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Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group

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I’m Ronnie. I am 63 years old. I am a wife of 43 years. I am a mother of a son (39 years old), and a daughter (42 years old). I am a grandmother of 3 who stole my heart (pardon the pun). A 7 year old granddaughter (my daughter’s daughter), a 6 1/2 year old granddaughter and 4 year old grandson (both my son’s children). A mother-in-law to the best kids. I am also a retired educator.

About 4-5 years ago I was having a rapid heartbeat and I did not feel well. My husband and I were about to leave on a trip and he wouldn’t go until I went to our doctor. Now, I’ve always had a rapid heartbeat when I went under for surgery, but not just like this. The doctor sent me right to the hospital. I didn’t have any pain but she was concerned. When I left the hospital, it was suggested that I have a full cardio work up. I did. Nothing was wrong except for the beating of my heart which was rapid. The doctor said that it is just my natural heart rate.

Two years ago, I began the process for weight loss surgery. Part of the process was having a full cardio work up. I did and the results were the same. My heart is fine. My heart rate was up during surgery. Again, it is a natural part of me. I let all new docs know and when I have a procedure where I will be put under, I let them know as well.

Today, my heart rate fluctuates depending on my anxiety and pain level. I suffer from anxiety and chronic pain. Even when I feel good and have no pain, my heart is tachy. It is something I have to live with.

So I am happy to get to know others like me.

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Hi Ronnie! We have so much in common! I am also a wife for 43 years, and have three children and seven grandchildren. Six boys and the one that stole my heart, Lucie who is five. She tells me I am the love of her life! My heart skips beats when I think of her!

I had a fast and irregular heartbeat. The doctor prescribed a beta blocker (metoprolol) which brought down my heartbeat to between 62 and 66. I am surprised your doctor didn't prescribe any medication to slow down your heart.