I have noticed symptoms for quite a while, about a year and a half. In January I developed insomnia and palpitations at night. I felt like I was going to pass out, my chest was tight, heart thudding-slowly but hard..then I'd fall asleep. It's come and gone over the last 8 months. In the last few weeks I became lethargic, dizzy all day long, nauseous, fainting in the shower, wearing out just by walking to my kitchen...for the last two weeks I've been in my bed, only getting up to shower, potty, eat..etc. I have a two year old--this does not work well. My grandmother lives with us and helps SO MUCH! Friday I had to go turn in paperwork for insurance and child support..my mom was driving me around..I felt like I was going to die, I just couldn't handle the excertion. We went to the ER and they did the usual tests..ekg, chest x-ray, blood and urine tests, IV pain and nausea meds.. My EKGs have been the same every time= Right Bundle Branch Block, Hypertrophy.. low heart rate-usually in the 60's.. low blood pressure-usually around 100/70.. The cardiologist I saw last year told me I likely had a birth defect and it wasn't a concern unless I developed an arrythmia. That started in January, but I didn't have insurance..told myself it was just anxiety. This EKG showed my heart rate at 45, so they put me on a monitor and it dropped to 43. They ordered more blood work, checked my electrolytes, clotting, etc etc.. the doctor told me if it dropped to 40 or below they would admit me, but it didn't.. I'll be going back to my caridologist and will get another echocardiogram-? the heart ultrasound.. and a heart monitor to take home.. I'm going to ask for a sleep study too. I have several other medical problems I'm still struggling to have diagnosed and treated. I'm just completely depleted and quality of life isn't so great right now. I have every single bradycardia symptom listed, fibromyalgia-still not convinced on this one though!, arthritis, IBS, reynauds, insomnia..I can go on! uhg! I'm 30..I shouldn't be stuck in my bed wondering if I'm going to die today, tomorrow, next year.. Anyone else with bradycardia? This is my first forum and I'm still coming to terms with all the info on bradycardia.. I could tell by the reaction in the ER and how awful I feel, it's not looking good for me and I'm scared. Reading the mortality and sudden death info really shook me up.. in general and as a mother of a two year old.. I just 'love' talking a two year old into bringing me a diaper AND crawling onto my bed to change their diaper==fun times.
Fibromyalgia. Bradycardia. Arthritis. IBS. Reynauds. & sadly, Sarcasm-it's a terrible condition. =P
Post Edited (peteysue) : 8/16/2010 3:36:47 AM (GMT-6)