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2/2/13 1:17 A

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I think you are on to something with the meds being too much, especially the diuretic. Maybe it would be better to give the doctor's office a call and see if they want to take a look at this earlier than in 6 weeks. Your body is telling you something and you are getting better in listening to it. Trust your instinct. emoticon

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2/1/13 8:01 P

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I went to do a 90 minute walk, and then volunteer at a kitchen from 4-7. After doing all that, my shortness of breath, and fluttering in my chest are gone. I feel pretty good, except for being tired, and my shoulders ache a bit.

Wondering it it could have been a low heart rate. I am on a lot of pills still, and while they halved the doses a year ago, I have continued to lose weight. I did notice that I was fine in between my meds, but would get short of breath after taking them.

Something to talk to the doc about in 6 weeks. The amount of diuretics I take is high also, because I cheated a lot for years. I take 80 mg lasix in morning, 40 at night, and I think it is too much. I think they overdid it to make sure I would burn off the 2 liter Pepsi I was drinking at night. Now, I don't do that.

I feel like I am balancing plates on sticks, and if one thing goes wrong, it all comes crashing down. Too much water, or too little water, watch sodium, carbs, exercise, but don't overdo it..

At least I feel better, and hope that continues to improve. 50 weeks out of the year I feel great, but these 2 weeks are scary. BIG reminder that I have a heart problem.

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1/31/13 5:36 P

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Thanks everyone. I already have had an ICD since I was 29. I am on my 2nd one.. an upgrade. I am also eating the same low carb meals I always eat.

A-fib happens, and all I can do is wait. In 2010, I was cardioverted ( shocked ) to knock me back into rhythm, and it didn't work. That was severe, and took me 3 weeks to get back into a normal rhythm. If this is A-fib, it is mild, and they can't do much. It is easy to cardiovert me, because of the ICD, just knock me out and shock me.

My only concern is that it isn't A-fib. I am watching water intake, and salt. I have changed nothing, so I should still be feeling good. A-fib just seems to be the most logical choice. If it gets any worse, I will go to the hospital, and get checked out.

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1/31/13 8:56 A

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Hey Russell Hope you feel better. if you don't feel better soon please get checked out. thats about the only advice I can give you. I will say a prayer for you.

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1/30/13 11:29 P

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Russell, sorry you are not feeling well. Don't wait too long to go to the hospital. I don't have any advice. But I do want to share that I just figured out that my pulse was about 20-25 beats higher than normal and fluctuating and I realized, through wearing my heart rate monitor for running, that it happened whenver I eat a lot of dairy. I cut dairy out completely the last two days and pulse is back to normal. So I was wondering if an allergy or food sensitivity could be the cause of your problems.
Hope you'll be better soon.
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1/30/13 8:19 P

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check with your doctor. when i felt that way i ended up with a pace maker. i will be going in the hospital to have it changed. i've been feeling tired and out of breath when i walked even a little. read my blob.

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1/30/13 7:16 P

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I usually feel a bit out of breath when I cheat, and eating healthy allows me to get over it. I have had A-fib which leaves me tired, and short of breath.

The last few days I started having a stitch in my side of my chest when I breathed real deep, and now that is gone, but I just don't feel like I can take a deep breath without concentrating. It feels almost like I have a chest cold. I had a bit of fluttering yesterday, so maybe it is just a mild case of A-fib, which I have had before. My ICD is supposed to correct that. I haven't had any cheats.

I switched my basketball for today to a 90 minute walk at gym, so I would be near people. Then I slept all afternoon. That is my plan for tomorrow too. Sleep. If it gets worse, I will check into hospital, and see if I need to be cardioverted, but right now, it is not anything more than annoying.

I started thinking of reasons why I might feel this way..lol. My one pill was changed, and I thought maybe I got the wrong pills.Checking to make sure I didn't miss any pills. I even checked my water intake, to see if I drank tto much, or too little. I am down to a mild case of A-fib, or I am coming down with something major as options. It sucks to be almost feeling good, but not there.

I guess I should just be happy it isn't something worse. Right now it is a few twinges, some shortness of breath, fluttering in chest on and off, and being tired. I can do everything short of strenuous exercise. Anyone else ever feel like that? The worst part is not knowing what it is exactly, and how long it will last.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 1/30/2013 (19:17)
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