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DeadBeat
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Date Joined Apr 2015
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   Posted 4/20/2015 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I'm new to this forum and I am going out of my mind. I had an aneurym (brain) in 2011. Prior to this aneurysm I complained to my doc about seeing stars and heart pounding sensation. I have always had a murmur, I was told that is was the mitral valve. My dilema, here goes:

I now have:
Aortic insuffiency (moderate)
LVH and Left ventricular septal Hypertrophy (severe)
Bi and tri PVC's (7 or more a minute)
ST and T wave abnormalities (non specific)
myocardial changes (noted from echo)
Lateral T wave abnormalities
Sinus arrhythmia
Possible left atrial abnormality
Chordal SAM (mild and at rest)
LV mildely dilated
Ascending Aorta aneurysm (4.1 cm) distal and proximal

What does all of this mean?
What is wrong with my heart if anything at all?
Why don't doctors explain this stuff in simple terms?
Why is my heart trying to leap out from my chest?
Why do I get short sharp pains in middle of chest, left arm, right jaw, middle of back?
Is it angina, pectoritis (spelling), a heart attack or am I fine?

I've been taking metoprolol for 4 years now, the palpatations are stronger than ever, the nausea and dizzyness has not stopped and to insult to my minor injury, I am manic depressed (bipolar).

Why won't they just cut my heart out and put it under a microscope?
If it is nothing, then why so many ekg's, echoes and puzzled faces?

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/21/2015 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
hi there. welcome. you got some stuff going on. what you are explaining are indicative of heart attack symptoms; this could be something akin to or NSTEMI. blockage. blood not getting through. shortness of breath along with the symptoms may, i cautiously say may be indicative of this. it was for me. since you have major heart risks i would have this seen to immediately. have you had an angiogram done? cholesterol / lipids done? i am not the best person with heart stuff, but i am getting there. had NSTEMI followed by angiogram that highlighted 2 blockages. 75% and 50%, not able to stent, thus i had a double by-pass. angina is typically very tight in the chest and painful. i use nitrate. keep well.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

my conditions are mere aspects of me, they do not define me.
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DeadBeat
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   Posted 4/21/2015 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have two cardio docs, vascular disease and electrophysiologist. and no angiogram done yet.
As a matter of fact, the vascular doc said there was no murmur. Can a life long murmur just vanish into thin air? I saw an electrophysiologist yesterday. He asked minimum questions regarding the palpatations, showed me my ekg strip showing the pattern of the pvc's, told me they were benign and not multifocal, said he knew where they were coming from, the upper left chamber of my heart. He increased the metoprolol by 100 mg 2x's a day. Told me if this didn't work he would suggest cardiac ablation, however that the area in which the pvc's are coming from is rather thick and the ablation may not reach it.
I'm so upset right now. I am seeing two cardiologist and nothing as far as I am concerned is being done. In July of last year, I was having an eeg done to catch seizure activity. I was thrown out of the hospital because of an ecg, that was abnormal. The only thing they would tell me is that my ST and T waves were abnormal and something about QT waves. They came into my room and asked if I was having chest pain. I told them yes, but that I had been having heart burn on and off. Explained to them that a few weeks ago, I have severe chest pain that lasted for a while. They threw nitro under my tongue, gave me a headache from hell, almost like the one I had when I had brain aneurysm except there was no pop. Told me to take it when I had chest pain and if it that last longer than 5 minutes to go to the ER. I haven't touched the stuff. Not sure if I have heartburn or angina.
I have read everything I could find about their findings, trying to sum it all up and I can't make heads or tails of it. This is not the forum for this, but I am so tired of the craziness, I wish I would just die already, the depression is getting worse.

Thank you for taking time to answer my questions. You have given me more info than what the docs would/have given me.

If I am having mini MI's, why won't they tell me? Is it because of my mental status, my suicidal ideation? They talk to me like there is an elephant in the room, like I can't understand. I had a PMC doc that told me I wouldn't understand it no matter how they explained it (yes, I got rid of him quickly).

I truly appreciate you assistance and thank you from the bottom of my still beating heart.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/22/2015 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
i live with bi-polar,eupd, anxiety as well. there not saying anything most likely because of there arrogance. some have there heads shoved so far up there ***. i think it is real important to work on your mental side of things as well. please seek support. if the SI becomes at an at risk situation please call for medical help. many healing thoughts.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

my conditions are mere aspects of me, they do not define me.
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DeadBeat
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Date Joined Apr 2015
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   Posted 4/22/2015 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Happy Turtle,

I am seeking and have been seeking help since my last inpatient stay. It can get rough sometimes and I am sure my palpatations may be affected by my anxiety/altered mental status as well. Got a few future appointments with both the electrophysiologist and vascular cardio doc. Again, I'll try writing questions down and hopefully remember to take them with me.
You've been very kind.

Wishing you the best.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/25/2015 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
your doing well. thx for the kind words. keep posting.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

my conditions are mere aspects of me, they do not define me.
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Mottec
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Date Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 6/14/2015 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have a mental diagnosis and often hear the "your imagining it" and so on. It really gets on my nerves. I dont think Im able to keep my spirit up since the doctors dont want to do anything and constantly belittle my experience.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20186
   Posted 6/14/2015 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, hate the 'imagagening thing'. keep strong guys.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

NOT DEAD YET!!!!! STILL KICKING AND SCREAMING!!!
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shoesg
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Date Joined Jun 2015
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   Posted 6/15/2015 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, am new here, and was looking to find like souls, not quite sure where there headed with several different types of medical issues like myself. First I have no disc material left in my cervicle spine between c5 and c6, suffering from nerve damage for almost 30 years, in 2009+ my left leg swelled to the point of ripping open and draining form massive DVTs, now its also in my right leg, I need a hip replacement, but due to extremely poor circulation in my lower legs, the replacement has a good chance of failure, thus they are reluctant to operate.my lack of mobility has really taken a toll on my over all health, I get winded walking to the mail box, can barely dress mtself, have had to deal with some really nasty ulcers on my feet, have a nasty case of psoriasis, and quite frankly am wore out from dealing with pain, totally frustrated and quite scared that if I dont get my hip replaced soon, I will have heart failure, anerysum, or worse.
I have so many things wrong with me, its almost like whats the point, but there is a point, I want to live, I want tyo be able to walk normally, without a cane, run, ride a bike, and more, but being on medicare, I get pushed back 2 or 3 months sometimes with appointments because of it, am treated completely different from wwhen I was working and carried Atna ins..
I havent worked since july 2013, and am not eligable for disability???
It is very difficult to stay positive with all of this, and i know how important it is to keep a positive attitude for healing. Something that has crushed my faith in our medical system, on my first visit to my primary, he was awesome, he spent atleast 40 mins with me listening, at the end of our discussion, he said to me " Lets get you healthy and strong like you should be" I left his office on top of the world, I have finally found my Doctor! One I could say or tell him anything about myself, my fears, all of it..
On my secound visit, he was distant, not even sure of who I was, what was wrong with me and showed very little intrest in really helping me? I was shattered!!
 Our relationship at this point is distant, he spends very little time with me, and even seems frustrated even talking to me...Im lost...
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