My night in the hospital
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monday after a particularly stressful day at work I came home to an even more stressful night at home. Hubby was being very unsupportive at a time when I needed it most. So at about 10 pm my heart started to race & wouldn't slow down . So off to the hospital we went. By the time we got there, about 25 minutes, it had slowed significantly but wasn't back to normal yet. Had an EKG in the ER & was seen quickly by the dr. After blood work & being hooked up to the EKG monitor for several hours the dr decided I would be admitted for a 24 hour observation. During that time I was poked for blood several times, while still hooked to EKG machine.
Fortunately the only thing they found wrong with my blood work was I had a low potassium level. The drs concluded the cause of my symptoms Were the low potassium level & the anxiety attack I had . This is the second time this year this has happened to me. The first time I had a complete cardiac work up which showed I had a healthy heart. My internist will be monitoring my potassium & I have got to find a way to control my stress levels. Feeling better now but still feeling weak & exhausted from the ordeal.