First of all, I'm new, so I'll start off by saying hello!
I'll start by saying that I'm 19, have been living alone for a year, am in generally good health. I'm vegetarian and a healthy weight (5'9" and 135 pounds). I don't smoke and am generally healthy.
My issue is that I've had fainting problems for a few years now. I also get heart palpitations (I don't drink coffee anymore because it makes it worse). And I'm often dizzy.
Two years ago my friend's mom took me to a walk in clinic because I had fainted at her house. I had not been to a doctor for over 10 years before that.
The doctor and the clinic ordered and ECG. They gave me a copy, but I never got to see the doctor and have him explain it to me.
The results were as follows:
BORDERLINE ECG - Prelim. -MD must be review
- Sinus tachycardia
- Borderline Q waves in the lateral leads
I thought nothing of it, since I assumed if it was serious, the doctor would have called me.
A year ago, I got a family doctor (yay!). I told her about the fainting, and she ordered blood tests. Long story short, my iron and hemoglobin were very low, and after a few months of iron supplements and diet change, they started going back to normal.
Now that my anemia is under control, and I'm STILL fainting, the doctor ordered an ECG to rule out other causes. She doesn't know about the ECG I did two years earlier.
So here are my questions:
Should I bring my old ECG from two years ago to show my new doctor, even if I'm getting another one done anyway?
What do the results of my first test mean?
Could my fainting have to do with my heart, since it obviously wasn't the anemia?