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Hi! hope everyone is doing good today! not sure if you'll be back aerosmith, but if you do come back, I've got a small question!!
My doc thinks I have a hormone problem and he wants to put me on Aleese 21 day (bc-pills), but even though he told me it is a very low doss pill, I'm still afaid! will this make my heart pacs worse?
I've heard so many bad things about taking the pill and how its bad for the heart!
also, you do know if its okay to take co-Q10 with the bc-pill?
Thanks! (If you read this!)
good luck with everything!
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All I have to say is if you remain as concerned and willing to explain after you become a doctor you will have more patients than you know what to do with. If my doctor took the time to explain my problems to me like you do I wouldn't have near the anxiety that I have over my heart problems. Keep up the good work the world needs more Doctors like you!!!!!!!

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Aerosmith22,
I really really hope you are still answering this board, or maybe someone else knows...?
My mother has Supraventricular Tachycardia. What exactly is this?? The doctors said something about an operation of going through a vein in the leg to the heart or something..?? What is this?? Is this really dangerous????? We are VERY worried about this. Is this what is causing her heart palps then? Could this operation fix it?
They also said this is a birth defect. Does this mean her mother/father had it? Will my siblings and I have it?
If you need any more info let me know!
Take care I really hope you are out there,
Lori

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And I agree with Moose, you are a great doctor!!!

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Lori-

Hi. Apprecaite the compliments. Im not a doctor yet though >=oř ..give me a few more years. hehe.

Supraventricular tachycardia. Lori, in your case, i can relate to this problem more than any of the others on this board. I once had supraventricular tachycardia. This is a condition in which a abnormal heart rhythm or, arrythmia, is generated in the atria which are the upper chambers of the heart. Do not confuse this with Ventricular tachycardia because that is a very diffrent arrythmia, with a more poor prognosis.

Some types of Supraventricular tachycardia such as Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (an extra pathway connectving the atria and ventricles) or AV nodal reentrant tachycardia are fancy names for what is known as a accesory pathway in the heart. Our hearts follow a complex and great electrical system pathway through out the heart in order for it to contract. Some times a few of us can be born with an extra pathway in our heart. Depending on where this pathway is and its conduction properties is where it gets its name. Some Supraventricular tachycardias do not use a accesory pathway to cause a arrythmia, they are actually just cells of the hearts walls that our aggrivated and firing electrical signals causing a fast of irregular heartbeat. Either way these pathways or cells disrupt the normal conduction system and sometimes take over. When this happens the arrythmia starts, the person may notice palpitations, become light headed, or even pass out..chest pain is also common. I myself had wolff parkinson white syndrome. These pathways will conduct usually in a circular motion over and over and cause the heart to contract at a high rate of speed producing usually intolerable symptoms to the patient. If the arrythmia the patient has is significant or serious enough, the patient may qualify for what is called Radio Frequency Ablation. This is where your mother will be taken into the hospital early in the morning, her family present, and admited to the cardiac unit. They will come down and get her and take her to the EP lab for the first part of the procedure which is a Electrophysilogical study of her heart. They will sedate her and she will usually be awake, but you can usually go to sleep, I did by accident. They insert catheters which are wires with electrodes on the end into her leg (around the groin area), and run them up into her heart area. Once there, they enter into the heart and start the EP testing, they try to 'induce' the arrythmia (supraventricular tachycardia) that your mom has, once they do this, they monitor it and map the electrical currents in her heart. They will then be able to see what is causing the arrythmia (wither a pathway or cells firing in the heart) and decide if it is possible to "burn" it out with the catheters (radio frequency ablation) if it is, they will begin the short burn process and it is usually 98% sucessful in completley curing the patient. The procedure is minimally invasive as possible and usually takes 1-4 hours. Mine took about 5 hours. I know this procedure sounds scarey or dangerous, but really is not. It is very low risk. And its complications rate is usually under 2%. Death is almost not even to be though of as possible, but has happened RARELY in the past with patients with very serious arrythmias such as ventricular fibrillation. This would not be your moms case, and the risk of something serious like that is close to 0%. Some 0.02% to be exact, or maybe it was 0.2%. Either way, I have never seen any of the thousands of patients go through our EP lab ever die. Its a very safe procedure and poses almost no danger at all. Infact your mom will probably be sent home the next morning. I cannot entirely shake off your nerves for this, but I tell you I was scared to death thinking it was going to be serious and scarey when I went in. But it really wasnt, and I was embarassed for getting so worked up over it. Its simple, safe, and effective for curing your mother of her arrythmia for life. I work in a lab where this is almost all we do all day are these procedures. We see many women and men with SVT's (supraventricular tachycardia) and our able to usually cure them of the arrythmia. I dont see any exception with your mom =o] ....by the way, would you happen to know exactly what the name of her arrythmia is? (Example: Wolff parkinson white, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, av nodal reentrant tachycardia, , ect....)
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Lori, I went back and re-read your post, they stated it was a birth defect. This would be considered a accesory pathway arrythmia like wolff parkinson white, or av nodal reentrant tachycardia. This is better, its generally even easier to burn pathways than anything else, and yields the best success rate. Just something she was born with and could not be helped, its always possible anyone could have it, but i believe you would know if you did, you would be sitting around watching tv or something and your heart would suddenly jump from about 60 beats per minute to 150-250 beats per minute without warning and feel like it was going to pound and rock its way out of your chest and then usually stop suddenly, and if not you would probaby feel like going to the Emergency Room. Those attacks can provoke much anxiety..I was the only one im my family with it, neither of my parents had it, or any realitives. have a great day. ;o]

