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Old 02-19-2008, 09:54 PM   #1861
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Well I want you to know I'm sending out healing positive vibes to you and your and hope that you have a restful, uneventful night so you'll be ready for your tests tomorrow. Be sure and let us know how your tests went, OK?
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:54 PM   #1862
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I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words. I remember the treadmill test, had it done in 03, ugg. I did pass with flying colors, but my doctor kept saying we should do it again since it has been so long since I last did it. We just never got around to doing it, not her fault, mostly it is the depression that keeps me from staying on top of this stuff.
It doesn't feel to bad right now, so I think I am going to wait it out unless it suddenly gets much worse.
Thanks again Fishers Mom, Pacanis, Texasgirl, and Kadesma.
Do you take something for your depression? I was mildly depressed for years and did not know it I also had anxiety attacks. I used to be able to control the panic attacks for years until one summer about 5 years ago. The doc put me on Paxil and now I am the best I've ever been. It turns out I like to do art in jewelry, floor clothes, and wooden crosses of all sorts. I do wood burning, painting and decoupage on the crosses some of my crosses are as tall as six feet and go as small as 8 inches. My jewelry is made from all kinds of mediums from turquoise, glass and many, many other kinds of stones. I love learning about the different kind of stones.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:56 PM   #1863
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Do you take something for your depression? I was mildly depressed for years with anxiety attacks. I used to be able to control the panic attacks for years until one summer about 5 years ago. The doc put me on Paxil and now I am the best I've ever been. It turns out I like to do art in jewelry, floor clothes, and wooden crosses of all sorts. I do wood burning, painting and decoupage on the crosses. My jewelry is made from all kinds of mediums from turquoise, glass and many, many other kinds of stones
Oh, oh, we need pictures JP! I'm especially fascinated with painted floor cloths.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #1864
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Oh, oh, we need pictures JP! I'm especially fascinated with painted floor cloths.
Floor clothes are a blast to make you can make small ones, giant ones place mats etc. I will try to post some but I suck at posting pictures.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #1865
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Yea those would be cool to see.

Not to get too far into it, but I was diagnosed with Major Depression, PTSD, and Panic Disorder in 03. We have tried pretty much every drug available with no success, and my last hospitalization in Jan 07 they tried ECT with no success. That is not to say we have tried every drug out there, just those available under Medicaid.
The Depression and Diabetes feed each other, which is the real source of the problem for me.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:58 AM   #1866
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Buddy, not trying to lessen the seriousness of the problem but sometimes doctors can get blinded by the big problems that they don't see the little ones. Have you looked at your muscular frame? I know I have in the past had "chest" pains that have had absolutely nothing to do with my heart but the muscles over the ribs/neck/shoulder etc. Because you have a heart problem, they may not even consider the simple things. Start a diary where you write down what you have done that day and whether you experience any pains or not. If nothing else, the doctors can use the info perhaps to narrow down the area of concern.

EKGs are only so good and are at their best when you are experiencing the pain. I think the echo you mentioned is the one where a tube is placed down your throat.

I know what you mean about going into the hospital when they do nothing. Used to happen to me so often. And if it wasn't that end, it would be the opposite to you and they would say, we can't let you leave just in case. I have spent more days waiting around the hospital supposedly for observation and yet not visited by anybody (dr, nurse, flower arranger...)! These days, I go into hospital after about four hours of ill health that is not abating or is getting worse and usually involves pain or vomiting. Because I am renal, they treat me differently to a patient just in thru ER and I automatically get a priority rating.

But Buddy you really do need to keep going in every time it happens however frustrating it is and the earlier you do it the better. let them see the early symptoms. Keep a briefcase of things to do while you are waiting ready to go so that ER down time is not wasted. I always grab a thick book as I walk out of the door to amuse myself with for when I am up to it but being a good ex-dialysis patient, I am very experienced at staring into space for hours at a time!!! LOL

As another thought, can you go to a different hospital next time it happens? Get some new perspectives on it that haven't seen your file.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:47 PM   #1867
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Well, it is a waiting game now. I was told that once they 'found' and 'available' cardiologist he would look over the results and then fax them all to my doctor.
Ick, no not that test, no tube down the throat. This was ultrasound, same as they use for pregnant women to see the baby and hear its heartbeat.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:55 PM   #1868
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seems the Ignore User button here doesn`t work Quite well as it should :(

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Dina have you tried Zyrtec? It used to be prescription but it is now over the counter. I had a full body rash last year that was so itchy I cried every night. literally. I tried a million things and zyrtec worked like a miracle drug. Check it out it is for all types of allergies.
I got the plain Claritin and it helped for about 5 hours and I'm sick with the pressure headache and scratchy throat. I will try Zyrtec tomorrow. Thank you.
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Well, it is a waiting game now. I was told that once they 'found' and 'available' cardiologist he would look over the results and then fax them all to my doctor.
Ick, no not that test, no tube down the throat. This was ultrasound, same as they use for pregnant women to see the baby and hear its heartbeat.
Buddy,
I'd go get a second opinion on this. We shouldn't take our health for granted. I hope all goes well for you and they give you a diagnosis soon. Good luck and prayers are on their way to you.
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