Thank you Carol, Victoria, Gidget, Redrose, Ginny, Babs & Hippi you guys are the best! Issues with the heart are so scary and it seems a lot of us have had a scare or two along the way. (((( everyone ))))
Carol, no matter how old we are this disease sucks, doesn't it!!!! I know you've been through a lot too and I appreciate you being here for me ((( Carol ))).
Victoria, I don't think it's med related as it's been going on for a while now, I'm ashamed to say for a couple of years. I just never followed up as I should have, I've just been focused on other things with my grandma and mom moving in with us (temporally) and of course dealing with the rest of my life and lupus. Now, I'm wondering if I've damaged something. I can't remember what year it was but I'm almost sure it was before I was dx with lupus which was in 2005. At that time I was only on Plaquenil. I see my rheumy before I have the Echo, I plan on talking to her about
it and get her thoughts. Thank you for your prayers.
Gidget, thank you for sharing your experience with me and for your prayers. So the only way to treat the Tachycardia is with meds? I am so glad we all have this place to come to, I really don't know what I would do without all of you.
Redrose, I am wondering if my lack of exercise has anything to do with this? I am going to try to start walking and see if I can tell a difference. Maybe I should check my pulse before and after I walk. I will defiantly see a cardiologist if I don't feel comfortable with the upcoming results.
Ginny, yes sometimes I get the palpitations but not on a regular basis. I am glad my PCP doc is being aggressive with this and ordered the Echo and not blowing me off. I will let all of you know as soon as I find out, I wish I didn't have to wait until the 9th to have it done. What is the treatment plan if it's related to lupus?
Babs, I've had some chest pains on and off, sometimes so bad that I thought I was having a heart attack. Now, they don't last as long and after having the EKG & stress test the doc said it was probably pleurisy from lupus. I've told my rheumy about
it and she said to keep up with a diary of when it happens. Maybe between the 2 docs they can figure all this out. Thank you for your prayers.
Hippi, thank you for the hugs and prayers, it really means a lot to me.
With everyone sharing your experiences I am gaining more knowledge of all of this, so thank you to each one of you for
opening up and sharing with me. I just can't wrap my head around a normal BP and high pulse?!?! It just doesn't make sense to me