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really out of my reach to answer that on the board for exact, i would really have to say to speak with your doctor, but if you do notice a increase in palpitations on either one (co-Q10 i believe would not affect Pac's) then i would say quit taking them and consult with your doctor. As long as he knows you have PAC's and is ok with both meds at their dosage, then I would probably go with him, if they start to bother you make sure to let him know and try to og a diffrent route. sorry i couldnt help more.
have a good one.

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Aerosmith,
You can't even imagine how much I appreciate your reply. We all appreciate all the help you have gave us and understand you are busy. I believe you will be such a wonderfull doctor you are already a wonderful person. Too bad all doctors were not like you
Take care and good luck in your life, you are an
Wishing you the best,
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Thanks aerosmith!!
good luck with everything! your a good person for helping us!
take it easy!
best to you,
Kristina.

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Hi, hope you come back again...........
A friend of mine was stationed in the Gulf in the early 1980's. He had some severe life threatening injuries (nonheart related) and was sent back to the states after recovering. Ever since he came back he has had occassional episodes of extrememly rapid heartbeats (2x normal)from 5-15 minutes. These episodes tire him out greatly. The only way he can get his heart rate to go back to normal is lie very still on his back until it stops. He has been to way to many cardiologists and none of them could figure out what was wrong. This recently happened again. He had 4 episodes within 24 hours. Each one lasted about 5 minutes. He said they seem to happen when there is a sudden temperature change in the weather. He has also been under a great deal of stress lately.

He is at wits end and very tired of dealing with this. Do you have any ideas/advise?

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well, since you`ve done so well at answereing everyones questions, including mine, I`ll throw another one at you.

Once a person has radio ablation, if its successful, can an athlete go back to competing as before?.....My case is SVT and this Thursday I go for my second attempt at radio ablation. Up until a couple of months ago I was running half marathons at competitve speeds. I was just wondering if after the ablation I`ll be able to go back to competing???

Thanks for all the information your giving.....

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Another question.....The doctor who is going to perform the radio ablation on me this thursday told me that if the point of tachycardia is near a necessary pathway then it might be better not to burn it, since it could leave me without the correct beats.....Could you explain this to me? And what are my odds when confronted with a situation like that?

