doors12..have you taken your pulse to see if it's actually skipped beats or slower or faster?
I have asthma and do on occasion feel short of breath (which can feel a tad scary). As of the past 2 months I've had laryngitis twice and working on another bout. My chest is burning.
Were you sick recently with a cold/flu or could be getting on at this time?
I do get the same skipped beat fluttering feeling in my chest, and when I get my husband to check my pulse, it's actually faster but regular. I do have a slight murmur, but the doc doesn't think that's related and thinks it's anxiety. I don't know if it is for sure because the anxiety feelings I normally get seem different.
Curious if you get that feeling when you are smoking a cigarette or when you aren't.
I totally agree with Sue to request your doc have your chest x-rayed just in case there is something going on that could be autoimmune related or other.
Is your CRP high?
At least the anemia is easy to check as well as the B12 and even vitamin D.
Keep us updated as to how you're doing.,
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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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