I just went to my first rheumatology appt., and they proceded to tell me I have an irregular heartbeat. Three people listened and heard it. After all the heart tests and docs telling me not to worry, my heart rate is fine.. now I have an irregular beat. I'm really trying not to stress. I went straight over to my PCP office, which is in same med park, and tried to get him to see me, but he was full. The receptionist gave me an appt. for tommorrow afternoon, and there was a nurse standing there who said if it was anything serious, the doc and nurses who heard it would have told me to go to the doc or ER immediately and that I should just relax and not get upset.
Easy to say, hard to do. I'm in the throes of my first panic attack in seven months, just from hearing those words out of their mouths. The only thing they would say is that it sounded like a late beat. But my pulse rate was 92 once and 88 the second time. And my b/p was good... 112/77. So I don't know what to think, or to do. I half want to go to the ER having screaming hissies, and half want to just chill and realize that an irregular beat is okay. I just took a klonopin, so maybe this will calm down.
I just wanted ya'lls opinion on it.
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
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