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  • Anyone out there with Giant Cell Myocarditis?

    cafilson 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 6, 2014 03:37 PM

    My name is Claire. I'm 22 years old and I was diagnosed with Giant Cell Myocarditis a week before Christmas. This disease is pretty rare, and pretty fatal, so the chances of finding others with this disease is a long shot, but I thought I would try. I just am looking for others with GCM to maybe...

  • Anyone got any ideas?

    dontknowhat 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease March 29, 2012 04:58 PM

    first off i would like to offer all of my condolences to everyone here. I recently have been having some serious health problems and been to the er 4 times with no resolution. The only thing i have received is what I like to call cop-out diagnoses. All of the tests that have been performed on me...

  • Is it my heart or something else

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease March 10, 2012 12:32 PM

    I am a 68 year old male. I have been diagnosed having a mild form of heart weakness and narrowing of the arteries.I have been suffering from the following symptoms especially during the cold weathers:1- I seem to have constant congestion similar to that of flu on the left side of my nose with...

  • Defense after the heart attack

    jacky0403 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 6, 2011 10:31 AM

    As one of the most important organs of the body, the heart is surprisingly also one of the most ignored when it comes to being taken care of. Whilst you might think that you do not indulge in activities to harm your heart, a lot of habits that are part of your daily routine could be inconspicuously...

  • palpitations and shortness of breath everyday

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease March 8, 2011 05:06 AM

    For the last 2-3 years now i have been experiencing heart palpitations and shortness of breath here and there. But in the last year or so it has gotten 10 times worse and in the last few months has been every single day. It's at its worst when i am trying to sleep. So bad that i dread going to...

  • Heart about to give out??

    mangoapple28 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 7, 2011 01:33 AM

    So I have no idea whether this might be a panic attack or something funky going on in my heart...Today, I noticed that all throughout the morning, my heart beat was more rapid than usual and after taking a major test, I felt completely exhausted and worn out than usual. Like, I felt like I was...

  • what is wrong with me? help...

    rmc1017 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease December 12, 2010 06:21 AM

    :)hi i am a 27 y/o female who has had a heart murmur since birth. over the past few years i have noticed several things. my heart tends to feel like it is dropping inside my chest or skipping a beat. which is normal for me, but i have noticed it is starting to do it more frequently than usual. from...

  • I'm a writer, and I need help with research for a character!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease October 2, 2010 05:30 AM

    I'm currently doing research on a character, and this character happens to have a heart condition. She was born with it, and had corrective surgery as an infant and was told that everything was alright. That is until she was about twelve, and she was under extreme stress and she had a heart attack....

  • chest pains

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 23, 2010 09:38 AM

    to start off, i'm sure everyone is going to think immediately it's a heart attack, but i am about 99% sure i'm not having a heart attack. the only reason i am posting in this section is the symptoms match "chest pains"i'm 24 years old, male, 6'2" 210lbs (approx) i am fairly active, i don't...

  • Heart/chest pain

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 21, 2010 07:26 PM

    I am 18 year old male andI been having heart/chest pain for about a week now and it's getting worseI went to see a doctor couple days ago and he said it's nothing major and it was just my rib contraction or something and said it would get better within a week or two.The thing is it's getting worse...

  • Mild edema and restless leg. Vascular disorder?

    bmoussavi 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 6, 2010 02:22 PM

    Hey folks,I'll start off by giving my information. I'm a 31 year old male, 5'11" and around 240 lbs. Yes, I'm definitely overweight, which I suspect may be causing some of these problems. However, I was not always this heavy. I used to maintain around 205-210 5 years ago and would work out almost...

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  • serious heart problems?

    DespisedIcon 3 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease July 21, 2010 08:08 PM

    a month or so back i was bit by a tick on an army excercise 3 weeks later i went to the hospital (i didn't know i was bit until i found the bullseye mark) i had all symptoms of lyme disease. i spent a day or 2 at the hospital, after being treated and having my blood tested i was good to leave....

  • Panic attack or Heart attack? In my case it could easily be either

    gfolkins 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease May 20, 2010 05:33 AM

    I have been diagnosed with having panic attacks before by doctors at the emergency room at the hospital on more than one occasion. Also, I am a 33 year old male who is overweight with a BMI of 47.15, so I do fear for my heart. (I have been working for the last 2 months on lowering that). The...

  • Costochondritis

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease February 8, 2010 08:03 PM

    I am diagnosed with Costochondritis and I get very bad chest pains, with pains in my upper ribs and up to my jaw. Everything came out normal EKG, bloodwork, chest x-ray, etc. I am on pain medications that are not working. I will be getting a cortisone injection in my chest eventually. I have...

  • Heart Attack at 34! Dealing with the fallout?

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 27, 2010 12:58 AM

    Hello all,I had a heart attack three years ago, when I was 34. I have none of the usual red flags, and I'm adopted so I don't have any genetic history. I don't smoke, never have, although both parents did while I was growing up. I used to eat terribly (through my 20's and 30's), but I've cleaned...

  • Chest pain on and off 6 weeks scared its a heart attack

    hugbear 3 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 26, 2009 07:34 AM

    I am totally panacking. About 6 weeks ago I had to walk up some stairs and got totally breathless and then panicked and thought I was having a heart attack.So six weeks later I am still having chest pains. The problem is it is only when I think of it that I am getting it. I am booked in for a...

  • Are there such things as "mini" strokes or heart attacks? if so do I have symptoms?

    SheenaY 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 11, 2009 11:10 PM

    Hi. I am brand new to this type of thing so if I mess up please forgive me and feel free to let me know I committed a faux-pas.:o I am getting concerned enough to see if it helps or if I maybe I will at least be able to help someone else.I currently suffer from Fibromyalgia, arthritis,...

  • Have you, or has someone you know, had a heart attack within the past 2 months?

    allenxvr 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease February 27, 2009 07:14 PM

    Have you, or has someone you know, had a heart attack within the past 2 months? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study of an investigational medication. To qualify for participation in this research study, you must:Be at least 45 years oldHave had a heart attack...

  • Chest pain frequently, breath difficult, im 17 only

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 23, 2009 01:21 PM

    im 17 this year after july.....im worried and nervous that i have heart attack or somethinglast year(2008) april, i suddenly heart pain like ***l, like something is injecting or pulling my heart, for almost 3 - 4 hours, my dad send me to emergency department ofhospital, and yet i have to wait for 1...

  • Have u ever been woken up with palpitations ?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease November 27, 2008 01:23 PM

    Has happened to me twice in the past 12 mnths.. i am 27 yr old female (had baby 2 yrs ago). First time it happened i was home asleep, woke up by my heart fluttering, and my baby was crying, (think she woke me up, perhaps i was frightened with the screams whilst asleep?) had a bad chest for a few...