Stutterbug, please let us know what you learn. ALL kinds of stress and/or anxiety will cause the MVP symptoms to be worse. So you could be on a circular merry-go-round -- one feeding the other. And as you know, Lyme and Babs can cause stress and anxiety too, and Lyme can cause the MVP.
I think it might help if, until you recieve the diagnosis, try to calm your mind a little, knowing that if it is MVP, it is most likely not causing you damage unless you let the anxiety about it take hold. It is just very uncomfortable and sometimes a little scary.
That's great that you're seeing a cardiologist, too. You definitely do need to ensure you do not have blockages. I will hope and pray that you do not!
For those of you w/ hypoglycemia -- this aggravates MVP as well, and these can both be caused by lyme. Well, and actually, you can see how MVP would aggravate hypoglycemia as well.
PLEASE KEEP US POSTED! Lyme can cause other heart problems, so we are concerned enough to want to know!!!
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