Hi Des, I'm glad your tests went well so far. Yes a nuclear test is much better than a regular stress test. Long story short respitory therapiest screwed up when i was in hospital. My BP went up to 210/190. Doctor was worried I had a heart attack. they gave me nitro and sent me down to nuclear meds. did the med to race my heart up when it got to a certain rate they gave me an injection of dye. Than they sent me back to my room for lunch. I guess it takes a little while to have the dye do it's thing. When i came back 45 mins later they put me on a table under a huge machine. kind of like an mri or ct scan principle. The idea is that a regular stress test is only ekg monitor and a nuclear is takes pictures of all your arteries and stuff to serch for damage or clogged arteries and stuff. I have no idea what it costs.
hope you have a good night get some rest
love ya carol
sorry to see that you have been having such a hard time lately. glad the cardio thinks everything is okay with your heart. are you still having dizziness? you should do the MRI, it is important because you really need to know if anything is happening in your brain. i understand about wanting to take a break (stop! i want to get off!). i am seeing the neuro tomorrow, finally (had to cancel my appt 2 weeks ago because i was too sick to get there, lol). anyway, i had to do another 24 hour urine and i am exhausted from it all. seems like sometimes you go to all these doctors and they do all their tests and then NOTHING, no meds, no diagnosis so...we wait. sorry you are so worn out. take that break, you sound like you need it...
a note on in-laws...i was in the hospital last year for ALP (acute lupus pneumonitis) and my mother in law (who is a nurse by the way), was telling everyone in my husband's family that i was faking it to lay a guilt trip on my husband, HUH!?!!! yah, they are the worst and to top it off my father in law is a doctor (who actually told me 2 years ago that i didn't have arthritis, i didn't have lupus or anything else)!!! do you feel any better about your in laws yet? because i have lots more horror stories where that came from!
have a great day
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