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Need help desperately!!!!!

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  • Posted By: karate1
  • November 14, 2008
  • 10:36 PM

I have been experiencing some rather alarming sx lately. I have had an increase in weight gain, increase in shortness of breath and a decrease in my excerise tolerance. I do have a pacemaker (just put in 4 months ago) and have cardiac disease. My cardiologist however does not feel that I need a diuretic and cannot explain what is going on. The only testing we have done recently is an event monitor which could not capture my symptoms. I have also noticed that my oxygen level drops with any activity (as low as 85) - but not consistently. All my weight is in my abdomen. I did have a thyroid test which came back normal, so that was not it. I just want to feel better! If anyone has any ideas of where to point me to, I would appreciate it!! I am a very active person who usually works outs 5 days a week, but find that I cannot maintain even 10 min of excersize anymore. Help me please!!!!!!

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  • I originally needed the pacemaker because I had an ablation for SVT many years ago and they ablated my whole SA node. Then within the past year I started having arryhthmias where my heart rate dropped to the 30's and almost passed out many times. The doctor said the pacemaker is working fine & I do not need adjustments on that end - it is pacing my heart 98% of time, but I am still having these other issues and he doe not know why.
    karate1 3 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 11:12 PM
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  • Please ignore blaze, He is convinced that RF towers are the cause of all the worlds ills. Your decrease in exercise tolerance indicates that you might have fluid in your lungs, which is most commonly caused by heart failure. What is your blood pressure ? The abdomen weight gain might not be weight (especially if it seemed to appear quite quickly) but rather fluid collecting in you abdomen also due to heart failure. I'm not your doctor but I can't understand why he isn't investigating heart failure as it is most common clinical problem.
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 08:39 AM
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  • Very well gungwane! yes,you getting tired because of accumalation of blood in your pulmonary circulation due to left ventricule failure
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 09:44 PM
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