New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

maxx
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/9/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay here's my rant:  Had appointment last week with cardio, everything was"benign".  After suffering from palpitaions for years I decided - enough, I will live my life ignoring them (everyone says they're benign!!!!).
 
I go to the gym and I swear that my heart "stopped".  Is that benign!!!  Now I feel like I'm back to square one:  worrying, confused and feeling sorry for myself. 
 
Thanks for being there.
MAXX

DREAMGIRL
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 4/9/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maxx, do you literally mean your heaart stopped? i do not think that you would be here it must have been something else.  i have not been at this chat site for a while but so far after reading many letters, not one person has been hurt by them.  be calm, anxiety only make them worse. it is amazing what the mind can do.

maxx
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/10/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Dreamgirl,
It just felt like it stopped. I have no idea what it was (extra, missed), who knows?
Thank you for your support, your note was uplifting and had many positive thoughts. Could have been anything.....right?
Stay happy and healthy.
MAXX

Hopes
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 297
   Posted 4/10/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
HI MAXX ! I sympathize. My palps are driving me crazy these days. It has been one good day followed by one bad day, then a good day.....You get the idea. I was walking with my mom this morning at the mall to get a little bit of exercise. All was well. Then out of the blue....BAM! Boy what a THUD it was-accompanied by a warm feeling in my chest. Well I thought about panicking but it was just not worth the trouble. In case I haven't mentioned this fact before, let me just say right here and now that I HATE THESE THINGS! Oh well....I'm done now. :-)
 
I'm sure that you know that your heart isn't really stopping. From what I've been told the pause with a PVC is from the heart's natural pacemaker resetting after an early beat. I guess that depending upon how early or late the premature beat is in the natural cycle determines how hard the thud is and how long the pause will be. ???? If I am wrong, someone out there please correct me. :-) If it is a PAC, I think that you feel an extra beat, no reset. ????
 
So remember your positive self-talk the next time it happens. Don't say to yourself "Oh my gosh, my heart stopped! This can't be benign." Just tell yourself, "It is just an early beat. My heart is just resetting or whatever it does. Nothing to worry about." However feel free to HATE THEM all you want! yeah

Jeannie143
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 4/10/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maxx,
Just a note here. You somehow posted the original post to this across all of the forums. (something to do with the new mod editing thing.) Could you please zip around and remove the extras?
~ Jeannie
Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Yours may be one of them...

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


maxx
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/10/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Jeannie, I have no idea how I did that!  I will fix it (Ihope)!
 
Hopes, I think you can totally relate to what I am going through.  You are also a wealth of information to all who share this post.
Thanks!
 
I also said enough, and went for a walk (withmymom).  I could feel them coming on and I just became very quiet.  It was like I was battling with them mentally!  What does your cardiologist say when you complain about the frequency?
 
Thanks again to all - you get me through the day.
 
Maxx 

Hopes
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 297
   Posted 4/10/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Maxx, my cardiologist is very cool. He suffers from palps too. He says that he has a few everyday. When he is tired, he has ALOT more. Well, He's a cardiologist for Pete's Sake. I figure that he has many sleepless nights at the hospital or getting phone calls at midnight, so I reckon that he can relate. If he tells me that they are benign, I just try to tell myself that over and over.
 
On the other hand, I have changed my GP three times. The first two tried to tell me that I was having palps because of anxiety and/or depression. The PA for my second doctor told me that if I was having as many palpitations as I claimed that I needed a pacemaker. They wanted me on meds. I wouldn't buy it, probably because my cardiologist wouldn't buy it. He always said that I did not need medicine and was insistent that I not take meds that might cause more problems than they solved. Everyone should have a doctor or cardiologist as wonderful as I have.
 
My new GP is cool also. She has accepted that I don't want meds, but occasionally do need reassurance. It is funny that now that I have someone who is reassuring I don't need to see her that often. Encouragement and reassurance means everything! :-)

maxx
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/10/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Hope. It must be great having a cardio that you can relate to
I really need to calm down as I feel that I am totally turning into a neurotic basket case.

The scenerio keeps repeating itself. I get told theyare benign and they may worsen with time. That just keeps me "waiting" for them to increase.

It truly does feel like my heart is stopping. I want them to stop! Take care Hopes.

Maxx

maxx
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/13/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kaylee, thanks! The only heart problem I have is a mild murmur (I have had all the tests), and the PALPITATIONS!!!

What is Nadolol, and what does it do to stop the palps? Thanks again to everyone. MAXX
 


maxx
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/16/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kaylee. The info was great! MAXX
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 18, 2017 2:12 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,906,657 posts in 318,984 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158323 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, 11:11.
208 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Aset28, NiceCupOfTea, testuser1234