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Swanfleweast
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 5/1/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
 Tomorrow I get the results from having to wear the holter monitor for 30 days. I had to wear it because I have Myositis on the heart muscle caused from RA. It has caused me to have some pretty crazy heart rates. So we are praying that there is no damage. I am much better but still have symptoms. Palpatations, sweating, shortness of breath, and I still can't do the normal things I used to do just yet.. The thing is, the palps really don't bother even though they get pretty fast, but hopefully each time I have them I am not weakening the heart.  I really don't want to take anymore meds. We will see tomorrow.
I will give you all give an update...
Thanks for being there for me.
Lori


 Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Norflex, Effexor, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 

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CaMama
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1884
   Posted 5/2/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Lori!
We'll be thinking of you and praying for good test results and appointment today!
****
 


erin.K
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 5/2/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Lori,
I wish you the very best!
Boy is it going to feel great when they take that halter off!  Whew!
Please let us know how you do when you can.
 
In my prayers.

Swanfleweast
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 147
   Posted 5/2/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Morning!!!!
First of all, I hope you all are not having too bad of a day. I don't post on here everyday but I think of all of you everyday. You all are in my heart.
Well, Good news..NO DAMAGE !!! She said that it was just sinus Tachycardia. I have to just go through the symptoms until hopefully they fade off. So now I can work on this miserable weight I have gained. I am going to beg my Rheumy to taper me off the steroids. My cholesterol is off the charts and cardiologist wants to put me back on cholesterol lowering drug..so I am going to ask for the methotrexate again. It caused me some issues before but nothing compared to what I have been through so hey..hopefully he agrees with me. Any way that is my update and I want to wish you all well. And again thanks for being there for me.
Lori
 Diagnosis: Fibro, RA, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06,  Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, IBS,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Norflex, Effexor, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil 
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