Lipitor users: Know what to do if you have chest pain



Many Lipitor users know first-hand the panic that can ensue when you experience sudden chest pain.

Many Lipitor users know first-hand the panic that can ensue when you experience sudden chest pain. Your severity of chest pain can be a difficult thing to gauge on your own, especially if you haven't had serious symptoms in the past. Chest pain can indicate a lot of things, from common digestive problems like indigestion to more serious events like a heart attack. This is why it is important for people who buy Lipitor to know what to do when chest pain occurs.

As a general rule, if you have chest pain that lasts for more than a few minutes, you should seek the help of a health care professional rather than trying to figure out where the pain is coming from yourself, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, there are ways to know if your chest pain is unrelated to a heart attack, according to Group Health Cooperative:

  • An antacid helps relieve your symptoms
  • The pain increases dramatically after taking deep breaths
  • You can pinpoint the exact spot where the pain is occurring
  • The pain worsens when you move

You will need to contact emergency medical personnel if you experience any of the following symptoms along with your chest pain:

  • The inability to stand or walk (this could be a sign of shock)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Pain that spreads to other areas of the body
  • Irregular pulse

Every minute matters in the event of a heart attack, so it is important to make sure that you tell the EMS or health care professional what Canadian drugs you are taking or allergic reactions you may have to some medicines, including aspirin. If mild chest pain continues to be a problem or you have a history of heart-related illness, there are several medicines on the market you can find at a Canadian pharmacy that could help alleviate your symptoms.