My 79 year old grandmother has been taking nitroglycerin pills for as long as I can remember. She used to only need it 1-2 times a day for chest pains, but for the past year it has gotten worse. She is now taking as much as 25 pills in a 24 hour period.
Shes been to doctors several time and has had heart scans and such. Every doctor says her heart is fine. This gets her more and more upset every time she goes since no one can explain the reason for the intense chest pains that she has been having. The pains are so bad that she grabs her chest and screams. She can lay down in bed like a normal person to sleep because the pains worsen. She says the pains are more in the morning and evening, but ive seen her have one of these attacks in the middle of the day. She lives alone and I am deeply worried.
Can anyone else explain why she "might: be having these pains and if its alright to be taking so many Nitros?
I guess im looking for someone who may have this same experience or knows anyone who has this problem.