New worry with health

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@jerzgirl (8027)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
September 22, 2017 11:58am CST
Last week, as I was recovering from the cold from hell, I was lying on my bed and rolled from my side to my back. Instantly, my heart began beating fast and hard such that I could feel it throughout my body, behind my eyes, in my fingers and even hear it. I looked down at my chest and could see my chest moving with each beat. Yet, I wasn't scared or anxious about anything. I knew that wasn't good, so I closed my eyes and did a kind of bio-feedback to relax the organs in my body, basically willing my heart to slow down. It did. I didn't move at all for a while and then, my brain being what it is, promptly forgot about it until two days later when I finally called my doctor. They called me back today and told me I need to see a cardiologist, that they are mailing me the referrals I'll need to go, and to call 911 the next time it happens (IF it happens). Oh yay. I was reading online about heart palpitations and it said they can usually mean nothing. They come and they go, but it also said that if dizziness or fainting is involved, it needs to be looked into. Well, that was the day I felt light-headed and almost passed out (room swimming in front of me - had to quickly lower my head to feel better). I had assumed it was low blood sugar, but after reading that the two together can be something requiring investigation, I realized it might not have been blood sugar after all. So, I need to find a cardiologist who takes my insurance who is affiliated with the medical center my doctor is with. Just so much fun.....NOT! I don't need anything to worry about more than we have already. Like the sewer backing up into the basement and into the kitchen sink despite repeatedly pouring root killer down the drains. Yay us!!
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
22 Sep 17
The light-headedness and dizziness or not good signs. Do you have high blood pressure? HBP can have an affect on the heart. Probably best to see a heart doctor and let him administer the tests to rule out any blockages.
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Sep 17
My blood pressure has been good except when I'm under stress. I do retain fluids, but the pressure itself has never been an issue.
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@dgobucks226 (13339)
22 Sep 17
@jerzgirl Well, good luck with the Cardiologist and at least after the tests you will no what is going on.
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Sep 17
@dgobucks226 Hopefully, they'll find nothing but a one time anomaly.
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@nanette64 (17867)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Sep 17
It's possible that you could have had an episode of Mitral Valve Prolapse @jerzgirl . It happened to me once and scared the crap out of me. The doctor said it could have been a one-time thing or become a regular situation. Fortunately it was only a one-time thing.
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
25 Sep 17
That sounds ominous, for sure. I will find out when I have finally made the appointment and seen the doctor. Now I'll get to look that up and see what it is. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I appreciate that you read and commented.
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@nanette64 (17867)
• Fairfield, Texas
25 Sep 17
@jerzgirl No problemo girlfriend. They would be able to tell by doing an EKG on whether or not that took place.
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@bunnybon7 (37205)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct
so have you gotten an answer on this yet? i hope to hear about my test on this tomorrow
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Oct
No answers yet. I just opted to change my healthcare coverage, so I need to get in to the cardiologist soon so I don't have to get new referrals.
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@bunnybon7 (37205)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Oct
@jerzgirl they jerk us around so badly that people die before they get help. i think that is our main killers is our health care system.
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
18 Oct
@bunnybon7 Lately, though, those trying to kill us are government officials who want to knock millions of poor, elderly and chronically ill off of insurance in order to cause the system to crash so that they can blame the person who helped it become law. I'm more worried about them than the health system itself. Insurance companies are bad enough because they are profit making (except Blue Cross Blue Shield) and are beholden to their stock holders, not their patients. Get rid of the for-profit aspect and partisan politics and we might have a chance.
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@Courtlynn (55743)
• United States
22 Sep 17
So sorry to hear this. But glad you'll be getting checked out to be safe
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Sep 17
I know. I'm not worried, but if the doctor is concerned, then I need to be very aware. As soon as I know I can make the appointment, I will.
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@Courtlynn (55743)
• United States
22 Sep 17
@jerzgirl good. Hope all is well obviously
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
22 Sep 17
It is wise to be checked out by a cardiologist just in case. I have had palpitations before due to stress, but never felt faint or dizzy.
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Sep 17
I've never had noticeable palpitations that I can remember. Yes, my heart has beat fast when I was frightened, but this wasn't anything like that at all. There was no stress or fright involved. So, yes, I do need to have it checked out.
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22 Sep 17
Always remember my friend, prevention is better than cure. So it is better to see your dr. And go under test or checkups. I hope it is nothing serious. I wish you good health and a fruitful day. Take care
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Sep 17
Thanks. I just need to schedule the appointment as soon as I have the referral. It's a little scary, though. I don't like this getting older thing at all.