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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Hi,
A few months ago, I felt "something is not right" in my heart. Some restlessness, anxiety and short (1-2) seconds of lightheadedness. I went to a hospital and they did x-ray, blood work, EKG and all normal.2 weeks ago, it was more intense so did another EKG: normal, Holter monitor: Normal.I complained to my doctor that I can not sleep at nights because I feel like something constantly changes like: my heartbeat goes up to 95 and after a few minutes to a few hours goes back to 70-74. She gave me propranolol 10mg and reffered me to a cardiologist for stress test. Yhis appointment is in 2 weeks.
the problem is I still have some odd sensations: Tired, Feeling that I need to control
my breathing, (I do not sense palpitation when I check my puls, but i feel like palpitation inside my chest)
I feel like my heart is ponding.
I'm scared. what should i do. (Male 37 - family history of heart attacks)
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do you feel that the palpitations are regular or irregular?
User :   It feels like irregular but when i check my pulse, I do not sense the irregularity
Doctor :   Does the medication (propranol) have any effect on your symptom?
User :   it was good for the first 2- 3 days ... I guess it's better than nothing
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you notice any factors that is precipitation the symptoms?
Doctor :   factors such as exertion, anxiety or so on?
User :   I have a cold and I used advil sinus (With psudoefedrine 30mg) + Oxymetazoline. I also took an antibiotic (Once a day) for sinus infection but i discontinued all of them 16 hours ago
User :   I do feel anxious and anxiety seems to be a big factor
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms such as sweating, tremors, chest pain, breathing difficulties?
Doctor :   I can understand you inability to sleep, but have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with palpitations?
User :   I sweat a lot last night with very little movements (Watering the back yard) and i feel thatsometimes i need to breath deep or slow. no pain
User :   Previously yes! with palpitation. but after propranolol, no palpitation but increased heartbeat.
Doctor :   Do you have hypertension/diabetes or any other medical illness?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or drink alcohol?
User :   i used to have slightly higher bp and i took Coversil ACE inhibitor, but that was a year ago and dr discontinued my meds
User :   no alcohol nosmoke no diabetes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall brief you now.
Doctor :   According to your symptoms your symptoms are probably caused by one or two factors.
Doctor :   One probably being the heart condition which is been evaluated now and the other is stress and anxiety.
Doctor :   Before explaining about the second factor.
Doctor :   Let me give you this information.
Doctor :   Though the other tests are normal, since you have family history of heart problems, its necessary that you get the other test done.
Doctor :   That is the stress test.
Doctor :   If they too come negative, then
Doctor :   its probably the stress that is contributing more to your symptoms.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
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