just diagnosed with irregular heart beat

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Andrina
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   Posted 11/15/2013 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel a little lost here because my problem is a lot minor than what others on this board here have. I normally post on the UC boards.

So today I went to see my GP because I had chest cramps since yesterday. I suspected just gas in my tummy or for it to be my lung. But she did an EKG and came back saying that it's nothing urgent but she sees irregular heartbeat and wants me to see a cardiologist.

I felt left alone with that and I have no idea what to expect. What can I do to make the chest cramps better till my appointment? And sorry again that I'm posting this here like I said it's really nothing.

Btw I'm 28.

Post Edited (Andrina) : 11/15/2013 5:15:04 PM (GMT-7)


Andrina
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   Posted 11/16/2013 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I keep getting chest pain. I don't know what to do. I hope someone reads this and replies to me. Thanks.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), Rowasa
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

Blessedx8
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   Posted 11/18/2013 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Audrina....

I'm usually in the Chronic Pain forum but I'm helping out over here too for a bit. I'm sorry for the symptoms you are having.

Don't feel bad for posting here! I completely understand your concern.

Have you made an appointment with the cardiologist?

There are so many things that can cause heart arrythmias. You might want to do a little reading on the possible causes.... and symptoms....... etc. Here's a link I found:

www.medicinenet.com/arrhythmia_irregular_heartbeat/article.htm

That said, while Google can be very informative, I also wouldn't read too much - as it can also get you worked up and even more confused! (I say that from experience!).....

Having some chest discomfort can be a part of heart arrythmia. The cardiologist might have you wear a Holter monitor - which you wear from anywhere from a few hours up to several days - and it gives a good overview of what your heart is doing. There are also many other types of tests/scans that can be done.

That said -- if the pain gets too bad - don't hestitate to get yourself to the ER. It's better to do that...... than to let something go.

Let us know if you have an appointment scheduled or what else the doctor said. Did she explain anything else to you?

Hang in there..... I hope you feel better. --Tina
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Andrina
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   Posted 11/18/2013 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for responding Tina.

Yes I have my appointment tomorrow. My GP didn't explain anything really.

I hope those Holter monitors are not visible. I don't necessarily want to wear it at work and everybody knows. Can I take a shower with it? Stupid questions I know.

I know that Google can make your anxiety worse. That's why I'm thankful I have Healingwell.

Now that I think about it. Could it be my circulation problems I'm having since I was a teen could have something to do with it? I am always out of energy and when I go to the store or have to stand up for a long time, I feel like I'm going to faint. Sometimes it even happened. I'm so used to it that I always have something on me to prevent that (mostly dextrose/grape sugar). Could be an independent issue, I don't know.

Thankfully my GI confirmed that I don't have to change my ulcerative colitis medication because of this. That would have been the last thing I needed.

I will post here again after my appointment tomorrow.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), Rowasa
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

Andrina
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   Posted 11/19/2013 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to the cardiologist today. He said it's not my heart but they found that my air ways are thickenend. Not sure what to think now.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), cortisone suppositories
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

stkitt
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   Posted 11/20/2013 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Andrina,
 
Minor or mild degree of diffuse bronchial wall thickening is sometimes noted in normal healthy individuals.

Also is found in chronic airway disease, including chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, asthma and bronchiolitis.

If your doctor says it is normal is because you don't have any of the chronic diseases I mentioned, and thinks is not related to your symptoms.
 
If you are still worried about it, ask your doctor about high resolution CT scan and
 
Keep on talking with us as we are here to support you,
 
Kitt
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Andrina
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   Posted 11/21/2013 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I already did a CT and I'm sitting here with pain still. They gave me a muscle relaxer and it doesn't do anything. I just called my GP but they are not available. They send me to the ER again although I was there 2 days ago and they didn't do anything because it's not a heart attack and it's no blood clot in my lung.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), cortisone suppositories
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

Andrina
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   Posted 11/27/2013 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm having an echo today to make sure it's not my heart causing the chest pain.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), cortisone suppositories, Zantac 150 mg every 12 h, Nexium
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

Blessedx8
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   Posted 11/29/2013 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are doing an echo, Andrina. Let us know how it went.

Know we care! Hang in there --

Tina
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Andrina
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   Posted 11/29/2013 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
The echo itself went fine. I found out my technician had colitis as well. I'll go to my follow-up on the 5th.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), cortisone suppositories, Zantac 150 mg every 12 h, Nexium
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

stkitt
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   Posted 11/29/2013 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I suspect if there was anything life threatening on your echo, the Drs. would have addressed it right away.
 
I have an appointment on the 5th with my PCP to learn the results of a ultrasound test I had done this past Wednesday so we are both waiting and expecting good reports.
 
I wish you fair winds and following seas.
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Blessedx8
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   Posted 11/30/2013 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree w/ Kitt - when I've had echos - there were some issues seen and it WAS dealt with that same day.

That said - how's your pain doing? How are you feeling?
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Andrina
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   Posted 12/4/2013 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
serositis.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), cortisone suppositories, Zantac 150 mg every 12 h, Nexium
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis

stkitt
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   Posted 12/5/2013 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Serositis is the medical term for an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen and abdominal organs. The tissues that make up the linings of these body parts are called serous tissues, and they form sacs around these important organs. An additional important function of these tissues is the secretion of lubricating fluid. Symptoms of this condition are usually seen along with others in sufferers of various severe inflammatory illnesses and can cause significant discomfort or pain.
 
I am sorry you have been dx with this disorder but I suspect you are glad to know what is going on.
 
What did the Dr. come up with for a plan of care for you.
 
Please know we are here and waiting to read some good news from you.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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