So FRUSTRATED with doctors!!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/10/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I am just so frustrated with doctors. I went to see two doctors about the fluttering sensation that I have been experiencing for months now.  One of them had me get tests done to rule out heart problem. Tests came back normal.  However, I still feel the fluttering here and there.  Went to see another doctor for a second opinion and he didn't even send meto get any tests done and said that the fluttering I am feeling is due to anxiety.  I know I have anxiety but I don't have it all the time 24/7.  When I get the fluttering sensation, it's so random (comes and goes) and sometimes I feel it when I don't have anxiety.  This is why I don't think the fluttering is due to anxiety, but the doctors wouldn't listen to me.  A normal person doesn't get a fluttering sensation for no apparent reason.  Something must be happening inside the body to trigger it.  Thank you for letting me vent!! Any feedback. I could use it. 

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/10/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand your frustration with doctors. I have had anxiety for many years now and my sis is going on 11years of having it.
Even though you may not feel like you are having anxiety 24/7 the symptoms of anxiety can come out of no where for no reason even when you think your fine.  My sis has had the fluttering and had ever test possible and they all came back normal. After many years of the fluttering she still says she has no idea when it will flare up. Sometimes it will bother her a month or 2 and then go away, then it comes back a couple months later.
If the test came back norm and the other doctor thought you were fine, you probably are, but Go check with one more doc and don't tell him/her about the other doc visits and see what they say. If everything comes in okay then I would say it is anxiety.
Anxiety is mean and creeps up and does scary things to your body and makes you feel like the world is done for, but it always turns out okay.
best wishes!

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   Posted 7/10/2007 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Your second doctor just looked at the tests the first doctor had done.

I agree with crying. My panic attacks hit my stomach really hard, and often I wasn't the slightest bit nervous when they came on. Nevertheless, I take anxiety medication and my stomach is a lot better...go figure.
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   Posted 7/11/2007 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety is the worst for causing all sorts of problemns,symptoms aches and pains .......plain and simple and fluttering is one of the most common of these symptoms there is imho

heart palps are as well .......

you could go to another doc but i think you will prolly be told the same thing that it is no doubt anxiety causing this.......

take care and you are sure not alone in your frustrations with docs

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   Posted 7/11/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning

Lyn is right on.

Short run of SVT (Supra ventricular tachycardia) is  an episode of extra beats in a row. If it comes very occasionally and there are no symptoms and there is no underlying heart disease, in the form of poor heart function etc. it does not need any specific measures.

If you still feel something is wrong you may make an appointment to see a different cardiologist.

All of us experience this type of rhythm and it is normal.  If it is prolonged and you start to have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath etc, then you should present to an ER where you could get an EKG while your in the rhythm.

Caffeine is one thing that is known to set off this type of heart rhythm. as well as stress and anxiety.

These are just my opinions and in no way would I presume to diagnosis.

Stay with us and keep posting.



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