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Old 01-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Just Seen a Doctor


I am a 42 year old male, Posted here it's not so much heart rhythm although I have tachycardia for many many years. The main problem started Saturday with pains in my right side upper chest by the nipple area to the left. The pain came on sharp them shot down into my groin area it went on for 6 to 7 hours on and off. When the pain v=came each time it took the breath out of me but after was normal again.

Also had been having heavy pressure feeling in my head and on my temples which I put down to blood pressure. I have had for years but got much worse over the last few months pain going up my throat and into my ears, wakes me up sometimes. I just feel now like every noise is so loud in my head and like a drum feeling.

Anyway I was still feeling off today with my head feeling like i can hear things loads louder than they are and just not feeling with it and dizzy with some pain which I still have as I am typing this on the right side of my head and over my eye. I went to the doctors and got back just over an hour ago, first the nurse took me in and did an ecg and took my blood pressure, the blood pressure was high number 220 low number 120 and my ecg just showed a fast heart rate. Also checked my temperature and said it was very high and did not know if it was viral or what. He was undecided if to get an ambulance for me right there and then but then said if I felt worse at home just get one or get to the hospital.

He said he will make me an appointment with a heart specialist and should hear from them in the next two weeks and have to have some blood work done this coming Wednesday.

He gave a prescription for paracetamol for the temperature and started me on some blood pressure tablets, he said though not to take them while i still have the temperature but the nurse came out after and said to start them tonight so I guess I will have one tonight. They are called Amlodipine can anyone shed any light what they do ,just for blood pressure?

Any other advice would be appreciated as I am feel so rotten at the moment.

Thank you


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Old 01-26-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: Just Seen a Doctor

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker given to lower blood pressure and/or treat angina.

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