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heart problems?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 8, 2007
  • 04:14 PM

This may get long, sorry!
On Jan 5th was rx'd with mono and upper respitory infection and given antibiotics. 10 days later it turned into pneuomnia, another round of antibiotics. a week later, spectum turned to blood, so another round of antibitocis and an inhaler. Each week that went by it was getting harder and harder to breathe.
A few days later went to the ER, xray was fine, cbc showed infection, was given a breathing treatement and went home. A few days after that went back to the doctor. My heart keeps racing and making me lightheaded. Lungs are still fine, did various blood work which all came back OK cept for slightly elevated blood sugar, and slightly low potatsium.
That was a week ago, since then I've been breathing easier, as long as i stay still. The moment I start doing anything remotly physical (including getting dressed, or cooking dinner) my heart jumps up to around 135 bpm and bp goes up to 150/100 range. When it jumps up that high, it will take up to 3 hrs before it goes down below 100, and that is 3 hrs of lying down and resting.
Also there is a lot of pain. Its center to left of center of my chest. An area about the size of a fist, and its very intesnse. It gets worse with the racing heart, but also is painfull when my pulse is steady and normal. Then today I woke up with a migrane.

I am 27 yrs old female, wtih a functional heart murmur, FMS, and otherwise healthy if a bit out of shape. I am on no daily meds, and do smoke (cut down to 1/2 a pack since this started) and have cut down my caffinee intake and have had no alcohol in weeks. I do not take drugs either. Last week had no appitite, tho this week have been ravenous. Also an EKG a week ago came back fine.

Any ideas?

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