New & concerned with a normal echo

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madine12345
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   Posted 10/29/2016 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have recently had a heart echo done and they said my heart was working well I am having chest pains under my breasts along my rib cage so even tho I had the scan I am still worrying it may be my heart x




I have given your post a heading. Thanks Susie

Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 10/29/2016 9:44:57 AM (GMT-6)


straydog
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   Posted 10/29/2016 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi madine & welcome to Healing Well. So glad to read your echo turned out good. That should be a huge burden off of your mind. Believe me, had anything shown on it the dr would have told you. This is not a test the drs fudge on with the patient. I have cardiac issues that are monitored, its been that way for years, probably close to 25 yrs.

If this were me I would go back to my primary care dr & talk to him/her about the ongoing issues. There is a variety of things that can cause what you describing, anything from gas or GERD to name just a couple. Keep pushing for answers with the dr. But, seriously, I think you can relax about the heart thing.

Take care.
Susie
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madine12345
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   Posted 10/29/2016 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply Susie
It puts my mind at rest x
Susie I meant to ask if you don't mind but what problems you have.25 yrs is a long time to have cardio prolems xxxx

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straydog
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   Posted 10/30/2016 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
madine I have what is called aortic heart valve insufficiency. A result of long standing uncontrolled high blood pressure. I was 28 yrs old when dx'd & thought I was too young to have such a thing. I have some issues with the mitral valve but the aortic is the one that is the most concerning. The lower I can keep my blood pressure the less wear & tear on that valve. Three years ago I had a heart attack & was very lucky in more ways than one because I also threw a blood clot that hit my left lung. To their surprise I made it through. I was not expected to pull through & was unresponsive for 3 days.

Take care.
Susie
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/30/2016 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
thx for sharing Susie, keep strong. keep strong madine.
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madine12345
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   Posted 10/31/2016 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
hi Susie you have been through a lot I really feel for you. It has to be tough for you all the time
Do you have much bother now with your heart issues
I have seen my GP and he seems to think I may have angina So he has given me a spray xxx

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/31/2016 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
i use the spray. nitro. it is good stuff.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

straydog
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   Posted 11/2/2016 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
My biggest problem is keeping the blood pressure under control. I am a long time chronic pain patient & when the pain escalates so does the blood pressure. I have an implanted pain pump that needs to come out because it is not working, catheter is blocked. So, the pain level the past 2 years has been just nuts. I took way, way too much Ibuprofen to try to function somewhat & ended up with an ulcer. That is on me though, I knew I was playing with fire. I have crohns disease & knew I had no business taking it. Sometimes you do what you gotta do, lol. I take Norvasc for angina & it works well for me.

I have an 11 yr old grandson & I keep him during the summer & after school. He keeps my mind off of things. He is an avid golfer so during the summer we spend a lot of time at tournaments. We stay busy all of the time which is very good for me.

If I could get better control over the pain things would be better all over. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
Susie
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madine12345
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   Posted 11/2/2016 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susie
I am sorry that you have Chrones I know how painful that can be my sister has it

I have rheumatoid arthritis I have had it for 40m yrs and have had several joint replacements plus 3 surgeries on my spine but back surgeries have failed. I now have a lot of nerve damage to the spine and what they call Cauda Equine Syndrome ,, I am hoping to get one of those implants you have for the pain

You do very well with the time you spend with your grandson you must be proud of yourself
Keep me updated about yourself xxx

straydog
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   Posted 11/2/2016 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
madine, there is a lot of info here at HW about the pumps. You can use the search feature here & type in pain pumps to read the old threads. They can be a life saver for many of us. My first pump was implanted in 2005. The battery died in it but I got 7 1/2 years out it. Also, check out Medtronics.com they have a user friendly website very informative. You have had more than your fair share of hits too.

I learned a long time ago that distraction is a great source for me. Taking care of him has been my best medicine. I just try to push past whatever when I have him with me.

Take care.
Susie
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madine12345
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   Posted 11/4/2016 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susie
I will have a look into the info about the pumps So your 1st pump lasted for 71/2 years that's good
yes you are right I find if I do things it takes my mind of my pain as long as we know our limits
I am waiting for an appointment for the pain clinic and I am going to ask about the pumps
hope you are having a good day xx
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