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  • 1 month ago

    Hi BP

    Hi, I’m a 61 year old male, 5’8” about 156 lbs and in pretty decent shape for my age. I’ve been using a treadmill and spin bike for several years. About a year ago I started lifting weights 3 times per week. I was diagnosed with High BP a few years ago. Since then I’ve been on 10 mg of lisinopril and my BP has been under control. I also for a few years have been on 5 mg daily cialis for, well you know. Recently my BP is starting to rise again to readings like 155/95 160/97. I go to the doc every....
  • 1 month ago

    Heart problem or anxiety?

    Hello everyone, 34 years old male Work in IT Musician/teach music Play video games (long gaming sessions). I will just list the things that I am experiencing. Heart palpitation Some feel like a big thump on my chest, I describe it as a blip in my whole system. I feel like if for a second I am about to pass out. Heart beats fast and then goes down. These are not too often but definitely more often than years ago. Heart "twitches" Just a like a muscle twitch.. at times my heart twitches.....
  • 1 month ago

    Irregular Heartbeat and Burping

    I started feeling irregular heartbeat where it feels like my heart skips a beat. I feel it from my my stomach in the diaphragm area and to my throat. This started recently and it seems to be occurring more often between 9am to 1pm or after eating. When it happens, i have gas builds up and have to burp. It is lasting for long minutes or even hours. I had an episode where I went to ER and got EKG, blood work, and blood pressure. All results came out normal. It is now becoming an issue in my daily life....
  • 1 month ago

    I'm still alive after 2 heart attacks!

    Let me give you a brief rundown on what happened. Im 36.. Went to help my friend at his work. After a few hours we took a short break. I stood up said " Oh Sh#* ! " fell backwards and smashed my head HARD on the concrete ground. My friend called 911 and attempted to give me CPR.. When the paramedics came.. My friend said they were hitting my chest like they were silver back gorillas! Apparently I had another heart attack before arriving at the hospital. ( so that's 2 heart attcks )....
  • 2 months ago

    Hair loss with statin use

    I was on simvastatin for 20 yrs & had to discontinue because of severe joint pain. Was then put on rosouvastatin & had profuse hair loss.
  • 2 months ago

    ICD

    Any folks who have or had heart issues mind giving me tips about getting an ICD? I have congestive heart failure and my EF is 32 right now. My doc has now broached the subject and while I've done some research and know the basics, I'd like to know the good, the bad, and the ugly of people's personal experience. TIA.
  • 2 months ago

    Constant chest pain

    I woke up on monday 25th of november at noon experiencing an achy feeling in my chest, my left side to be exact. I didn’t do anything to cause it, that I know of. I didn’t think much of it and went out. I forgot about the pain, atleast didn’t think so much about it for the 20 minutes I was outside. Fast forward the next day I woke up in pain again, didn’t think much of it and went a head to do my usual routine, I eat some food, brush my teeth then go sit by the computer. During the time I was at....
  • 2 months ago

    Heartbeat rate and stress

    For the past two to three months have been scared about myself stressed up and heart beat spikes everytime and i feel weird mostly so i don't know if it's depression or stress Again i have this problem with erection.... i can't erect more than 5mins the way i did before whats wrong with me
  • 3 months ago

    irregular heart rate

    18 year old granddaughter has an irregular heart rate. It can fluctuate from 44bpm to 184bpm. She experiences pain and a tightness in her chest at the lower levels especially. She was in USN Boot Camp when she was sent home to be checked out. It's taking as long time to get an appointment with a doctor. I am wondering just how serious this is. Thank you in advance for your comments.
  • 3 months ago

    Heart Rate drops suddenly at night

    I am 54, Male, a bit overweight, desk job, well-managed hypertension. I use sleepmatic and an apple watch to monitor my sleep. I don't have any specific symptoms, but I noticed that occasionally, my sleeping heart rate will drop from where it normally is, between 75-60, down to 40-42. It's only happened a few times in the last 3-4 weeks. It only lasts for a few minutes. I don't notice it... it doesn't wake me up or anything. It -could- actually be a problem in the watch, but I can't....