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Board: Digestive Disorders 04-19-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Unintentional weight loss

Between Jan 2015 to Aug 2015, I had lost 11 kg (24 pound). My stool was light colored which I read suggest malabsorption of fats) and half the time was broken up. I was not exercising since I was...
Board: Bowel Disorders 01-27-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Haemorrhoids or what??

I have something similar.There was one bump a little further from the anus and then the bump shrunk a bit (less fluid in it) and now there is a second one but closer to the anus. Is it possible to...
Board: Digestive Disorders 01-21-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By justaguy300
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-31-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Unintentionally weight loss

That is a lot of weight loss. What does the stool look like in color? Is it light brown?
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-31-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Can this be crohns?

Did you figure out what the problem is or where the pain comes from?

Mine is on the left side, but the upper quadrant. It is messing my life as well. Laying down is ok, When I get up from bed, it...
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-31-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Bleeding, abdominal pain on left side

Yes, I am going to go this saturday.
Do you have diverticulitis?
What is the solution?
Board: Digestive Disorders 12-30-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By justaguy300
Bleeding, abdominal pain on left side

Hello everyone,
I am 38, male.

I have some abdominal pain which started in august 2015. It is located on the left side, below the bone. I guess you have the stomach and the large intestine there....
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-30-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Crohns Disease 29 surgerys Hydrocodine liver worry

Hello dinayinyang,
I guess you meant hydrocodone. This looks like a painkiller, like codeine and morphine.
I think the risk to the liver comes from paracetamol (active ingredient of tylenol). The...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-30-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Resting Heart Rate

That seems fine.
Heart rate in the rate of 60 to 100 is considered normal. It is higher for kids and lower for the elderly.
My resting heart rate is 72 to 85 and during the day while sitting, 75 to...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 12-23-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By justaguy300
Anyone have symptoms like this?

For a while now, I have been getting pain in my left abdomen. It is just below the breast bone.
The thing is, when I am in bed, I am fine. When I get up in the morning, in about 10 to 30 min, I feel...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-22-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Pressure in chest when standing up

I'm not sure what that is.
In the case of POTS, the heart rate goes up drastically, 30 bpm and blood pressure drops and the person feels pre-syncope or syncope (fainting). I haven't heard of someone...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-22-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Pressure in chest when standing up

Is your pressure on the left side, between abdomen and chest area, just below the bone?
I get a pressure as well, usually after 30 min when I wake up. It turns into a dull pain sometimes and goes...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By justaguy300
Re: What to do when I am not sure about the cardiologist is right for me or not thoug

Cardiologists see a lot of cases and know their subjects pretty well. It is better to listen to what they say.
I do technical support and I get cases where the client tells me what the issue is and...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-10-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By justaguy300
Re: What to do when I am not sure about the cardiologist is right for me or not thoug

Can you give numbers?
How much is it at rest? Standing? After a walk?
How much is your blood pressure?
What symptoms are you getting?
Board: Heart Disorders 12-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By justaguy300
Re: PVCs due to stress?

Unfortunately yes.

I am a guy, 38, I don't smoke or drink alcohol. I do tech support on the phone and although I wasn't feeling much stress (or perhaps I am used to it), it was starting to get to...
Board: Anxiety 11-09-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By justaguy300
Re: anyone else?

Glad those tests came back normal.
Did the shoulder pain go away?
Unfortunately, this pain thing is a mystery to me. I have chest pain on a daily basis (but not constant). It might start as a...
Board: Anxiety 11-09-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By justaguy300
Re: citalopram anxiety tab

FYI, I restarted taking the Effexor (Venlafaxine). My body got used to it and I'm not getting nausea or lightheaded. It was 37.5 mg. Now I'm on 75 mg. I don't know if it is working. I still have...
Board: Anxiety 10-26-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By justaguy300
Re: citalopram anxiety tab

Dizziness is reported as a symptom for this drug. Perhaps it causes blood pressure to drop in individuals. I was taking Effexor 37.5 mg for 4 days and I would get very lightheaded and strong nausea....
Board: Heart Disorders 10-23-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Feeling a PVC coming on

Hello Machaon,
I remember you. It has been a couple of years perhaps since I posted here.
Hope all is well with you.

I went to the ER because of some episode of extreme chest pain yesterday....
Board: Heart Disorders 10-22-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By justaguy300
Feeling a PVC coming on

Hello,
For those who have PVCs, do you feel that one is coming about 2 heart beats before?

I don't know if I have PVCs because previous times that I had an ECG (3 in the ER in 2012, 1 in 2013, 1...
Board: Anxiety 09-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By justaguy300
Re: anxiety - physical symptoms only, no anxiety?

I'm in a similar situation. It sucks not knowing what is wrong. What work do you do when you were working?
I also get nausea, dizziness, lightheaded, chest tightness left side, chest pain,...
Board: Anxiety 09-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Anxity phisical but not mental symtoms

Even if you don't have problems sleeping, if you are seated somewhere, you could close your eyes and rest. That might cause your system to relax, to release some rest hormones.

I hate the pounding...
Board: Anxiety 09-14-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By justaguy300
Left side of chest and under arm irritated

Anyone feel like the left side of chest and under arm irritated.
In general, it is to the left side of the left breast. It is an area large enough to cover a hand.
It feels shaky, irritated,...
Board: Anxiety 09-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By justaguy300
Re: Anxity phisical but not mental symtoms

Yes, I am in that boat.
What are your symptoms?

What I do is close my eyes and try to "sleep" but I'm not really sleeping.
Board: Heart Disorders 06-26-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
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: 1,092
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: 1,464
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: 656
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: 2,562
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: 466
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: 466
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: 601
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: 2,090
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: 568
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: 728
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: 1,092
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: 1,092
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: 816
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: 2,320
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: 451
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: 451
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: 866
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: 467
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: 714
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: 6,521
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: 519
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: 438
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: 410
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: 688
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: 576
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...
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