Slow heartbeat and weakness/leg pain

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mcginnis
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   Posted 7/17/2014 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all.I have been feeling pretty ill for about a week.I called cardiologist and they are not worried but couldn't get me in until July 30th.I've been on cardizem for several years and atenolol even longer for heart arrhythmia(svt's).I have fibromyalgia too.Anyhow last week it started with a an exacerbated pain in my right hip joint that the pain led down my entire leg which kept getting worse over the course of a few hours.That started getting better after about 18 hours but left.Thus,leading to leg weakness in both legs.Then,I started feeling a weakness throughout my body,shakiness.The dizziness,and ringing ears have been going on for a long time.I also noticed bradycardia(slower heart rate).It feels like my heart is beating fast and hard but when I check it,it is 50-60 bpm.I called my family doc but they said sounded like low sugar.If it gets worse go to the ER because they are booked solid for 2 weeks.I do not believe low sugar because I am not diabetic but sister is so I do check it and when I feel this bad my sugar stays in the 90's.I had a stress test a few years ago.They said stress test was borderline normal.They thought there was a shadow on there.I am a 48 year old female,cholesterol of 212.I am thin,never smoked or drank alcohol,no hypertension.Could severe hip pain that led to weakness in legs,shakiness all over and total body weakness/fatigue and pounding heart be due to a blocked artery?I am not asking for medical advice just wondering if anyone one else has experienced anything such as this,especially starting in the right hip/leg.Any input would be welcomed.Thanks in advance.Duana

JungRulz
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   Posted Yesterday 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm curious if you're taking anything new, or in larger amounts, for the pain. I'll check back. Medications we take are removed from the blood stream by the liver or kidneys, some drugs, or increased dosages of drugs (such as pain medication) can alter the rate that drugs we normally take are removed from our bodies. If you added and new medications, supplements, energy drinks, etc., you could be reacting to your medication.

mcginnis
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   Posted Yesterday 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,I don't take anything new.I've been to neurologists,rheumatologists and had tons of blood work etc done.I'm deficient in vitamin D but take a multivitamin for that.I have a sleep disorder and was taking 10 mg.ambien but am scared of that with a low heart rate,so I take 1- xanax of .5 mg at night.It's not new to me,so that cannot be it.I used to take it for sleep but the ambien worked better but now I'm scared of ambien.A family doctor suggested MS to me but when I saw the neurologist,he thought I was crazy for coming to him.I do not know what this is or why I have these symptoms periodically.The only thing that scares me is the cardiologist said he saw a shadow and said I could do a heart cath or not.i chose not.that was 2 years ago.so when i see the cardio in a few weeks,i'll be asking for another stress test and if there is a shadow this time,i will ask for a heart cath.i'm wondering if blocked arteries would cause this weakness/and low heart rate with a pounding pulse sensation?Thanks for commenting.

JungRulz
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   Posted Today 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you just on Cardizem or Cardizem and Atenolol? Did the same doctor put you on both?

Usually, if you have an infection, like the common cold, your heart rate would be higher.

Is your pulse regular at 50 to 60 beats/min?

I'm curious about the stress test reference, specifically the mention of a shadow. What type of test was it? Nuclear test, Stress Echo? What was the shadow.

I have asked my cardiologist's office if they could do an EKG then show it to him when it comes in, which they have done. Truth be told, the nurse that works at the office probably knows what to look for as well. Consider that option. This latest bout of ecotopics had me to the E.R. Twice and the plant medical center (at work) once. I'm not proud, if you're concerned, and your physicians aren't being helpful, go to the E.R.

As to pain and heart rate, I found the following:


"Fast arrhythmias (tachyarrhythmias) may be triggered by exercise, emotional stress, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, or use of drugs that contain stimulants, such as cold and hay fever remedies. Slow arrhythmias (bradyarrhythmias) may be triggered by pain , hunger, fatigue, digestive disorders (such as diarrhea and vomiting), or swallowing, which can stimulate the vagus nerve excessively. (With enough stimulation, which is rare, the vagus nerve can cause the heart to stop.) In most of these circumstances, the arrhythmia tends to resolve on its own."
 
 
Click on topic:  Abnormal Heart Rhythms
 
<edit>  I shortened up your link as it was stretching the screen. Thanks,Kitt

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/19/2014 11:15:45 AM (GMT-6)


pvct
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Date Joined May 2014
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   Posted Today 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
hello,

I have bradycardia, (50-58), sometimes a little faster. years of taking beta blockers and ramipril probably. I had some of your pain all the way down my left leg to the ankle years ago, but I think it was my back nerve radiating downward. anyway, 800mg motrin three times a day for a week cured that. I hope you can get some help from your doctors, and if you can't get them on the weekend, I would go to the E.R. I hope things get better. :-)

Peter Hussey
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   Posted 7/23/2014 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

Sometimes slow or high heart beat is quite common and you feel low just may be because of low blood pressure. Consult your doctor once and follow a healthy routine daily like do workout daily for at least one hour and take a healthy diet. At DazzleMeds.com just browse for the article section to know more about cardiovascular diseases and their treatments.
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