Re: question about a quick sharp pain in my heart......
Hey, I have MVP and have lots of experience with what you are talking about, I understand completely. First of all, its actually more common than you think to be diagnosed with MVP one doctor visit and then not at the next. the click sound is often really hard for doctors to hear as it is, and more often than not MVP can only be properly diagnosed with an echocardiogram. For example, if you are really hydrated that day you go to the doctors, they may not hear a click at all.
The chest pain thing is really common with mvp. It can be scary but try to keep in mind it is normal. But it is possible to get this and other symptoms of mvp like palps, and racing heart under control. I was first diagnosed w/ it when I was 11, but i most likely had it my whole life. I went until 19 years old without any symptoms, so I know that it never bothered me before.. I became symptomatic after a bout with anxiety, which I still deal with...If you have anxiety problems and you can get them under control, I can almost guarantee your symptoms will decrease a LOT! anxiety can really aggravate mvp. When MVP becomes symptomatic, its important to follow some dietary guidelines along with reducing stress...most important things include: LOTS OF WATER!! No caffeine whatsoever, very little sugar (eating sugar is like asking for palps), and limited alcohol (body breaks down alcohol into sugar). Limited simple carbs. Smaller meals. I find that my heart races if I eat a big carb packed meal, so I try to eat small amounts throughout the day. Exercise when you can.
Try some of these tips and see if they help you.
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Last edited by ms_mod; 06-23-2007 at 07:35 PM.