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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 9, 2008
  • 05:44 PM

hi i got a problem i keep having chest fluttering few times a day. even missed pulses ihad ecg echocadiam done nothing showed and 24 hr tape monitur nothing docter say every thing is fine i also forget to mention tightness in my bottom neck pls help

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  • hi i got a problem i keep having chest fluttering few times a day. even missed pulses ihad ecg echocadiam done nothing showed and 24 hr tape monitur nothing docter say every thing is fine i also forget to mention tightness in my bottom neck pls helpCall your doc back, tell him/her about the neck tightness, and ask for a 30 day event monitor. Insurance may not cover, but probably will. You wear or just keep a small monitor (like the 24hr, but usually smaller) for 30, 60, etc days and try to get an EKG recording of what you feel when you have symptoms. Keep in mind too, there could be "nothing", in nothing electrical from the heart. It can be a fluttering of a muscle in the chest wall....and extra or skipped beats are usually not a big deal. But definitely follow up, tell your doc you're concerned and want further testing.
    CindySue54 32 Replies Flag this Response
  • Find the closest place to get this:Electron beam tomography angiography (ebta)most insurance won't cover it, so be prepared to pay for it; get your thyroid checked, too.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Find the closest place to get this:Electron beam tomography angiography (ebta)most insurance won't cover it, so be prepared to pay for it; get your thyroid checked, too.What is this test? If not covered, what makes it better than other testing?
    CindySue54 32 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's a very thorough and non-evasion test that will find anything that the other tests can't that is wrong with your heart. That way, you don't have to wait for a heart attack, if you have a heart problem. It's worth paying for.
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  • It's a very thorough and non-evasion test that will find anything that the other tests can't that is wrong with your heart. That way, you don't have to wait for a heart attack, if you have a heart problem. It's worth paying for.Actually, this test if only for checking the coronary arteries and many people with irregular heart beats have NO coronary disease. An event detection monitor is more likely to give an accurate diagnosis for people with irregularities of heart rate. Of course, if there are symptoms of CAD such as chest tightness, difficultly breathing, etc a thorough investigation should be made....but there are many accurate diagnostic procedures that ARE covered by insurance.
    CindySue54 32 Replies Flag this Response
  • thank u very much for your all reply past two days i have been having neck tightness and feeling very tired lately have palpation dizzy. i had 10 day event monitor on the docter will contact me with result. do u think i should go to work while i have these sysmtoms many thanks to all.
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  • thank u very much for your all reply past two days i have been having neck tightness and feeling very tired lately have palpation dizzy. i had 10 day event monitor on the docter will contact me with result. do u think i should go to work while i have these sysmtoms many thanks to all.You should follow your doctor's orders!! If s/he says it's ok to work, work, if not, don't....but you need to ask your doc about activity levels! While you had the event monitor did you have any events?
    CindySue54 32 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi yes i did have systoms. this morning i was feeling very tired . my palpation started immedently i started to get sweaty breathing got diffecault pins and needle in my lt toe and lt fingers i thought i will pass out it all lasted 10 minuets after that i still went to work feeling shaky and weak.
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  • hi yes i did have systoms. this morning i was feeling very tired . my palpation started immedently i started to get sweaty breathing got diffecault pins and needle in my lt toe and lt fingers i thought i will pass out it all lasted 10 minuets after that i still went to work feeling shaky and weak.Your doc is aware of ongoing symptoms? And doing nothing? Has your doc given you any guidelines as to when to call or go to an ER?If that's the case, personally, I'd find another doc! You don't mention your age? Gender? Are you in the states?
    CindySue54 32 Replies Flag this Response
  • thank u very much for reply. i am 38 yrs old female.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • sorry i am in london.:)
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  • sorry i am in london.:)Ah...I understand it can be difficult getting MD appointments there? With your age, it's unlikely that your problem is coronary heart disease, but still, if you are having symptoms like you describe, you should insist on follow up and some answers from your doc. Most likely scenario is either prolapsed mitral valve (most people with this live with it for MANY years without problems!) or an "idiopathic" (unknown cause) supraventricular tachycardia (rapid heart rate originating in the top of the heart). Both conditions are fairly benign, but sometimes medications are needed to control heart rate. When you have the symptoms again, Try sitting down, closing your eyes, and slow deep breaths, and try to calm down and relax your body. The deep breaths will increase your oxygen levels and trying to consciously relax may just help stop the increased rate. There is also another technique that WILL slow your rate, but you need to get instructions and guidance from your doc, as it can sometimes cause too slow a rate. Do try to calm down about this....it's highly unlikely that the condition is dangerous or caused by heart disease. But also do insist on follow up and getting a diagnosis, mainly so you can treat it and become more active and "normal".
    CindySue54 32 Replies Flag this Response
  • hello docter. i am having major problem. past 3-4 months now. i am finding it hard to talk to people i cannot make eye contact. even when some one wants to tell me any thing for few sec im ok then i start to panic. whats all that about i do not understand what is happening to me it is ruining my work place people must think im werdo or somethink. which i am not. i am normal person in the begining i was shy but i was not this bad. why can,t i talk to people pls help:(
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