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   Posted 3/4/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
So I'm really struggling not to freak out. I finally got a message back from my doctor's office (3 today actually since we played phone tag) and besides the issue with the Cymbalta I asked about my lab results. Her last message to me was weird and not so comforting and said that the doctor does need to see me because of the lab results, and to make sure I make an appt. confused Seriously that does not make me feel good. I managed to change my appt from next week to tomorrow at lunchtime but still... it seems like a long wait and my heart palps are not getting any better thanks to this. Ugh why do they have to freak me out so much!? cry

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   Posted 3/4/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure all is well but it would have been nice if she had said something more comforting in her message like 'nothing to worry about but...'. so as not to worry you.  At least you don't have to wait too long even though it probably feels like a lifetime for you.  If it was an emergency the Dr. probably would have called you in right away so I don't think you should worry yet (i know easier said than done).  Keep us posted on how tomorrow goes and hang in there!

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   Posted 3/4/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Melbe, I think the doc would have called you sooner if it was something serious. Let us know what the doc says tomorrow.

Hang in there!!!

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   Posted 3/4/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Just take a deep breath and just keep thinking that all will be positive. Try and stay in the moment and know you can always come here if you need to vent. We are here for you. Come back and let us know what the doc says.....take care!!!!

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   Posted 3/4/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Try to calm down and take solace in the fact that you've gotten some tests done.... *Hugs* I hope all will be well....
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I also concur that the doc would have called you in an emergency situation. My doctor has done this repeatedly even to read my cholesterol screening. . . Personally I think that they just like you to come in to make the extra money :)

Good luck and keep yourself in the moment until then my friend!
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   Posted 3/5/2009 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I concur with above posts. It could be something really simple like a benign heart murmer. Hey, thats just saying you have a diff heart beat than others. I go thump-thump-thump thuthuthump (a triple) thump-thump-thump. So I just get it checked every once in awhile tomake sure everything is ok. A normal heart beat just goes thump thump thump thump thump. No triple or double,e tc. You will be fine, I promise. Its just something that they need to watch. Like high blood pressure.
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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks I am sure its nothing critical but it just would be nice if they could give some reassurance that there isn't anything crazy going on. I do think that most things could be dealt with over the phone and they do drag you in to get the $. I pay for insurance so that part doesn't bother me so much but really, it takes time out of my work day and the additional stress is unnecessary IMO. I am feeling pretty loopy and my heart has been racing since I woke up... I'm trying to just breathe and think good things... perhaps they found something to explain all these pains I've been having. Thanks for the support everyone! I'll update when I get some more information.

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   Posted 3/5/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I would be a wreck! I would have probably called the nurse back :) But, I agree with everyone - good for you for having the tests run and it's probably something very minor, if anything at all. I have been plagued by heart palp.s lately, so I can relate to some of your fears. Keep us posted!
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   Posted 3/5/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hugs to you sweetie, you only have a short time to go now and you will be at the Doctors and find out that one of your labs may be off and it is something that is easily fixed.
I know how you are feeling.........the anticipatory anxiety, the what ifs?  I would like you to take all the stinkin thinkin going on in your head right now and just drop kick those thoughts to the use trying to out guess what the Doctor wants to see you  about.
Big deep breaths and stay in the moment. I believe yo have every right to feel anxious but please don't let it rule today. You are the boss and you are surrounded by your family here in A & P.  We will be angels standing next to you even thow you can't see us, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Go slay those dragons.
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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I am back from the doctor without a ton of encouragement. Although most of my tests came back normal (no lymes, lupus or RA) she is concerned that I have high iron levels so I'll need to go back for more tests... they can't get me in for 2 weeks so more waiting. Ugh. Also my kidney function isn't quite up to par and my vitamin D level is low, at least I can take a supplement to help with that. She did give me a muscle relaxer for the pain/muscle cramps and she started me up on the Toprol to help with the palps. Hopefully if I can get those under control I can start to overcome some of the anxiety again. It just seems like such a long process just to figure out what the heck is going on.

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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It does get so frustrating at times but
I am sure this will all work out and you will
feel better once all tests and all
are covered and you find out everything

Stay positive I am sure it is something you will not have difficulty handling
You are a fighter........

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   Posted 3/5/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update.... I know it is disconcerting to have to wait two weeks only to get more tests done and then wait some more for the results of those tests.... Try to be patient and not let yourself worry sick over it.... Again, I urge you to take solace in the fact that you are getting tests done, and hopefully they'll have figured everything out within this month...

I know it's tempting (and I won't blame you if ya did because I have the same habit, and it's hard not knowing what is going on within our own bodies) but... Try not to look up things and try to guess what you have. It'll just worry you more.
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Celey... I already sort of did look it up... I know how bad it is because it just makes it worse. She mentioned something about hemochromatosis... but my liver function looked ok so i'm not going to get too worked up over it... or at least I'm going to REALLY try hard not to. Its mostly frustrating because I was hoping I'd know something today and be able to take steps towards feeling better... I've had so many blood tests, xrays, ultrasounds... but I know its a progressive thing sleuthing out whatever is going on so I'm trying to be patient. I am going to start taking the toprol and the relaxer today so I'm working on getting myself in the mindset that this is a good step to take and that it will help to ease some of my symptoms. And I'm going to attempt to be good about taking the medication. She seemed really agreeable to whatever I wanted to try so that was a big help.
Thank you all so much for your support and kind words. Its so helpful to have a group of wonderfully thoughtful folks to share with! Thanks!
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