Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Health

Notices

When you just don't feel right...go to the Dr.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-07-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
Senior Member
FoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FoxySandChick's Avatar
Name: Kristin
Joined: Sep 2008, #9505
Location: Henderson, NV
Gender: Chick
Posts: 2,968
FoxySandChick's Tacoma Gallery
When you just don't feel right...go to the Dr.

Well I made an comment in the Useless Posts thread that I didn't expect a reaction to, but with all the kind, caring and supportive people on this board I now feel like I should share and not leave you all worried . I guess I could use the support right now too.

I haven't been feeling 'right' for a few months, so I went to the doc.
Seems I'm having some heart problems, my blood pressure is sky high and my heart rate is irregular. I have to start taking some meds and get some lab tests done, then see a cardiologist for an echocardiogram and wear a heart monitor for 24hrs. I had an EKG in the office and it was 'basically normal with some spikes and a high heart rate'.

So it's all just wait and see for now.
It's all kind of strange and scary to me since I have basically no risk factors for cardiovascular problems. I'm 27 years old, I have never smoked, I rarely drink and never heavily, I have a pretty healthy diet and I've always been active, also I don't live a stressful life.

Do we have any doctors on the board?

I'd appreciate any info or similiar stories that anyone would care to share. Thanks in advance.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:22 AM   #3
Life is good!!
johneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shedjohneman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
johneman's Avatar
Navy: Aviation Ordinance E-5
Name: Ken
Joined: Dec 2008, #11451
Location: Warwick, PA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,404
johneman's Tacoma Gallery
Keep your spirits up! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:28 AM   #4
Senior Member
David Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shedDavid Tarantino is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
David Tarantino's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2008, #7428
Location: N.J.
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,152
David Tarantino's Tacoma Gallery
Take it ez foxy follow what the docs say we are all with you
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
missileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shedmissileman125fw is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Dec 2007, #3912
Age: 51
Posts: 2,743
missileman125fw's Tacoma Gallery
I believe in the Power of Positive Thinking

Yep, keep your spirits up. Hopefully this is nothing. Plus, you have the miracles of modern Medicine. My blood pressure was 140/100. It is now a very average 120/80 thanks to Lisinopril.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:03 AM   #6
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,769
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Unfortunately - sometimes it doesn't matter how healthy you live, it's all in the genes. I've seen people here at work have heart attacks at 32. It's scary!

Atleast now - you're under doctors care and on the road to getting better. Sometimes it pays to go to the doctor for regular routine check-ups even if you feel good. It's better to find these health concerns now than later.

Keep the chin up!! Listen to the doctor .....and don't get discouraged.

There's lots of health related forums out there to talk with other people who have the same health concerns.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
FoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FoxySandChick's Avatar
Name: Kristin
Joined: Sep 2008, #9505
Location: Henderson, NV
Gender: Chick
Posts: 2,968
FoxySandChick's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by missileman125fw View Post
Yep, keep your spirits up. Hopefully this is nothing. Plus, you have the miracles of modern Medicine. My blood pressure was 140/100. It is now a very average 120/80 thanks to Lisinopril.
I try not to worry about it , just feel crappy some days.
I'll be starting on Toprol XL this week, hope it makes me feel better. I was at 118/64 in August, started not feeling so well around November and my BP was 140/100 on Monday when I saw the doc. They took my BP 5 times in the office and it was different each time. The right arm was significantly higher than the left and the nurse said she had never seen a difference like that, kind of freaked me out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Tarantino View Post
Take it ez foxy follow what the docs say we are all with you
Yup . Doc says to stay out of the gym and avoid similiar activities for now since my heart rate spikes so quickly and takes a long time to come down. I actually discovered it at the gym on the cardio machines with heart rate monitors.

Told my BF he better refresh his CPR skills .
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:24 AM   #8
Senior Member
FoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FoxySandChick's Avatar
Name: Kristin
Joined: Sep 2008, #9505
Location: Henderson, NV
Gender: Chick
Posts: 2,968
FoxySandChick's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
Unfortunately - sometimes it doesn't matter how healthy you live, it's all in the genes. I've seen people here at work have heart attacks at 32. It's scary!

Atleast now - you're under doctors care and on the road to getting better. Sometimes it pays to go to the doctor for regular routine check-ups even if you feel good. It's better to find these health concerns now than later.

Keep the chin up!! Listen to the doctor .....and don't get discouraged.

There's lots of health related forums out there to talk with other people who have the same health concerns.
Yeah that is the most frustrating part, I've always tried to live healthy. My dad's side of the family has a history of hypertension, but they are older, overweight and smokers, so I always thought it wouldn't be me.

