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Old 02-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hi,

Last June i went to my GP for a repeat prescription for Zoton for acid reflux and i was breathing rather fast and hard (was normal to me) so he done a mini ECG and it showed my heart rate was 184 so he sent me straight to A&E where i had a proper ECG, blood work, urine test and X-ray, everything came back clear other then the fact i had a racing heart, when it got down to 140 they let me go home and made an appointment for me to wear a holter monitor for 24 hours in September, in December i finally got to see a cardiologist who said they would do more tests and still had not listened to the holter monitor recording!! (i was furious)

Last month i went and had a Echo cardiogram which showed i was tachycardia and 2 of the heart valves (they was 3 letter words one with a c and one with a v) was contracting, i also got the results for the holter monitor which showed i have a continuous heart rate of 150-160.

Tomorrow i am getting an event monitor put on for 30 days to try and catch one of my episodes, these being that in the beginning every so often i would get a sharp pain in my chest (between my breasts) and then i would feel like i could not get enough oxygen even tho i was taking deep breaths, these would last about 45 minutes and then i would be very tired and usually fall asleep in the chair for a few hours. Now this happens every day sometimes more then once a day and i pass out for a minute or two and then i get very tired and fall asleep. Now the cardiologists are saying there is a possibility i have epilepsy and that is why i am passing out. :/

I am always tired, physically tired, i am a student and my course finishes this May and i have missed loads already due to this. I am so scared to go to sleep that the only time i do sleep is if i pass out because i can no longer keep my eyes open, i am so scared because when i have gone to bed i have woken up struggling to breath and my heart going like a F1 car

The doctors are speeding up trying to get to the bottom of this so they can start treating what ever is causing all of this so that i am happy about.

Nobody seems to understand tho, my GP told me to explain it that if they went to the gym for 2 hours and done a full cardiac work up how tired would they feel after? and that is me 24/7 7 days a week, but they still don't get it.

I've been advised to stay away from stress, any form of exercise or anything that would naturally increase your heart rate so i literally can do nothing!!


Sorry its so long....

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie & Frightened

I forgot to mention i often get pains in my left arm, my hands turn blue and i get pins and needles alot in my hands and feet for no reason :/

 
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:48 AM   #3
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Sorry that you're having to deal with this. Definitely not fun. Sorry I have nothing insightful to say regarding your post other than I wish for your answers and concerns to what's happening to be figured by the drs as soon as possible. Stay as positive as you can... There's is a light at the end of this

 
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thank you, i am trying to stay positive but im feeling rather beat lately just wish i had proper answers so i can start treating it, but again thank you for your reply

 
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:48 AM   #5
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I did not understand. You had a echocardiogram 2 of your heart valves are what?

 
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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Re: Newbie & Frightened

He said that 2 things were contracting which was a concern both were 3 letter words one had a v and the other an a

 
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