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Board: Heart Disorders 06-26-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Chest pain

Are you still having the same pains? Because whatever the cause is, sometimes pain goes away and comes back.
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 06-24-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Hands up

I just have color change. I don't have any pain symptoms.
It goes red and sometimes when there is more blood accumulated, it looks blue.
Board: Heart Disorders 05-13-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Ejection Fraction 19%

I don't know much but isn't the pacemaker's job to take over the job of the natural pacemaker of the heart (sinus node)?
Or perhaps the pacemaker role in this case is to cause a stronger compression...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-13-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Heart Beating Hard

I don't think you have much to be concerned about.
I have pounding heart beat almost all the time. I don't exercise anymore since even a little bit of effort raises my heart rate (90s to 100s) and...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-08-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Metoprolol tartrate side effects

I also take metoprolol. I'm suppose to take 25 mg twice a day but I actually break each pill into 2. I take 3 or 4 per day, depending on how crappy I feel. By crappy, I mean, sometimes I feel extreme...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-04-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By justaguy300
Re: blood pressure doesn't change

He prescribed it to reduce the heart rate only. It helps with the pounding a little. In the beginning, I was worried it would reduce my blood pressure too much and I would feel week in the morning so...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By justaguy300
blood pressure doesn't change

I am taking metoprolol for 4 months now. I take 37 mg per day.
The reason why I take it is to reduce the heart rate and to reduce heart pounding.
I have noticed that my blood pressure hasn't...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-29-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Chest pain

Maybe angiogram?
It is used to visual the inside of veins and arteries, to detect blockages. One technique is to inject an X-ray absorber into the vein. Then photograph with an x-ray emitter.
Board: Heart Disorders 04-29-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,446
Posted By justaguy300
Re: I need a cardiologist

Canada's health system is stressed to the max. There are way too many people and not enough doctors. A lot of doctors go to the states because they can open a private practice and make more money....
Board: Heart Disorders 04-12-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Young, athletic and dealing with heart issues.

I'm sorry that the beta-blocker didn't help.
In my case, I don't know what my problem is, perhaps Inappropriate sinus tachycardia. I have constant pounding heart and could not really get out of bed....
Board: Heart Disorders 04-11-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By justaguy300
Re: atenolol 25mg has anyone taking this before please help

Sorry, I don't take atenolol. I take metoprolol 25 mg 2 times a day. This is considered low dose.
Both are beta 1 adrenergic receptor blockers. The side effects of both these drugs are similar...
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 04-09-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Hands up

Thanks for the reply.

In my case, it doesn't turn white. It goes red and then blue. It doesn't hurt. It doesn't throb. I just have to put my hands up.

What is weird is that I had this when I...
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 04-05-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By justaguy300
Hands up

I guess I have raynaud's syndrome.
My hands are often cold and they get red if I have them down.
In order to get rid of the redness, I put my my hands up and the blood flows down. It is a temporary...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-26-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By justaguy300
Re: 28 year old with heart problems? is it possible? help please!!!

Your blood pressure seems a little low. Could it be a reason you get dizzy and lightheaded?
You can try to experiment. Increase salt intake to increase pressure.

Yes, I use to get sever nausea...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,556
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Feeling contractions or something in left side of chest

I have felt contractions too and it felt like it came from the bottom portion of my heart. I don't drink and cut out caffeine a long time ago. In my case, It was happening in february and very very...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-23-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By justaguy300
Re: How to deal with discomfort

That's what I was thinking because at certain times, it feels like an inflammation, sometimes it feels like pain and sometimes it feels sore.

So what food did you find that is incompatible with...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By justaguy300
How to deal with discomfort

Does anyone else get some kind of weird discomfort. I get it everyday and it can last several hours. It is very distracting and prevents me from concentrating. It is hard to describe it. All I can...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Strong Heartbeat

I get it too. Also heart vibrations, like there is a cellphone inside. Also have this uneasy sensation in my chest most of the time, chest pressure sometimes, chest pain rarely. Nausea often and...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By justaguy300
Re: what is this? (pic)

I have dull pain sometimes in the blue area. When I arch my back, it hurts in that blue area. I also get rapid heart beat and pounding heart beat and other symptoms.

In your case, it might be...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-01-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Cardiac pain or something else?

I think that technology is limited. The doctors take certain measurements like EKG, blood components, echography and if nothing shows up, they stop there.

6 years ago, I had back pain and my...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-23-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,840
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Resting pulse 138 please help !!!!!!!

Welcome to the club of messed up people.



Look up hyperthyroidism. Some of the symptoms are palpitations, rapid heart rate, anxiety, nervousness, etc.

When they do a blood test, they need to...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-23-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Beta Blocker = Edema

Not sure. I am on low dose, according to my doctor. 25 mg 2x per day metoprolol. It doesn't completely get rid of palpitations but it makes a big difference. I would not be able to get up and do much...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-21-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Sudden Heart Skipping .

It could be extrasystole, also called premature ventricular contraction.

