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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an echocardiogram in 2007. I called my doctor on the results and she said it was all good. Nothing to worry about. Well I just got my records from that doctor released to me because I am moving and I went through them just to kind of see my history. at first it helped me because I was noticing how long the anxiety has been going on and that it is all in my head. Until I read a piece of paper. It was from my echo. It said the conclusions were that my valves were good. Than it said I had mild mitral regurgatation, and mild tricuspid insuffficiency. Of course this scared me very much. I called my doctor first of all to find out why I wasnt notified of this and what it all meant. She reassured me that she sees those results more often than not and it is very common to have that. She also said I dont have anything to worry about, and to just let my doctors know and periodically check me out and make sure things havent changed. Well since that day I Cant get that thought out of my head. Since I have the health anxiety it is very hard for me to believe that what she said is true even though she is a doctor. I have been driving myself crazy about this and I am sure its probably for no reason but I just need some support and am wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them also. Thanks

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Something worse happened to me in 2004. I was having check up with my doctor and he did an ECG since I mentioned family history of heart problems. He said he saw some irregularities in my ECG and I should get an echo. The earliest echo appointment I got was like 2 weeks away. Anyways I had the echo before and after exercise, they compared it and told me that I was just fine. I had a copy of the original ECG and showed it to the specialist as well, then he told me that ECG was just fine, he does not see any issue on it other than a minor deviation, which is nothing and I did not need the echo to begin with.

You can imagine how I spend those 2 weeks before the echo with my panic disorder :-)

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I am happy to hear I am not the only one. It honestly has caused me very high anxiety for the past 2 days and I knew that someone on here would relate to me. I know it is going to take alot on my part to stop obsessing about this and let it go. Do you guys get check ups or is that not necessary?:

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Same thing happened to me. I will think twice before looking up terms and scaring myself! nono The scary word on the paper basically meant I have an athletic heart with a low resting rate. I went to another caridologist though before I could feel calm. The first guy was a rhythm specialist. I've had the treadmill and thalium stress tests done and wore a holter monitor. Hang in there!

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   


Your physician is correct to the best of my knowledge........mild mitral regurgatation, and mild tricuspid insuffficiency are very common.  My best advice is to "kick that anxiety to the curb" and make sure you get established with a new physician in  the city your moving to.

On your first appointment with your new physician do  be up front about your fears and concerns.

Take care and know you can come here anytime and you will find members who are caring and supportive.

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I get check ups, it is nice to have. I know I feel dizzy, pressure on my chest and so on from time to time when I am in panic mode and they have no physical reason but I do not want to miss one, which is real. It seems like check ups are the best way to do that since having panic is like having a car with broken fuel, heat and oil indicator, which you can not trust :-)

I am sure that your doctor is telling the truth. If you had a serious issue, which he overlooked then he will have a malpractice case, which will increase his insurance costs and damage his records. He will not take that risk just to make you happy since you have panic  :-)

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   Posted 1/23/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you have Mitral Valve Prolapse. Although your doc didn't say that in those words. I have MVP. It's common and most of the time nothing to worry about. I get palpitations from it and a racing heart beat. It should help knowing you called the doc on it and she said everything is fine.
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   Posted 1/23/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey PanickyDude!

Nice to meet you and welcome to HealingWell. It is nice to see new members jump on the forums and start helping other people :)

Mollydolly :)

I hope you have some of your fears relieved now :) The darn anxiety has many side effects that can be scary with our amplified senses. The truth is that everyone goes through this to some degree. The key is to stay in the momement and take it one day at a time :)
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   Posted 1/23/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I feel better today even since I posted this. I will just try to push it to the back of my head and i need to stop with the negative talk. It gets me nowhere. That is much easier said than done though. I have been under constant stress for the past 18 months and it is not going to stop anytime soon. My husband is military and we are moving to a different country so that could be a huge part of my problem right now. Oh yeah and he just got off of a 15 month deployment so will all that being said it is a tough lifestyle to live when you are an anxious person. I think that i have been in such a constant state of stress that my body just finally couldnt take it anymore. I am going to work on it as soon as we move. Ok sorry I am just venting now. Thanks for everything guys. You made me feel much better.:)
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