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Hi Aerosmith:
01/00 I had triple bypass, no heart attack just three were 80% closed. The pump worked fine but ended up with both atrial flutter [taken care of with an ablation] and atrial fib [Betapace followed by a pacemaker] Currently using Betapace 160 mg bid and diltizan and only complaint is lethargy at times and feeling of being tired . Had stress ekg last week and result was within normal limits [51%] and 'reversable' mild ischemia. Question: is mild eschemia really reversable? {diet?] and Question 2 is there any med beyone betapace? You are so helpful and I am beginning to find out that AF fixes are individualized. Thanks

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hi aero ! i have just spent 6 days in hospital ! i am male,20 years. i have always had times with extra beats,nothing to worry about. but last week i suddenly,without reason, got palpilations, my whole chest was pumping ! it felt terrible ! i thought i had to die ! i went to the emergency room. the ekg showed atrial flutter 2:1 translation. it could be stopped with medication. this was the 1. time i got this ! they checked my heart and it is healthy ! but the docs saids that i MUST have some extra nerves on my heart,cause otherwise i could not have got this fluttering ! i take now sotalol and the ekg is ok, but i feel like a slave now ! i am so afraid i might get this again,cause then ablation has to be done ! before this i worked out every day,but now i am too afraid ! i feel paralysed,always checking my heartbeat ! the docs said my fluttering was harmless but i read that atrial flutter increases stroke risk and you can get blood clots in the heart ! there are also types of fluttering which one does not recognize by himself ! what if have this all the time and do not notice it ? please help me ! thanx.

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hi aero ! do you have to be naked during the catheter ablation ? do they shave the pubic regions ? i am really scared of the ablation and being shaved down there by a nurse makes it even worse ! how did you make it,aero ? thanx. ps:do you notice anything of the ablation or do the drugs knock you out ???

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Hi "Aerosmith" & thanks so much for the info re the EP study. I've had atrial tach for 2 yrs/Atenolol controlled. This past March onset of atrial fib.Lanoxin & Coumadin added. Subsided x 2 mos. Lanoxin chg'd to .125mg, d/c Coumadin/Pt's. A-fib started again. Internist said would not get better or go away. Answer not accepted...went to see Cardiologist. Amiodorone 400mg 2x/d x 2 d then 200mg qd.Been 1 mo. Still episodes of fib, sob & dizziness 2-3x's/d. F/u appt 9/17. Know he will admit for EP study.
He d/c'd the Coumadin & Atenolol. Still take Lanoxin. Today actually, had a couple of episodes of fib..but it stopped. I'm wondering if Amiodorone kicking in finally? Does it take awhile? :0)

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Yes it can take a while...great that they stopped...it was paraoxysmal atrial fibrillation if they were of short duration....tell your doctor this at the follow up...also, make sure to stay on a blood thinner as much as possible... If Amiodorone does not work..ask about betapace ..you went the right route going to the cardiologist..although internists are good to have a lot of the time, chronic afib should always be contorled and monitored by a cardiologist ..or even electrophysologist. Sounds like tings may heading the right way since he d/c'd some meds and tried the (better) other ones. lol...

Remember to ask about betapace if he doesnt try it next....have a good day.

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Hi Aerosmith...just a quick note to thank you for your information re Afib...I had the ?? re the possibility of being stress related...I know your right!!! When the tach began & I ended up in the hospital & when fib started...I was under a tremendous amt of stress...
I was a Unit Secretary in ICU-CCU-Trauma for many, many yrs...& without a doubt, I think we're better off not knowing as much as we do...I can handle all kinds of stress on the job...thrive in stress at the hospital..but when I'm the pt..different story..I can say to you...get ready for a very stressful career!
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DOES THE AMOUNT OF PVC'S YOU HAVE A DAY HAVE ANY REGARD ON YOUR GENERAL HEALTH? I HAVE THOUSANDS A DAY I WOULD GUESS AND IT'S REALLY AFFECTING QUALITY OF LIFE. I TRIED ATENTOL, PROPRANOL, AND TOPROL WHICH MADE ME FEEL LIKE ABSOLUTE GARBAGE AND DIDN'T HELP! I AM ALSO CONSTANTLY WONDERING IF IT'S GOING TO TURN INTO SOMETHING WORSE- I HAVE HAD 6 PVC'S IN ONE MINUTE EASILY, STILL THE CARDIO SAYS NOT TO WORRY. I WISH I COULD.

