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  • The connection between depression and statins

    Has anyone else experienced negative effects on existing depression as a result of taking Crestor?
  • 2 days ago

    Change in heart rate

    I have a resting heart rate of 59. The last two days, while my resting heart rate has remained the same, my heart rate is getting up to 90-110 with minimal effort. Something as small as walking to the bedroom and back will elevate my heart rate. Just curious whether it is something to be concerned about or if I should be doing anything about it?
  • 3 days ago

    Struggling today and it's happened before

    I have bad dull pounding pain in my Jaw, Neck and back. I can barely keep my o2 in the 80's. My blood sugar is 105, BP is 135/81 slightly high. I am diabetic with Hypertension along with COPD. My o2 usually runs in the high 80's but when pain started and I felt light headed my o2 was 75. I put on my oxygen and left it at the prescribed 2LPM and it improved but only to low 80"s so I increased it to 3LPM and now in upper 80,s but neck and jaw still hurt any ideas?? Am I going to cash in....
  • 3 days ago

    Radial pulse

    Hello , I am trying to figure out why my radial pulse is always in the 40's but my ekg's always show 70-80's or within normal range. My cardiologist just says don't worry about pulse readings that it basically just isn't registering the bigeminy or trigeminy beat. Does this sound right? It always freaks me out when I take my pulse on either wrist or neck and I get a 40's reading. I have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy due to alchohol. I have thousands of pvc's a day....
  • 5 days ago

    High Cholesterol...

    Okay I'm honestly confused... I'm an 18 year old female with no problems with my blood pressure what so ever. I'm rather healthy. Slightly over weight. I mean VERY slightly (It shouldn't affect my health at all). Maybe I should exercise more but I honestly am in a good enough shape (70kg). There shouldn't be any problems. I do have a generalized anxiety disorder (with medication and all). I went to see a doctor because my anxiety got kind of out of hand and they wanted to do a....
  • 9 days ago

    Cholesterol too low?

    I'm having a hard time finding much info on this, because it's not a problem most people have. I'm a 40-year-old woman. I've been a vegetarian (on average - ranging from vegan to pescetarian, like now - i.e. I eat fish). I used to be overweight, but the highest my total cholesterol ever tested was 134. For the past year and a half I've been on a huge fitness/lifestyle change. I've lost 70 lbs and am no longer overweight. I run 5 miles 3x/wk and exercise a lot besides that....
  • 9 days ago

    Chest pains

    I am 49 year old male. I get on and off mild chest pains while at rest. There are ECG changes. Echo and exercise ECG normal. Blood tests normal. What is the probable diagnosis please?
  • 10 days ago

    M'y blood pressure results

    M'y blood pressure results are not regular . The range from 114/77 to 131/88. Is this ok for a 56 years old?
  • 16 days ago

    Heart palpitations and air burping

    I am according to my Dr. a very healthy, 6 2 150 lb, 47 year old male. Although he says my arms and legs (36 in inseam) are a little long and my heart has to work hard to get the blood out to them, little else is wrong with me, but maybe some mild asthma and allergies. So he says I may have some kind of heart thing where it skips a beat or whatever, can't recall the name (right?) but he said probably nothing to worry about but I can do an echo if I want. He said it would probably just make me....
  • 19 days ago

    Black Outs and Low BP

    Hello, I care for my 87 yr old mom. She has Orthostatic hypotension, which cause very low BP, Dizziness that she fells coming on and can wait it out, however, 3 times now she has totally Blacked-out with severe falls. Broke eye socket, chin, shoulders, gaping gashes on her face, bleeds on brain,ect... She has chronic pain from major spine surgery, has been taking very strong pain meds for over 5 years now. She had a pacemaker put in 1 year ago, she obviously cant take anything that lowers her BP....