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Not a good way to start the day... and a Monday no less...

Monday, February 26, 2018

I woke up this morning at 7 am. I went into the bathroom and could feel my heart pounding and racing.. I took my pulse and it was upwards of 180 per minute. I sat down, took a few deep breaths to see if it would calm down on it's own. No luck. So I woke up hubby and told him I needed to go to the ER. We scrambled around trying to get out the door ASAP. Right before we walked out the door I took my pulse rate again and it was still up there way too high.
The hospital I go to was about 20 minutes away. By the time I got registered in the ER in my pulse was down to 89 of course. An EKG was done, IV line started, blood drawn, and hurry up and wait.

BP was fine, Another EKG was taken and wait some more. I had this happen last year about this same time at which time I had the million $$ cardiac workup which found nothing wrong. My cardiologist at that time said see you in March 2018.

Since everything was fine at the ER today the doc I saw said he could keep me overnight just to monitor things or I could go home. He felt safe sending me home since last time this happened nothing ever showed up. But he stressed if I felt this coming on again to get right back in to the ER. so they could try and catch what was going it was happening. I called my cardio guy and moved up my recheck appointment from last years incident sooner, which I did as soon as I got home. The soonest they could get me in was March 13th.

I'm feeling fine now but I would appreciate a prayer or two that I stay that way. So ladies, February is women's heart health month. If you feel anything, get it looked at ASAP.
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  • GEMINI1977NM
    380 days ago
    I get the odd panic attack too... always take an aspirin as soon as this happens... then do your calling, etc.
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    381 days ago
    I shall always wear a hat --always--Lynda
    385 days ago
    Sounds like a panic attack. That would happen to me and I'd go to ER...all was ok. I also had a stress test and found i had high Bp. But I can still get panic attacks..they can even wake me up from dream...heartrate going high. It I scary, but now that I've been on supplements and went gluten free 2 years ago...haven't had any more. Once I was told that was what it was...i knew what to expect and took deep breaths and zenned and heart rate came back down within minutes. Hope all is ok from now on. Do you take multivitamin? Look up information on panic attacks...might be helpful.
    388 days ago
  • RD03875
    I hope everything is ok with you!
    389 days ago
    That sounds terrifying! Prayers and best wishes.
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  • JAMER123
    Prayers to you. Have you tried the valsalvar maneuver with the tachycardia? It works for rapid and/or irregular heart beats. Glad you went to the ER. Hope it doesn't happen again but if so, hoping they can record it.
    390 days ago
    You might want to read this article:

    My first episode happened when I was 22 years old. Finally, after years of taking digoxin and/or corgard, I had a cardiac ablation. You can read about that here:

    Good luck. Hope you find a good cardiologist who will help you. An episode can be terrifying, I remember.

    390 days ago
    I am sending a prayer for you. I'm sure they told you to avoid all stimulants like caffeine.
    390 days ago
    Wow, such a close call. Hope you dont gave that happen again. Sending prayers.
    390 days ago
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