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A personc an have 1000's of PVC's/PAC's in a day and be completely healthy -- They are usually considered harmless ifthere is no underlying heart disease, but thats not the case 100% of the time.... It depends on person to perosn and only 1 man/woman can really tell you if they are dangerous, thats your cardiologist, because they know your medical history and risks..

1000's in a day is sometimes grounds to have a EPS/RFA procedure, it can sometimes cure you of PVC's

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I SO HOPE YOU WILL ANSWER THIS. I GOT A HALTER MONITOR DONE LAST WEEK AND HAD 15,000 PVC'S IN 24 HOURS. THEY WANT TO START ME ON ANTI-ARRYTHMATIC DRUGS AND PUT ME IN THE HOSPITAL.

2 QUESTIONS- DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CANDIDA ALBICANS CAN CAUSE ARRYTHMIAS

I HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH (I KNOW ANXIETY BUT IT'S CONSTANT AND I'M NOT ALWAYS ANXIOUS) AND THE BETA BLOCKERS MADE IT WORSE. WILL THESE MEDS DO THE SAME AND SHOULD I BE WORRIED.

I KNOW THAT YOU ARE VERY BUSY SO THANK-YOU IF YOU FIND THE TIME TO ANSWER THIS.

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Lori..
I've read your post's..my experience has been working as a Unit Secretary for >20yrs in ICU-CCU.Also in Trauma..On 10/9 I had an EPS and a pacemaker insertion. To have that many PVC's in a 24hr period I, in my experience would listen to your Physician and go into the hospital and in that safe setting, let them try different anti-arrhythmic meds. Allow them to do a complete cardiac workup there..Yes, I understand your hesitation..anxiety makes it worse..but, think how great you'll feel when they find what will work for you and get this under control..
Best of everything to you this holiday season..
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Hello Aerosmith:

I think my cardiologist is ready to fire me and I have a couple of questions. I was on zithromax and read that it had ant-arrythmatic properties to it- and I say I must agree no pvc's in 4 days and that hasn't happend since these buggers began. So after asking my Cardiologist (he knew I was on the meds) he cancelled my hospital stay for the anti-arrythmia meds and told me to contact him when I decided what I wanted to do. I am a pain in the butt, I ask a lot of questions, but this is my life you know. My PVC's are benign just a lot of them I cannot tolerate the beta blockers. Should I go see an elctrophys doctor or go with the anti-arrthy drugs. I feel wonderful now but now if i go to the 15,000+ pvc's i will lose it. Also the more pvc's you get to they have a tendency to get more dangerous to your health.

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Simple answer here..

If zithromax makes you fele better and is improving your quality of life and eliminating a lot of the PVC's..dont stop it. Your getting positive results, far more than the beta blockers offered you, If the pvc's 'break through' and return on increase somewhat again and become bothersom, I would get a referral to a eletrophysologist who can offer a lot more help, maybe a ablation to cure them.

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I don't know if you can help me but here goes. I am a 21 yr old female. I have hypothryoid, sinus tacha cardia (sp). Every day I get these pains in my chest and they feel like my insides are sticking toghethr. When I was preg. last year I went to a cariolagist (sp) and she found a heart mur-mur and then did a echo and she said that came back fine. I have had ekgs and had a holter montior for 24 hours and they just said I have sinus tachacardia. but why do I still have this pain it is rather annoying and just want some anwsers so any suggestions would be helpful! Thank you so much for your time.

