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Mitral Valve Prolapse with other weird symptoms?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 8, 2009
  • 10:14 PM

Hello everyone,

I am a 24 year old female in pretty good health, normal body weight, and active. I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse when I was 15 years old. The normal symptoms are occasional shortness of breath, heart palpitations, feeling of exhaustion, and feeling internal trembling.

For the last few years, I have also been having trouble with chronic urinary tract infections. I have had a kidney infection, a bladder infection, and several general UTI's. About a month ago, I had appendicitis and had my appendix removed (it did not rupture). The bladder infection happened about a 6 weeks ago, and I also had bronchitis at the time. I was on antibiotics for 10 days, and then 2 weeks later the appendicitis happened. After I got out of the hospital from my appendix removal, I got an infection of one of the IV sites in my arm, and was on a different antibiotic for 10 more days.

My arm is finally better and my appendix scars are healing fine. But now my mitral valve prolapse is flaring up badly, to the point where I can't lay down at night without feeling sick and out of breath and can't sleep well because my heart and chest feel so tight. I also have to urinate very often, and it's a very large amount even though i'm not drinking more than i usually do. I have also been sweating at night, which i have never done before in my life.

I take zoloft, wellbutrin, and birth control every day, and have been on the same dosage for about 3 years.

Are these all just weird symptoms or are they related? No doctors take me seriously and tend to just want to give me another antibiotic. Maybe someone here will have an idea! Thanks!

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