Skipped Heart Beats

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  1. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    Had a CT scan earlier today and they had to give me three extra doses of metoprolol (this on top of the dose that I took with breakfast!) The nurse explained that my heart rate went from 52 beats/minute up to 80 while I was on the "table" (which was the reason for the third dose via the IV line they used for the contrast.) My heart rate was all over the place while staying below 100b/m! The patterns on the ceiling tiles were actually swimming before my eyes! Before anyone asks, yes, I told them that I was seeing that! The best description that I can give of the sensation is a mild acid trip (no, I've never dropped acid and I don't want to after today!)

    At least nobody had to worry about me driving in my condition.

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  2. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    That doesn't sound good Phyllis. Hope you get better soon
     
  3. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    Just got the results of my test: everything's copacetic and I can go back to my "regular" dose of metoprolol. *does *The :kitty:*

    Now I have to refrain from pounding a few of my neighbors through a few walls... The Trio are looking at me in their mutual :kitty: way and I don't want to disappoint them!

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  4. Namaste Jesus

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    Every test my Doc has ordered either comes back negative or inconclusive. The wife takes metoprolol. Unfortunately, beta blockers tend to make my heart skippies worse, so Doc has me on a low dose calcium channel inhabiter, which I take along with a magnesium supplement to keep my BP in the reasonable range.

    Still have no clue why the intermittent skips though. All the specialists just shrug. GP has written on my chart, no know cause, no known cure. He says that sounded better than WTF! :D
     
  5. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    My heart rate's all over the place, too, so all my medical records have one word in them concerning this (it's the same word as is written concerning many/most of my medical cr@p): idiopathic. :rolleyes:

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  6. Namaste Jesus

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    Yeah, amounts to the same thing. My GP just put it in simple terms while my Cardiologist expressed it even simpler with just a shrug. Now for my brain MRI GP wrote, Chronic Aging. Reminds me of something one of my mom's doc's use to say, "Well, ain't none of us a getting any younger." Of course, he died before her.... o_O
     
  7. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    My heart must be weak, 65 years of smoking, family history and various other "don't do" things. Had problems once or twice. Now am am more or less OK at the age of 78+. Narendra Modi stopped my smoking - cigarette sellers were closed, people above 65 were asked not to go out of houses. It is nine months and two days since the first lock-down in Delhi. But to make long story short, I feel as if part of my left back has gone cold. I can still feel things, but that part gives a different sensation. I think it may be because of some circulation problem during those episodes. But nothing serious, so I make merry.
    Don't like, don't like. I am kidding. See here. :)
     
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  8. RJM Corbet

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    Yay!

    About 8 yrs for me, tobacco free, and I'm getting my sense of smell back now, although my chest is still not too good, having smoked heavily since age 16. I'm 67 now and can't imagine what I'd be like now if I was still smoking.

    Alan Carr rescued me, and millions of others, by explaining to me in his famous book that I did not HAVE to smoke. He is a saint. Best quit book in the whole world. Smokers think they HAVE to smoke.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking/dp/1405923318
     
  9. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    I still think so. Currently one cigarette a week, Saturdays. :)
    Heard that the company has stopped manufactering my brand. May have to change.
     
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  10. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    The only smoking that I do are smoked fish, smoked tofu, smoked seitan, smoked vegetarian sausage, smoked vegetarian bacon, etc. Last I heard, my sister, brother-in-law and several of their grand/children smoke. Oh, and several of my neighbors smoke (four of them need to quit because they or their immediate families are on oxygen [idjits!].)

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  11. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Yeah, it is a bad habit, for health as well as for money. I am happy that my son and elder grandson do not smoke or use drugs. The other one is 8-year old. I hope he too will not have these bad habits.

    Indians, except the high-flying elite, do not appreciate what are termed as 'recreational drugs'. Drugs are no recreation.
     
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  12. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    Oxygen + open flames = possible disaster! That is why I have to cut/remove the wicks to all candles that I have (I have to purchase an electric menorah for the upcoming festival as well as find a place to display it that my flatmates won't break any of the bulbs.)

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  13. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Yeah, we are, generally, a conservative people, in this respect.
     

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