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Hard to answer this one... The only explanation from what you described would be the idea of your regugatation, heart murmur, causing this..They can cause a WIDE variety of symptoms, and often, chest pains. What valve is this murmur found in? (Mitral, tricuspid, pulmonary, aortic) ?? Sinus Tachycardia can be a direct cause of your thyroid condition, or ma not be. Only a doctor can make that judgement.. If you have a heart murmur you may be getting treated with a beta blocker, such as Toprol, or Atenolol. If not your docto or you might bringit up, its great at treating angina (chest pain) in general, especially when caused by a heart mumur..Chest pain can also be cause by a number of other things such as lack of oxygen, ect..the basics. The important questions to be able to answer is, does it worsen when lying down? what relieves it? How severe is it? Do you have any swelling the feet, ankles, hands, or abdomen? What brings it on (chores, sitting, lying, running) Knowing the answer to these can help to point you in some more directions, they can siginal possible causes. Sorry I couldnt be more help this time around, let me know something, have a good one.

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I'm 33 year old smoker, and have recently been experiencing heart palpitations. When my husband took me to the hospital's emergency room last week, the two EKG's that they took showed abnormal T-Waves. (one showed > -.20 mV, and the other > -.10mV). The blood tests for enzymes and thyroid, as well as the heart x-ray came back fine. I wore a 24-hour holter monitor the other day, and am scheduled for an echocardiogram next week. I was wondering what you thought the cause of the abnormal T-waves could be. The cardiologist says they might be normal for me, but these "flutters" that cause me to lose my breath are getting really annoying. I never had these before.

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Hello Aerosmith22. I happened upon this site and was overawed with your compassionate, generous spirit. If it's not too much to ask after all you've already done; I'm hoping you are able to assist with three questions.

1) I am 44 and was diagnosed with a leaking left mitral heart valve after having my second child. Can also get dizzy bending over or squatting for short periods. Though not mentioned by the surgeon who performed the ultrasound test, I have since learned that a leaking valve can allow bacteria to enter the heart, causing life threatening heart disease. Is this true?

2) I have a 48 year-old sister who is having recurring dizzy spells. She has been checked for perforated eardrum and many other possible causes, and is on medication to control the spells after having a fall. After 6 mths and many doctors she read an article which led her to believe this could be a pre-menopausal symptom, however; after reading your responses, I am curious if these episodes could be related to an undiagnosed heart problem.

Is it possible she could experience these vertigo/dizzy spells without feeling any related heart sensations to indicate a need to check for a heart problem?

3) I am extremely curious about the relationship between low potassium levels, pregnancy/birth, and heart arythmias. I am also taking a CoQ10 supplement. (In fact, I take a barrage of supplements.) Now that I think of it, I can't remember a recent episode of 'gurgling' in the chest.

FYI: As a future doctor, this one may be of interest to you. Some time ago, with recurring gastric reflux, I had a gastroscopy which resulted in a diagnosis of herniated stomach. I put up with it for many years, through pregnancy (which at times jet-propelled the reflux), childbirth, and; litres of Mylanta antacid.

Years after having my children I went to an iridologist for a check. (I was curious.) He prescribed a liver congestion tonic. I took the tonic for several months at first frequently (after each meal), then scaled down to one dose after my evening meal.

Since taking the liver congestion tonic, I only experience reflux a couple of times a year when I succumb to things like sausage rolls. In addition, I was so curious I had another gastroscopy to reveal no hernia. This makes me wonder if reflux could be the byproduct of a congested liver, and if current treatments could be missing the mark.

What are your thoughts?

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Hard to answer this one... The only explanation from what you described would be the idea of your regugatation, heart murmur, causing this..They can cause a WIDE variety of symptoms, and often, chest pains. What valve is this murmur found in? (Mitral, tricuspid, pulmonary, aortic) ?? Sinus Tachycardia can be a direct cause of your thyroid condition, or ma not be. Only a doctor can make that judgement.. If you have a heart murmur you may be getting treated with a beta blocker, such as Toprol, or Atenolol. If not your docto or you might bringit up, its great at treating angina (chest pain) in general, especially when caused by a heart mumur..Chest pain can also be cause by a number of other things such as lack of oxygen, ect..the basics. The important questions to be able to answer is, does it worsen when lying down? what relieves it? How severe is it? Do you have any swelling the feet, ankles, hands, or abdomen? What brings it on (chores, sitting, lying, running) Knowing the answer to these can help to point you in some more directions, they can siginal possible causes. Sorry I couldnt be more help this time around, let me know something, have a good one.


