| | just getting diagnosed w/ pvc's-scared
Well, guys I am new here. Just thought I would give my "story" see if any of you can help or support me. I am 47 year old female. Last week I went to the Er b/c I had been having severe back pain, some dizziness, tightness across my chest, and general feeling that something wasn't right. The only reason I went to the ER was b/c a friend of mine said that upper back pain could be sign of heart attack in women. They did an EKG, blood work, ultr sound and mri. All turned out fine. I Except they said that I had PVC about 10 per minute and moderately high blood pressure. Told me to go to the cardiologist. He did a stress test and more blood work. Put me on 50 mg of atenenol. Blood work came out fine. However, there was a problem w/ the stress test. Of course, then nurse can't tell me what it is and I have to wait to hear the news from the doc.
(I have previously been diagnosed w/ MVP and was medicated on atenenol for about 10 years then was told that my MVP no longer met the criteria for MVP and was taken of the meds, I also have anxiety and ADD. I have been on meds for both but presently have been med free for about 6-9 months)
It has been one week and I am starting to feel better. Less tense in the chest, and my blood pressure is coming down. The problem is that I am having trouble w/ sleeping. I was OK for about 4 days and then one night I got a sharp quick pain in my chest. Scared me, stayed up most the night. test was tight, got some sleep if I propped myself up. The next night same thing happened. The pain does not continue, just the tightness in my chest. Then last night, I was sleeping good, But all of a sudden I felt like I was fainting in my sleep. I can't explain it any other way than that. I felt like I was falling or passing out in my sleep. Again, scared me big time. I got up and finally fell back to sleep after two or three hours. Needless to say, I get anxious to go to sleep now. The bags are getting bigger. Can anyone h elp me or have you experienced this.
I am so glad this board is here.