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 Posted 4/14/2013 4:35:21 AM
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About 1 1/2 years ago my mother experienced a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Following the hospital stay the neuro put her on a generic form of Zocor to lower her cholesterol, generic form of Plavix to prevent blood clots, and blood pressure medicine to lower her blood pressure. Last week she was hospitalized because of TIA like symptoms (Dizziness, confusion, and speech issues). After running a battery of tests they discovered two main artieres that supply blood to the brain are totally occuled. The neuro interventionist and the neuro both said they are not able to stent it. There is nothing they can do for her except to regulate the blood pressure. They believe she is having TIA symptoms because her pressure if too los now and she is not getting enough blood to the brain. They have now taken her off the blood pressure medicine and since her removal from the blood pressure medicine her pressure has been good and confusion and speech have improved. She is still experiencing balance issues but nothing as significant as she was previously. We are going to seek a second medical opinion about the ability to stent the occluded arteries. In the meantime, she is taking the following medication:

Simvastatin 20MG 1x per day (Generic for Zocor)

Clopidogrel 75MG 1x per day (Generic for Plavix)

Fluoxetine 20MG 1x per day (Generic for Prozac)

Low-Dose Asprin 81MG 1x per day

Levothyroxine .075 MG 1x per day (thyroid medicine)

She also suffers from interstitial cystitis and takes the following medicine for that issue:

Phenazopyridine 200 MG 1 x per day (Generic for Pyridium)

Myrbetriq 25MG 1x per day

I finally got her to start taking some vitamins, she takes the following:

Alive Multivitamin

COQ10 100 MG 1 x per day

Vitamin D3 5,000 MG 1 x per day

She is 75 years old and lives on a fixed income (Social Security) so funds are limited. So my question is the following. What supplements do you recommend she take? And which two of those supplements would be your must have if she could only afford to pick a couple?

Thanks for your help and insight.
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 Posted 4/15/2013 5:30:03 AM
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200 mg of Ubiquinol works better than Co-Q10.  For better blood flow, I strongly recommend taking pycnogenol, 200 mg /day.
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 Posted 4/16/2013 2:58:13 PM
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Thanks for your reply Transpower.
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 Posted 4/22/2013 12:54:32 PM
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