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infection or worse?

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  • Posted By: capasbin
  • May 6, 2007
  • 02:32 AM

you can skip to the last paragraph if you dont want to know my history...
Last year, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation after going to the hospital emergency room. After they put me on lopressor (beta blocker) for a month or so, and after plenty of tests (echocardiogram, tons of ekgs, and a houlter monitor, and recently a stress test) the cardiologist found nothing wrong with me and just told me to watch the caffeine and to loose weight.

In march 2007, I had gotten sick from what i think was a normal cold, and got better a few days later. I have started going to a gym, and have done heavy treadmill and upper body workouts many nights a week. Around april 20th, I got this like numbness or pain around my left breast area, and after a few days of it not going away, I went to the hospital ER, where they did a CBC and ekgs and determined it not to be heart related. Days went by and a week or so later, with the symptoms not going away, i started having bad headaches and tiredness. no matter what i did i could not get rid of the tiredness. I went to the ER again due to the development of the new symptoms and once again after tests were done they determined it not to be cardiac. I saw my cardiologist who firmly believes there is nothing wrong with my heart.

Now its a week later and im still not better. I have headaches, dizziness, weight loss, and am tired all the time, but not much of a runny nose nor a fever. I now get heart palpitations every once and a while. cold medicine helps a little though i do not know if its like a placebo effect. based on research online, i think it can be an infection, lyme disease, or encephalitis, but then again the chest pain makes me think its a worsening arterial aneurism or dissection that is causing the headaches, chest pain and dizziness. Im a 24 y/o overweight male, with medical bills since I do not have health insurance. I do not know what to do! please help!

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  • Mommy cat will soon be here to explain that it is M.E. and that you should read www.ahummingbirdsguide.com - which is probably spot on, although I don't think it has only one cause. Don't exercise, rest for now. If you pay a doctor again, let them test first of all for PNEUMONIA and then for all bacteria from ticks. A virus can affect the heart. More commonly though, it is just tired with the rest of you, beats too slow, then makes up for it with palpitations. Don't sleep on your left side, and sleep with "chest wide", halfway on your back or with folded arms, so as not to constrict the heart. Your symptoms are too much everywhere to be a simple mechanical problem. I get angina and palpitations from the smallest piece of Nestle or Cadbury chocolate, but not from plenty of Lindt (expensive) which is still an independent company. Check what you eat. Another thing you can do is to boost your immune system and reduce uric acid. Please read my responses here, posts number 2 and 6 - http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=41010#post41010 - then make an experiment, you may be surprised. Also read, on these forums, http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=12933 and http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9052 - long threads, not exactly your case but the answers are relevant.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • I went to a doctor that said that I might be overstressed or anxious. I dont really know how im anxious or stressed; except for being anxious about the fact that i dont know what is wrong with me! The doctor put me on propanolol, a beta blocker, that may help me with the anxiety and or headaches. Also, im supposed to take a claritin-d once a day since they said the headache could be allergy induced. however, Usually when i have allergies my nose runs etc but right now it is primarily headache. Can allergies actually cause headaches alone?
    capasbin 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Overweight means the whole body is out of balance to start with, otherwise you could have eaten much and stayed normal weight. Headache comes from the organs not doing their job well - kidneys, liver, intestines etc. Allergies may cause this, also toxins from processed food, however first look at SUGAR. Doctors can test for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) but it often gives a false negative. A related problem is too much insulin. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HypoglycemiaDon't take meds for it! Please read http://www.henriettesherbal.com/blog/?p=390 - much better to change it through diet. Try this: through the day, every hour, eat a bit of cheese and about 15 raisins - always protein and carbs together. Never eat much, but frequently. In between, snack on peeled apples, only a quarter at a time. Eliminate ALL simple sugar, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, sweet carbonated drinks, candy etc. Add more fish (tuna in brine) and plenty cabbage, cooked in water and flavoured with a little unheated olive oil and Trocomare salt. In 3 days you will start feeling better, if this is the problem.Doing a one-day fast is useful: Overcook baby marrows and cabbage in water, then save this water and discard the rest. Flavour with Trocomare salt only if needed. This brew can be kept in the fridge for a day. It is very nutritious, makes one feel great. Take only this for a day, every hour or so, and drink plenty water. It gives your organs a chance to reset. Take careful note of how it makes you feel. Do 2 days if possible.Your heart is just reacting as it should, trying to help. Meds will only interfere and poison you more, of course. Get homeopathic Resque Remedy instead. Add Vitamin-B12 (complex), Omega-3 (salmon oil) and of Vitamin-C 1000 mg (slow release). Walking long distances outside is the best exercise. Please, try all this and let us know what happens.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com your symptoms are there...I have them too look around site where I've posted there are many...you are not alone I'm here for questions good luck...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
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