I sort of had to force the doc to order the tests for me , he wasn't concerned due to my lack of risk factors. He wanted to try meds and come back in a few months, I told him I really concerned and he agreed to do everything now. I want to know the why, just not treat what the problem is without knowing whats causing it and drag it out for months.

I've been searching around on some other heart related forums already, I want as much info as I can, so I can get better as fast as possible .
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:31 AM   #9
I see you now..................
longbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shedlongbow is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
longbow's Avatar
Name: Bill
Joined: Jun 2008, #7586
Location: Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,098
longbow's Tacoma Gallery
Keep looking up, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

I feel like grap most days myself living with R.A. it's hard to get started in the morning. And when the pressure drops I know 3 days in advance.

I agree it may be in the genes, I know I share a trate that my mother has, we can lower or raise our heart beat just by sitting there, we can also adjust our blood pressure. Freaks nurses out, but the evenings at the heart ER change my fooling around.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:42 AM   #10
Stealer of Souls
Charli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Charli's Avatar
Name: Chuck?
Joined: Nov 2007, #3541
Location: Ohio
Age: 44
Gender: Girl
Posts: 3,287
Charli's Tacoma Gallery
I know its probably one of the first things the doctor asked, and I don't think that it would effect heart rate, but are you on birth control? The pre-eclampsia with my second child probably predisposed me, but birth control caused my blood pressure to hit 165/98. (was terrified I will tell you that right now!) It took almost a year to totally drop back down to normalish. I haven't checked it in a while but I think its still okay.

I'm really proud of you that you took your health into your own hands and didn't let the doctor put off the tests! You are in my prayers! Can't wait to hear what the tests say!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:54 AM   #11
Senior Member
FoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FoxySandChick's Avatar
Name: Kristin
Joined: Sep 2008, #9505
Location: Henderson, NV
Gender: Chick
Posts: 2,968
FoxySandChick's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charli View Post
I know its probably one of the first things the doctor asked, and I don't think that it would effect heart rate, but are you on birth control? The pre-eclampsia with my second child probably predisposed me, but birth control caused my blood pressure to hit 165/98. (was terrified I will tell you that right now!) It took almost a year to totally drop back down to normalish. I haven't checked it in a while but I think its still okay.

I'm really proud of you that you took your health into your own hands and didn't let the doctor put off the tests! You are in my prayers! Can't wait to hear what the tests say!
He knows what meds I've been on including birth control (depo) which I've been on for about 7-8 years without a problem. I have an appt with my OBGYN in a couple weeks and I'll see what she thinks.

It aggravated and upset me when he 1st said to follow up in a few months. It takes 6-8 weeks just to get an appt anyway, so I wanted it all done now. The tests will all take a few weeks to come back, but I'll be sure to update as I go along.

And thanks again for everyones thoughts and comments.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:54 AM   #12
Professional High Fiver
Oh_Six_Taco_4x4 is just really niceOh_Six_Taco_4x4 is just really niceOh_Six_Taco_4x4 is just really niceOh_Six_Taco_4x4 is just really nice
 
Oh_Six_Taco_4x4's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2008, #8192
Location: Orange Park, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 347
Oh_Six_Taco_4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Foxy, good luck. I'm sure everything is going to be fine. I think your life style will actually compliment the meds well. Medicines these days are very advanced so you shouldn't worry too much. I'm not a Dr but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 04:57 AM   #13
Mayor of TW
Delmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Delmarva's Avatar
Army: Vet
Name: Mike
Joined: Oct 2008, #10148
Location: Tucson, AZ
Age: 34
Gender: Guy
Posts: 35,906
Delmarva's Tacoma Gallery
Foxy - Keep your chin up... you're in my prayers
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:06 AM   #14
Stealer of Souls
Charli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Charli's Avatar
Name: Chuck?
Joined: Nov 2007, #3541
Location: Ohio
Age: 44
Gender: Girl
Posts: 3,287
Charli's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxySandChick View Post
He knows what meds I've been on including birth control (depo) which I've been on for about 7-8 years without a problem. I have an appt with my OBGYN in a couple weeks and I'll see what she thinks.

It aggravated and upset me when he 1st said to follow up in a few months. It takes 6-8 weeks just to get an appt anyway, so I wanted it all done now. The tests will all take a few weeks to come back, but I'll be sure to update as I go along.

And thanks again for everyones thoughts and comments.
I was on birth control for over 20 years with no problem, but it went up over the course of two or three days (near as I can tell) about 4 months after my last obgyn visit during which my blood pressure was perfectly normal! But then, I'm alot older than you are too. In some ways I hope that its a simple fix like that, but at the same time, no BC is a HUGE pain in the ass in many ways! LOL!

