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chest pain, palpitations, constipation

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 3 Replies
  • Posted By: sayyadina
  • October 28, 2010
  • 01:31 AM

I'm 26, and I've been having some scary heart symptoms. Palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness, chest pain, and low blood pressure. I've also had irregular periods, constipation, decreased appetite & weight loss, despite doing my best to eat. My mouth is dry all the time, no matter how much I drink. I can have clear urine but a horribly dry mouth. I try to eat a fairly healthy diet, and am as active as I feel I can be.

My dr is puzzled by what's going on with me. I'm trying to get an appointment to talk to my old dr, since she's very, very good. I saw a cardiologist, but they weren't honest with me about my test results. What she told me was the total opposite of what her report, and the test results, said. I also have fainted once and I had an episode of SVT which landed me in the ER in 2009.

These are the test results so far.

Echocardiogram (done in August, hot weather)- the technician wanted me to wait before I left so he could run this by a doctor

Ejection fraction 50%
mild generalized hypokinesis
Normal mitral valve, +2 regurgitation
Normal size left atrium
Normal aortic valve
Normal right atrium
+1 tricuspid regurgitation
Trace pulmonic regurgitation
Normal right ventricle, low normal to mildly reduced systolic function
sinus rhythm, frequent PACs, & occasional-frequent PVCs

Stress Echocardiogram (september, cooler)
resting BP 100/62, HR 85
peak BP 118/70, HR 169
arrythmia induced
had to stop because an old knee injury became painful & I got EXTREMELY dizzy

Holter Monitor (september, cooler)
frequent PACs, rare PVCs, frequent couplets
chest pain

Blood tests
CBC normal (no infection, no anemia)
Don't have mono


Has anyone experienced anything similar to this?

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  • You need to get yourself diagnosed at a good cardiovascular center. I would strongly recommend the cardiovascular center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They are very well equipped with the latest technology and medical advancements. With the symptoms mentioned by you, it is practically impossible for a lay person or anyone who is not an expert, to determine your cause. Even if people on the forum have similar symptoms, it is most likely that your problem could altogether vary and be different from theirs. Hence, get yourself checked early and avoid any emergencies. Go to the best.
    Maba2009 18 Replies
    • November 11, 2010
    • 00:33 PM
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  • You need to get yourself diagnosed at a good cardiovascular center. I would strongly recommend the cardiovascular center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They are very well equipped with the latest technology and medical advancements. With the symptoms mentioned by you, it is practically impossible for a lay person or anyone who is not an expert, to determine your cause. Even if people on the forum have similar symptoms, it is most likely that your problem could altogether vary and be different from theirs. Hence, get yourself checked early and avoid any emergencies. Go to the best.I would agree with Maba2009. The best way for you to do is to see a specialist for cardiovascular diseases. They will be certain what disease you are experiencing right now and what will be the right treatment for it Hope this helps!Constipation Center
    constipationXY 6 Replies
    • November 11, 2010
    • 11:42 PM
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  • Thank you for replying.I am seeing a local dr who is aware of all my symptoms and is trying to figure out a diagnosis. I posted here to find out if anyone has experienced anything similar to what I'm going through, to help me feel better emotionally (that I'm not alone) and give me new ideas on areas to investigate.Are you suggesting Brigham & Women's Hospital because you work there? I've had other people do that to me.You need to get yourself diagnosed at a good cardiovascular center. I would strongly recommend the cardiovascular center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They are very well equipped with the latest technology and medical advancements. With the symptoms mentioned by you, it is practically impossible for a lay person or anyone who is not an expert, to determine your cause. Even if people on the forum have similar symptoms, it is most likely that your problem could altogether vary and be different from theirs. Hence, get yourself checked early and avoid any emergencies. Go to the best.
    sayyadina 5 Replies
    • November 12, 2010
    • 03:04 AM
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