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Sorry that the holiday's are making my responses slow..Me and my fiance are expecting a little one this summer =o]

The first part of this is more so a question for you..How serious is the leakage in the Mitral valve? The diziness can be from flucuation in blood pressure, this is common in MVP patients and patients with leakage in the Mitral valve...usually i occurs when standing back up from a bent over position but we've seen all forms of diziness...some while vomiting which led to syncope (black outs) and others even while laying down..that is usually the far most common cause and a doctor could diagnose this with a tilt table test, among others, once you tell him of your symptoms... Check into things such orthostatic hypotension... But your's sems more to be in positions in which sections ony uor blood blow may be compressed, such as squatting... This happens and is not usually a cardiac disease..but its effects of cardiac..it can at times be cured..depending on the problem it rises from...

As far as bacteria entering the heart and causing anything fatal..That's a disease with a fancy medical term but is basically know as a 'heart infection' ...

This only happens during surgical prcedures...especially dental and considering your doctor has diagnosed you with a heart murmur (leaking valve) then before any procedure, even if your onyl seeing the denist..let them know you have a mumur and they will give you antibiotics before and after the procedure to prevent this..

On the subject of your sister...Studying in the medical field now, I will admit the theory that it could be heart related..that is...it could be ANYTHING.... Dont rule anything out until there is a positive 100% diagnoses... but without other symptoms its extremely doubtful it is heart related... If it was, for example, an arrythmia..one that was bad enough to cause dizziness I would imagine it would cause a whole wide range of other symptoms, such as syncope, shortness of breath, palpitations..ect...


Pregnancy alone can cause palpitations and eptopic heart beats (PVC/PAC) due to a number of factors...almost always mild or not noticed...

Low potassium levels alone can do this as well..but when combined with pregnancy can cause numerous palpitations.. almost every one is harmless when pregnancy related..

Low potassium can become serious..depending on how low..For example, most people with a eating disorder dont simply die of starving themselves..they get such a low potassium level that their heart goes into torsade de pointes or another form of polymorphic ventriuclar tachycardia and they die in their sleep or going about their daily activities, other diseases can cause potassium levels this low..however, almost every case I read about is mildly low potassium levels that result in little or no changes in heart rate or rhythm.

CoQ10 is a good enzyme...if it helps, that is great...becarefule with supplementation..just as low levels of potassium , magnesium, calcium can cause serious problems, so can a overdose..however that is rare, and hard to do.

On the reflux..I find that intersting..and I agree...current treatmens on refluz, including my own reflux, seem out-dated and not helping...and in other's they do great..I believe, like I do with most medical conditions...each case is individual and unique, and a diffrent treatment may help diffrent people... Your's being liver related is very intersitng, I've seen some publications on it... Now that I've seen someone with it..I think it would be itneresting to read into more... Apprecaite the info...glad to hear your doing better...G'luck ... let us know how things turn out..


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A big 'Hi' from Australia; and thank you!

I will advise my sister to try a Potassium supplement to see if this helps. Either way, I promise to post the result. Would love to know if you might gain relief from your reflux with a liver cleanse. It would be really nice to know I've been able to help you, as you have been consistently helping others.

My heart murmur was diagnosed some 9 years ago and did not cause the surgeon any concern at the time. It causes a 'whooshing' or 'gurgling' sensation in the chest.

Hope you've had a wonderful start to your year ahead. When is your angel due?

I can personally recommend raspberry leaf to relax everything for the big event: IMPORTANT - Should only be taken toward the end, not earlier in pregnancy. It was a while ago now, but I believe I took it from about 4 weeks prior to the due date, at the 8-month mark - experienced no stitches or tears and a very manageable delivery. It may be worth researching further for your fiance.

