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Old 09-21-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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I'm not sure what to think

The doctor couldn't tell me what is going on. She heard the palpitations while listening to my chest.
They made an appointment with Cardiologist.
I couldn't even think to ask questions. My blood was drawn, so, I guess I will wait until that comes back and if nothing shows there, I just make appointment with another doctor and see what they say. I'm kinda in a mood of non belief and maybe she is sending me to them because she doesn't know what to do with it and is just humoring me??

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Old 09-21-2005, 01:31 PM   #2
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Texas... if you're still worried don't wait for the results. Just call the
cardio guy. Being worried and stressed out can't be good for you.
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Texas, she's doing the right thing! Whenever ANY doctor says you have ANYTHING that is not a normal condition, you should ALWAYS get at least one or two more doctors' opinions! Many people have been misdiagnosed and have suffered from it. Do the right thing by asking as many questions to all the doctors. Also, write questions down on a pad of paper that you keep in your purse. That way, when you get to your appointments, you are better prepared. Prayers your way!
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:46 PM   #4
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Texas, keep the faith baby. Slow down & take a deep breath. SOP, doctors run tests first. Hold on & wait for the results, then go from there. Think you're jumping the gun. Wait. You made the right decision in seeking a physician. Let them do what they need to do to make a diagnosis. All good thoughts go your way.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:09 PM   #5
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Nope, I'm not jumping the gun, I just hope the doctor isn't jumping the gun in sending me to a Cardiologist before the blood work comes back.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:19 PM   #6
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Hey Tex.....my prayers are with you girl. I know what its like to know something is going on with your body but the doctors aren't sure. How soon were they able to get you in to see the Cardiologist? I know sometimes those appointments are really booked and it can take quite awhile to get in. If thats the case, call the cardiologists office and see if they have a list you can be put on in......to be called in case someone cancels. Jkath is right......keep a little notebook in your purse and jot down any questions that come to mind. You may want to take notes when the cardiologist is answering these questions also.......it may be a good idea to have a family member or friend go with you too....sometimes they ask questions you may not think of. Also, while your at it keep track of each episode you experience and what you were doing when the symptoms occur. In the meantime, try your best to relax. (HUGS!!)
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:29 PM   #7
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I'd say you have yourself a pretty good doctor because he/she isn't taking a chance with your health......he/she did the right thing by sending you for blood work and getting you an appointment to see a specialist. Now when you go see the Cardiologist he/she will already have this part of your testing out of the way. I can't tell you how many friends of mine will come to me and say......I'm having this problem and went to the doctor and all he did was order labs and the labs came back and they say their ok but I'm still having the problem. I automatically tell them to demand to see a specialist.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:42 PM   #8
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About eight years ago, my son was 2 months old. I took him for a car ride in the winter, he was in his snow suit and we were in the car for maybe 20 minutes. At our destination when we got there he was dripping in sweat...normal? Hardly. I took him to the doctor and his nornmal one wasnt in but I was not leaving till I got answers! Sooner or later I was sent to the hospital with him and was told he had a murmur!! NO ONE told me that that was just a sound the heart made....regardless, the next day we were sent to Stollery's(hospital for sick kids). Turns out he had THREE hole sin his heart! His regular doctor with all my concerns over the first 2 1/2 months said he was fine!

Not to long ago I was having flutters or so in my heart....went to the docvtor, nothing abnormal, do you think your heart will do whats it does normally on demand? Never, same as boiling water. Anyways, the point is, I still have them and even with an ECG? i think it was (echocardiogram) they couldnt find anything......get LOTS and LOTS of opinions. I still havent gone back and am sure ill pay for it, but Ive adjusted to having them, im not too worried with them as I was before. I still worry but I tuck it away. If its VERY bothersome dont wait....go till you get the right answer and be strong! Look it up on the net, find out info on your symptoms take notes, WRITE your concerns and questions down! You may feel foolish for doing it, but you'll remember when you get to the doctors to ask the questions for you will have them with you!

I hope things work for you, I really really do, and most times our worries are more so than they should be. Good luck to you and make sure you let us know how things go!!!
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Old 09-21-2005, 03:20 PM   #9
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Thanks you guys!!
I like having someone that isn't family and pitying me to give me real advise.
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:00 PM   #10
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Hey, TexasGirl - just adding my "hang-in-there" and you're getting tons of great advice here. (Maybe this should be the DC - Discuss Cardiology - thread!) Some of us here have obviously been through some interesting cardiac moments and we know how scary it is for you - especially when things start flopping around in your chest. Be glad you have a doctor who is sending you on to a specialist - that's the one who can get things moving.
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