Often doctors assume that youth=health, especially since you live well, so they put off tests to wait it out, but nature doesn't always agree! Here's hoping for good, easy answers for you!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:08 AM   #15
Wag More Bark Less
Simon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Simon's Mom's Avatar
Army: Retired 1983-2007 Signal O4
Name: Judy or Jude :)
Joined: Apr 2007, #1297
Location: SBurl Vermont
Gender: Chick
Posts: 8,035
Simon's Mom's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxySandChick View Post
Told my BF he better refresh his CPR skills .
Tell em you/he need LOTS of practice

Glad you are getting it check it out, prayers your way. Still many Sand Dunes to conquer
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:18 AM   #16
Senior Member
Hot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Hot Tamale's Avatar
Name: Pat
Joined: Jun 2008, #7496
Location: Henderson, NV
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,314
Hot Tamale's Tacoma Gallery
Sorry to hear you're having such problems. At least you listened to your body and when you noticed something wrong got it checked out. Lots of people just pass it off and don't bother going to their doctor. I hope the medication makes you feel better and that good health is on the way.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:22 AM   #17
Senior Member
FoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shedFoxySandChick is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FoxySandChick's Avatar
Name: Kristin
Joined: Sep 2008, #9505
Location: Henderson, NV
Gender: Chick
Posts: 2,968
FoxySandChick's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charli View Post
I was on birth control for over 20 years with no problem, but it went up over the course of two or three days (near as I can tell) about 4 months after my last obgyn visit during which my blood pressure was perfectly normal! But then, I'm alot older than you are too. In some ways I hope that its a simple fix like that, but at the same time, no BC is a HUGE pain in the ass in many ways! LOL!

Often doctors assume that youth=health, especially since you live well, so they put off tests to wait it out, but nature doesn't always agree! Here's hoping for good, easy answers for you!
Thanks for the suggestion .
I just checked and the progestin only BC doesn't have the same cardiovascular risks as the estrogen types, so I should be okay with that, of course I'll still mention it to my OB in a couple weeks, I'm also requesting a bone scan since I've been on it for many years. Going to get everything I can think of checked now 'just in case' .

Doc said "you are only 27" and I said "yeah that's why I'm concerned!" Not like it takes any effort for him to order the tests, I'm the one that has to go back and forth for each one.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:30 AM   #18
Stealer of Souls
Charli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shedCharli is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Charli's Avatar
Name: Chuck?
Joined: Nov 2007, #3541
Location: Ohio
Age: 44
Gender: Girl
Posts: 3,287
Charli's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxySandChick View Post
Thanks for the suggestion .
I just checked and the progestin only BC doesn't have the same cardiovascular risks as the estrogen types, so I should be okay with that, of course I'll still mention it to my OB in a couple weeks, I'm also requesting a bone scan since I've been on it for many years. Going to get everything I can think of checked now 'just in case' .

Doc said "you are only 27" and I said "yeah that's why I'm concerned!" Not like it takes any effort for him to order the tests, I'm the one that has to go back and forth for each one.
You make a good point--we should be more concerned when young people have problems that they shouldn't rather than less!

Okay, so it's probably not the birth control then, which is good in some ways (did I mention HUGE pain in the ass?! lol! ), but I still hope its an "easy" fix rather than a complicted illness that requires more tests and wait time!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:39 AM   #19
ban the term murdered out
OU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shedOU812 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
OU812's Avatar
Navy: Gas Turbine Elec
Name: danusa
Joined: Aug 2008, #8264
Location: Kilroy was here
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,703
OU812's Tacoma Gallery
Thats great that you are having all the tests done now. Your young and have the ability to bounce back quickly. Whatever the problem may be. Don't let it get you down, keep strong. Main thing is to have a positive attitude. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxySandChick View Post
Doc said "you are only 27" and I said "yeah that's why I'm concerned!" Not like it takes any effort for him to order the tests, I'm the one that has to go back and forth for each one.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 05:46 AM   #20
Old Goat
Don G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shedDon G is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Marines: 1st MAW  MAG12  VMA-251,  (1953)
Joined: Oct 2007, #3110
Location: Southern Tier New York
Age: 78
Posts: 1,200
Don G's Tacoma Gallery
Keep the Faith Foxy! ! !! It isn't the ones that go to the Dr. that have problems, It is the ones that NEVER go that have the problems! !!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dr J Aint got nothing on Me MedlinAround Off-Topic Discussion 0 03-07-2011 09:52 PM
Don't like white 4X4 on mudflaps, but don't want to cut them ? lasllc Detailing 9 02-20-2011 09:14 AM
The "I don't feel like working today" thread. Biscuits Off-Topic Discussion 112 09-04-2010 06:19 AM
I don't feel too good. Stirlinglyon New Members 5 02-20-2010 02:16 PM
Went to the Dr........ chris4x4 Off-Topic Discussion 17 02-04-2009 11:39 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.