Skipped Heart Beats

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

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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!

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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
 

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Every test my Doc has ordered either comes back negative or inconclusive. [sic]

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

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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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
 

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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.
So now we know, Hinduism is apparently one of the wrong religions.
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Narendra Modi stopped my smoking
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
 

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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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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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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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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.

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

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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Obamacare has worked out well for those who were previously uninsurable due to preexisting conditions and those who could not afford heath coverage and did not qualify for Medi-care. I myself do not qualify for any government subsidies and do not benefit from Obamacare at all. All it has done for me is drive the cost of healthcare up. Thanks to Obamacare, my insurance premiums have more than doubled as has the cost of most medical services. It now costs me more in deductibles and co-pays for a given procedure than it would have cost me 2 years ago to pay for the entire thing out of pocket. Heathcare reform was supposed to bring the cost of healthcare down, not drive it up!
This conversation was years before I had an inkling of my future issues...

Obama care (and docs n family) is the reason I am still posting and fed!
 

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We found that one of the top five hospitals was in NYC, not far from us and went there.
Here in India, I will keep away from the best private hospitals. They are money sinks, much beyond my finances. I will and look for a Government hospital and doctor where my connections will work. Free and honest. I won't have to pay even for some drugs if they are available in stock or the doctor may give me from his/her samples received from pharmaceutical companies.
 
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