10:00 PM #8
dude... most of these guys that are using it are taking 3 and 4 grams 3 times a day... I was going the lowest I saw which was 2g in the morning 3 before my workout and 2g before bed.... I am just gonna stay away from it... and yes I think that I have acid reflux for several other reasons so maybe this makes sense... but man it pisses me off... I started taking Prilosec OTC a few days ago and I'm gonna see if that helps out... and if it does I will see my doc and get on Nexium.
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