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  • 3 days ago

    No more HCTZ...safe?

    I have been on 25 mg HCTZ and 50 mg atenolol for at least 15 years. Had a blood test 2 weeks ago at annual physical; am impossible to get blood from and they're always telling me to drink water before. So I did. NOW my blood sodium is 125 and chloride is 88 and I'm told that's way too low; told to stop the HCTZ immediately and re-draw in 2 weeks. Since stopping, have had increased swelling in hands and feet; headaches nearly every day and my heart rate takes three times as long to "recover"....
  • 3 days ago

    Sharp pain on my right side of my chest

    Hi i am having a sharp pain on my right side of my chest..what could be the couse
  • 4 days ago

    ECG Yesterday

    Had pre op Ecg this was the interpretation have not seen Dr yet should I be concerned "SINUS RHYTHM WITH 1ST DEGREE AV BLOCK LEFT AXIS INTRAVENTRICULAR CONDUCTION DELAY DELAYED R WAVE PROGRESSION LIMB LEAD VOLTAGE CRITERIA FOR LVH WITH ST-T REPOLARIZATION ABNORMALITIES +/- ISCHEMIA"
  • 11 days ago

    RLE surgery

    I am getting RLE surgery. I have particularly bad vision. With a power of -13 and -14 in contact and an DIA of 3.5 and 4.0. What can I expect from a toric lens implant? If I have a st as ndard lens implant will I need PRK? Will I be unable to see/drive until I am ble to get that or contacts/glasses?
  • 1 month ago

    Sharp chest pains

    For the past 10 plus years I go through spells of sharp stabbing chest pains that last a second or two. They occur roughly every five minutes and can last for days or months. I know it’s not heart related because I have had many tests that have came back fine. These usually occur during the day and when I’m sleeping go away until morning. My guess is stress and/or anxiety is causing this but no matter what I do I can not rid myself of them. By the end of the day I am completely spent from having....
  • 1 month ago

    Mini stroke

    Recently i have being having tingling in my face and arm, went to the doctor, i did a CT it was clear, so she refer me to a specialist and he said i have a mini strock, now am have anxiety attract, ia this mean that i can get a big strock? do you knoe of
  • 1 month 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....
  • Im not sure if my anxiety is causing me to not digest food properly

    Ever sence monday i have not ben able to eat anything without really chewing it into mush, Im able to drink water just fine and other liquids. I have only puked 1 time when i tried eating Mac n cheese. For the past 5 days ive ben living off 5 bread sticks and some powerade's. Im going to talk to a doctor today hopefully i get things figured out..
  • 1 month ago

    Low heart rate, Medtronic reveal linq - no patient monitor

    Hi everyone, I had shortness of breath for 15 years, dizziness, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, low heart rate and skipping heartbeats. No doctor ever took me seriously because I'm still young (33 years old), blamed it on anxiety and then said I had asthma. A few weeks ago I blacked out while driving, that was my third blackout within 2 months. They did a 3 day holter monitor and saw that my heart rate dropped to 46 beats a minute, I have a first degree AV block, low frequency ventricular....
  • 1 month ago

    BNP

    I recently was seen in the ER for shortness of breath. The doctor ordered a NT-proBNP blood test. During my visit he said my blood work looked fine. But later I reviewed my lab results print-out and it showed the BNP test was flagged as 'abnormal' with a result of less than 15 pg/ml. The reference range is 0-125 pg/ml. Is less than 15 an abnormal result? Could it indicate some type of heart failure?