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[B]Sorry that the holiday's are making my responses slow..Me and my fiance are expecting a little one this summer =o]

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I went to my doctor for a sinis infection and my doctor discovered my heart was racing she did three ekg's one laying down which i can't remember the heart rate but sitting up it was 135 and standing it was 146 she had several test done and i've seen a heart doctor they say everything is ok, but my heart rate has never been that high. I asked about a holter monitor because my heart doesn't race unless i go from a laying to sitting or standing position. My heart doctor didn't listen to my heart while i was sitting or standing just while i was laying down. So he didn't hear the change in my rythm, just his nurse did she charted it but the dr didn't seem to read it. so to him everythings fine. Does anyone else have this problem?

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I went to my doctor for a sinis infection and my doctor discovered my heart was racing she did three ekg's one laying down which i can't remember the heart rate but sitting up it was 135 and standing it was 146 she had several test done and i've seen a heart doctor they say everything is ok, but my heart rate has never been that high. I asked about a holter monitor because my heart doesn't race unless i go from a laying to sitting or standing position. My heart doctor didn't listen to my heart while i was sitting or standing just while i was laying down. So he didn't hear the change in my rythm, just his nurse did she charted it but the dr didn't seem to read it. so to him everythings fine. Does anyone else have this problem?

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I went to my dr for a sinis infection and thats when my dr said my heart was racing she did 3 ekgs one laying down which i don't know what my heart rate was but sitting up it was 135 and standing it went up to 146 that was two weeks ago and I've had lots of tests including a stress test and everyone is normal but my heart rate is still high today not as bad laying down 56 sitting 88 and standing 100 I feel out of breath when I walk from one room to the other my chest feels tight sometimes, I can feel a shocking feeling in my left side of my chest sometimes. I asked about a holter monitor but my heart dr doen't think it's nessery I talked to his nurse and she was going to talk to him again but he sliped out of the office before she got to him, (It was closing time) So she said to monitor it through the weekend and record when I felt my heart race and to call her on Monday and she would talk to him again. I feel something is wrong and the dr is putting me off. What should I do help

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Thanks for responding to my racing heart the information you gave me was real interesting, I had a holter put on 1/4/02 and hope it shows something. Thanks again Tad

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Today is 1/7/02 My holter test came back the dr said it wasn't too bad. They are putting me on some medican tomorrow to help relagate it I'm not sure what kind as of now.

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15.1.02 - Hi Aerosmith22! Keen to hear of the angel entering your life - your new son or daughter. About to go on holiday for 2 weeks and feeling absolutely wonderful. My 'Case Health' website should be OK for a couple of weeks without me.

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Hi Aerosmith22. Back from holidays and just read your reply.

I'm an oaf.

So very sorry to hear.

I miscarried in 1989 - blood tests revealed a Folic Acid deficiency. Have supplemented Folic Acid ever since and did not miscarry again.

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Thank crissy..we just miscarried at 10 weeks


it's been hard...

but this opens a new opprtunity to concieve again <grin> ;o]..have a good one.

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Dear Aerosmith,
I am 7 weeks pregnant ans have had a weird heart pounding feeling in my neck and in my ears sometimes. It all started when I became pregnant. It doesn't happen all day long just for a few hours everyday. It feels like my blood pressure is going up. Do you have any ideas?
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Not onl pregnant women complain of that symptom, I do too... Never have been able to understand it... it's similar to a forceful contraction of the heart, or a increase in blood pressure... I can even hear the blood 'swooshing' through my ears and feelt it traveling all over... I can seem my pulse in my stomach.. If were discussing the same symptoms here, they are harmless, and would probably be more common in pregnancy, if not, then i have on idea and you should always let your doctor know these kinds of things when your pregnant, even if he says all is fine, charges you for the visit and sends you home .. they're getting good at that ;o] lol...

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