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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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User :   sometimes i feel my heart skip and beat and i have shortness of breath for like a second. Then i always feel the need to cough so i do and everything goes back to normal. I have been under a lot of stress lately and wondering when i need to see a doctor
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   give me a min please, let me go thru your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   26 y.o. female
Doctor :   do you have medical condition
User :   only thing i have is high cholesterol
Doctor :   and what all medications are you on ?
User :   i was on pravastatin for 4 months but i dont have anymore refills
Doctor :   when was the last you got your lipid profile checked ?
User :   back in sept. and thats when i was place on the medicine
Doctor :   and when did you first notice this symptoms ?
User :   in sept
Doctor :   and since how long have you been off medications ?
User :   about 2-3 weeks
Doctor :   ok now you do need to get 2 tests done
Doctor :   one would be a EKG and second i want you to get your thyroid tested
Doctor :   and also you cant stop taking your cholesterol pills
User :   ok
User :   well i have no insurance
User :   i lost my job in oct
Doctor :   this is important i hope you understand , i am sorry to hear that, but you have to take care of your health
User :   ok
User :   thank u
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
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