Need advice with heart issues

Posted by jadillow @jadillow, Thu, Apr 25 2:49pm

I have posted numerous times and everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have sinus bradycardia and for months I have had many days randomly filled with lightheadedness bouts and pains all in left side (arm, chest, hip, legs). Had stress and Ecco done 4 months ago and many ER visits saying heart was fine. I am now wearing an event monitor to keep checking things. Today for example my resting rate, sitting at my desk my normal job, was in the 40s. Most days it stays in 50s and today I have felt lightheaded air. Even at times feeling my limbs were cool.

I juts needs some advice. I’m 36 with a side and kids and I just want to make sure I am doing all I can to ensure I see them through the years and make sure something’s tragic doesn’t happen to me. Any advice or anything similar from anyone? Thanks a lot for the continued help.

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All of you are very helpful and am thankful for a platform like this. I have been on a few anxiety meds to no avail :(. I am now trying cbd oil to see if it helps. I’m sorry to bother guys. It’s just scary that there is always the possibility I won’t get to see my kids grow up :(. I know that’s a gamble for everyone. But I want to be as proactive as possible. The slow heart rate terrifies me but they say it’s a sinus rythmn so no need for alarm yet

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@lioness

@thankful When this is done in a store or company they just check these 2 my company I worked for sent me to Walmart to do these so yes I told him he needs a lipid profile done at a lab

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@lioness– I'm glad she will request the full lipid profile. My doctor generally sends me to a lab to have the full meal deal and that is how it has always been handled for me. Not sure why a company would limit it to just those two when it paints only a partial picture of what one needs to know, especially the Dr.? Jim @thankful

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@jadillow

All of you are very helpful and am thankful for a platform like this. I have been on a few anxiety meds to no avail :(. I am now trying cbd oil to see if it helps. I’m sorry to bother guys. It’s just scary that there is always the possibility I won’t get to see my kids grow up :(. I know that’s a gamble for everyone. But I want to be as proactive as possible. The slow heart rate terrifies me but they say it’s a sinus rythmn so no need for alarm yet

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Hello @jadillow,

I'm pleased that you post about your concerns. Please know that no one who posts here is a "bother." This is a great platform to "unload" your anxieties and worries.

As a parent, I can understand your concern about the "what-ifs" when it comes to your children's future and I can understand your concern about being there for them. Being proactive about your health is a positive thing and you should seek out as many opinions as you need to make yourself comfortable with the treatment that has been suggested. Have you sought a second opinion from another cardiologist?

Will you continue to post and let me know how you are doing?

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So I did a company wellness check. My cholesterol is 167 which is good but HDL is 44 which is low. They didn’t list my ldl or triglycerides. Should I not worry too much as long as total is desirable ?

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@thankful

@lioness– I'm glad she will request the full lipid profile. My doctor generally sends me to a lab to have the full meal deal and that is how it has always been handled for me. Not sure why a company would limit it to just those two when it paints only a partial picture of what one needs to know, especially the Dr.? Jim @thankful

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@thankful Hi Jim My company I worked for just did a overview just like when these health fairs do blood sugar yes you get the blood count on sugar but not thevA1C so they do same with cholesterol not the total blood cholesterol just the overall CT on cholesterol .He had this done I think he said at work ,at work they can't do a total lipid profile just the say cream not the whole pitcher 😂

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@lioness– You have a way with words! Loved that saying! Be well! Jim@thankful

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So a quick question while I’m here. I don’t think I have had palpitations but I have noticed chest “fluttering” often lately. Sometimes on the right side as well. Last just a second and feels like skin is making a ripple if that makes sense. Is that a palpitation or not?

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@jadillow

So a quick question while I’m here. I don’t think I have had palpitations but I have noticed chest “fluttering” often lately. Sometimes on the right side as well. Last just a second and feels like skin is making a ripple if that makes sense. Is that a palpitation or not?

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Hi @jadillow,

I have those same things, I call them "blips." I don't think they mean much but you could always mention it to your doctor when you see him/her the next time. On a personal note, I don't worry about every little thing, especially if there are no other symptoms. Just my thought, though, a doctor can certainly put your mind at ease if you feel concerned.

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Thanks. I have shoulder pain for about 3 weeks after working out and at times it appears to hurt on my chest. Sometimes when I breathe heavy. I’m a wreck I guess. Possible muscle issue maybe?

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@jadillow

So a quick question while I’m here. I don’t think I have had palpitations but I have noticed chest “fluttering” often lately. Sometimes on the right side as well. Last just a second and feels like skin is making a ripple if that makes sense. Is that a palpitation or not?

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There are muscle fasiculations (muscle twitches). Though very very rarely, they are in indication of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), they are for the vast majority of the time benign. I had them all over once, incredibly, and I was seeing a neurologist for other things, he kept reassuring me it wasn't ALS. That was many many years ago.

Last Thursday, the doctor didn't do anything about my recent brief chest sensation (thumb sized area near sternum had sudden feeling, not pain, while I was walking), he listened to me, to my heart and breathing, said he could do more if I was concerned. Implicitly he's not, not at this point.

There's a balance between doing too little and doing too much. Sometimes doing more is more harmful than not doing enough. I wish I had the answers, for you, for me, for the others here, but we all live under the "doing too little vs doing too much" conundrum.

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@afrobin

I'm not a doctor so I would never suggest that you do anything. I just said what I would do. I think you should see your doctor immediately so that you can get the dose adjustment. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Tell the secretary that it is an urgent situation.

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I totally agree with AFRobin that you should NEVER change the dosage of a medication, or stop it entirely, especially a heart med, until you've spoken with your cardiologist. We are all so different, not just with what ails us, but with the reactions we have to the same medications. If something is going on with your heart and you are frightened, call your doctor STAT. If you can't speak directly to your cardiologist, have someone drive you to an Urgent Care Clinic or the ER. Better to be safe than sorry! Keep us posted!

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@jadillow

Thanks. I have shoulder pain for about 3 weeks after working out and at times it appears to hurt on my chest. Sometimes when I breathe heavy. I’m a wreck I guess. Possible muscle issue maybe?

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If when you breathe it hurts, it generally is chest muscles. The fact that you worked out and that's when the pain started tells it all.

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I also feel like I have palpitations off an on. Feels like a rumbling in my upper chest but wondering if it could be due to backed up reflux. Always gives me anxiety when I have this feeling. All doctors say my heart is fine so I dunno. I love all the replies for sure and am very thankful.

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@jadillow

I also feel like I have palpitations off an on. Feels like a rumbling in my upper chest but wondering if it could be due to backed up reflux. Always gives me anxiety when I have this feeling. All doctors say my heart is fine so I dunno. I love all the replies for sure and am very thankful.

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@jadillow Have you asked your Dr for anxiety pills? Maybe this would help you Your just waiting for these symptoms sounds like this alone will cause you to be anxious I would talk to your Dr about your anxiety maybe he can give you something to calm yourself

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Tried Wellbutrin and it sparked a lot of side effects

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