That is heart related and it would show up on an EKG. It can also be detected with a stethoscope but an EKG is better. It...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Anxiety

That sounds more like a nerve issue and I'm guessing it has gone away on its own. Has it gone away?
Board: Heart Disorders 02-21-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Newbie & Frightened

I did not understand. You had a echocardiogram 2 of your heart valves are what?
Board: Anxiety 02-19-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By justaguy300
Why do you get chest pains

This is just a general question about anxiety.

Why do people with anxiety get symptoms that seem to be the same as a heart attack or extrasystole or any of the arrythmia conditions?

Why chest...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-07-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By justaguy300
Re: can't stop crying

Yes, it would be nice if the doctors carried out all the tests. I'm not an expert but I think that if you have one heart condition, it is possible to have some other heart condition in parallel.

I...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By justaguy300
Re: can't stop crying

Sorry to hear that.
You said you have a normal ECG? Then you can't be sure it is PVC.

Also, in my experience, once they label you as a person that has PVC, then forget it. In their mind, PVC is...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-05-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Discomfort with low heart rate

Thanks for the replies.
Machaon. I remember reading your thread. You have a complicated case.
It is good when you experiment and you find something that helps. I use to go out for walks (1 hour)...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-02-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Health Questions about sinus tachycardia

Hello fellow Canadian. Yes, the medical system here is not good. My symptoms started april 2012. It started slow and got worst over time. I've been to the ER 3 times. Each time, they do tests and...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-02-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By justaguy300
Discomfort with low heart rate

Hi,
Does it make sense to feel chest discomfort at a low heart rate?
It seems that when my heart rate goes above 90, I feel bad. Sometimes, even in the 80's, it feels uncomfortable.

My other...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Irregular heartbeart.

I think it is common to feel palpitations more when lying down. I have that case and so do others. I imagine you get that feeling of your heart is going to stop. I have been through that for 8...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By justaguy300
Re: heavyness in heart

Yes, I too felt a little more comfortable when I raised my left arm. I have chest discomfort too. Sometimes, I feel vibrations near heart. Sometimes it feels like a storm. I use to get a lot of...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By justaguy300
Re: heart problems!

I started out with a weird feeling in my chest but it didn't bother me.
1 month later, had an attack with heart rate of 120. Went to ER and they did blood pressure, blood test, chest X-ray, 2 ECG...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-10-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Palpitations on movement

In my case, after my last attack, I've had really strong palpitations and I stayed in bed for 2 weeks. Slowly, it lessened so I was able to get out of bed, get out and do walks for 10 min. I felt...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-05-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By justaguy300
Re: beta blockers reduce the heart rate

I didn't have a good christmas and new years either. I have been having really bad palpiations since dec 6 (the day of my 4th attack). On dec 10, I went to local clinic and the doctor said it is...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By justaguy300
Re: 29/f tachycardia

<I read> it is one of the possible side effects.
Once you stop taking it, symptoms should clear up.
Board: Heart Disorders 01-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By justaguy300
Re: My heart rhythm seems to be always 95

I went to the local clinic again. This time, the doctor prescribed metoprolol 25 mg. Not much else to report besides my extreme nausea disappeared 3 days ago (3 days straight). I some some minor...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By justaguy300
Re: My heart rhythm seems to be always 95

To ladybud : Sorry for the delay. I wanted to go to the clinic and get a record of my papers but that is not going to happen anytime soon bc it is the holiday season, and admin office or archives are...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By justaguy300
Re: my chest feels heavy

75 bpm isn't racing. The normal range is 60-100 or 60-90 depending on what source you read. I think 65-80 is pretty normal. Are you feeling chest pressure?
Board: Heart Disorders 12-21-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By justaguy300
Re: My heart rhythm seems to be always 95

I measured my heart rate in bed a few times while I was well rested. I'm getting 77, 80 and 82. It seems that if I get up and move around, heart rate goes up. If I walk for 10 to 15 min, I get...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-19-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By justaguy300
Re: My heart rhythm seems to be always 95

My pressure is always around 120/75 so they consider me normal and I haven't been referred to a specialist. Blood test normal, chest x-ray normal, EKG normal. The second time I was at the emergency,...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By justaguy300
Re: beta blockers reduce the heart rate

Thanks guys.
Well, my blood pressure is 120/75 all the time, but my heart rate seems to be 95. It seemed like when my rate was lower than 90, I felt alright. That's why I wondered if I should take...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By justaguy300
My heart rhythm seems to be always 95

Hello people,
My heart rhythm seems to be always 95. The highest I have had is 118 (during an attack). I don't have chest pains but I have felt pressure in that area. Some days, I have nausea all...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-07-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By justaguy300
Re: What's Wrong With My Heart?

That is painful to read. I was a healthy 35 guy with a happy lifestyle, almost stress free and then life (my body chemistry) screwed me.

It is important to get rid of the blood cloth problem....
Board: Heart Disorders 12-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By justaguy300
beta blockers reduce the heart rate

Can you talk about your own experience? Which one you take (mg), how much does it reduce and what would your heart rate be without it
What are the side effects you experience?
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