does any one..

United States
June 19, 2007 7:15pm CST
Does anyone know what its like to take a stress test? I am all worked up over this, I am afraid of them making me go past my limit, and I wont be able to do it, I had a double bypass a year ago and im just now seeing a Cardioligest for the first time, and im just afraid of the test- I know what a wennie, my legs are weak, and I dont have the confidence I should in my self.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I especially dread stress tests because I have asthma they always get that started up just when I'm getting going. It's really nothing to be afraid of but a lot of hard work. Once they put that ramp up...if they do with you and I believe it depends on the patient...I start slowing down real fast! Please take my word for it and don't worry about it. Good luck.
• United States
20 Jun 07
Thank you for your response, I am such a chicken,-I love country music too.
• United States
1 Jan 08
I was born with a serious heart condition and have been subjected to numerous tests. The stress test is by far the least scary and yet the most strenuous. Theres nothing to worry about. They hook you up to monitor heart rate and then, after not eating for 24h period, see how long you can go. They start it off slowly and build up speed and incline. Its just like using a regular treadmill in every other aspect. And just remember, sometimes its easier to let yourself fight through the burning in your legs and other muscles if your heart and lungs can withstand the test. Trust me, having a higher score is better. Plus, I hate it when they say I cant do something. But I usually have to quit before and not because of my heart, but because of my leg muscles screaming at me!!!
• United States
27 Jun 07
will i use to be a truck driver and had a heart atack out on the road.. when the ambulance got me to the hospital theuy had to use the paddles on me.. i had to have a 4 way by pass.. everytime i have to have some type of surgery i have to have a stress.. check with your doctor about the non walking stress.. it where you lay down and they put some kind of medication in you to bring up your heart rate.. you get jst as exhausted as if you were using the tread mill.. i like it better than the tread mill..