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Old 09-01-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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Soodle...How are you doing??

Hi Soodle,
Just hoping that things are going better for you. I'm going back to my Dr. once again tomorrow because of my chest pressure and shortness of breath. All of a sudden my breathlessness has gotten ten times worse. I felt like I was having an asthma attack just walking to my car today. I stopped taking my beta blocker again last week because I thought it was contributing to my shortness of breath, but I've only gotten worse since I stopped taking it.

My hypochondria is back in full force again, too. Now, I'm convinced I have lymphoma. Deep down I know that it is HIGHLY unlikely that I have it, but I can't stop researching about it. Just like I couldn't stop reading about heart disease 6 months ago. This is a vicious cycle.

I hope you're doing better than I am.

 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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Re: Soodle...How are you doing??

Hi hillery. I'm sorry to hear you're no better. I still have all the same symptoms - tight chest, weird, tight feeling in my throat and head, vision probs, shortnesss of breath and generally feeling like i'm gonna have a heart attack any second. Got chatting to a girl the other day who's boyfriend died of a heart attack at 32 which of course started me worrying again. I feel so ill and really can't beleive this is anxiety, despite what the doctors say.

Have sort of accepted that I'm gonna die in the not too distant but at the same time I'm hoping the docs are right. Man, I feel so bad and this has been going on for so long.

 
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Re: Soodle...How are you doing??

I'm sorry to hear you're feeling the same. Things have got to get better for both of us eventually. I'm trying to have an optimistic outlook, but it's definately hard when I have felt so awful for so long.

I went to my Dr. today and got a stern speech because I stopped taking my beta blocker without talking to him. So, I'm back on 50mg of toprol xl. They did yet another ekg and it was normal except for my heart rate being very fast. Now, he thinks I'm anemic so they drew more blood for a CBC and some other labs. He told me that anemia could be causing my: rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, chest pressure, fatigue and lightheadedness. He said some of my labs from 6 months ago showed I had low hemoglobin. Ok...I've had these symptoms for over a year and they are just now thinking of this!
I swear...I don't understand how some Dr.'s get their licenses.

Take care

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