What would you do? - page 2

I'm typing this thinking " I'm going mad, the doctor says it's O.K." but I'm still a little concerned. I know I've been a little stressed out lately, and the ferals are giving me a bit of curry... Read More

  1. by   JNJ
    Aussie: I was thinking along the same lines as cactus wren - is peri or even menopause likely to be an issue here? I do recall that Oprah Winfrey was all but diagnosed by her personal trainer as perimenopausal after a cardiology consult had failed to find a cause. Also had similar issues myself for many years which eventually have resulted in no cardiopathy findings but definite menopause. Try a nurse practitioner who specialises in women's health - often my first call for unusual symptoms.
  2. by   JNJ
    Aussie: I was thinking along the same lines as cactus wren - is peri or even menopause likely to be an issue here? I do recall that Oprah Winfrey was all but diagnosed by her personal trainer as perimenopausal after a cardiology consult had failed to find a cause. Also had similar issues myself for many years which eventually have resulted in no cardiopathy findings but definite menopause. Try a nurse practitioner who specialises in women's health - often my first call for unusual symptoms.
  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    so THAT is what I have to look forward to??? Sheesh!!!
    Aussienurse2, I would definitely get a second opinion.
  4. by   travel2lv
    See a cardiologist, then if they think it's nothing, ask to see a specialist who can tell you whats going on. Travel2lv
  5. by   Aussienurse2
    :roll :roll

    "Ferals" are my children, all four with dangly bits. Feral is what we call domestic animals that have gone wild, a lot like my boys! "Giving curry" is being annoying, giving one the s#*ts like curry does! Ya know?!!

    Am going to get another opinion. The problem is that I work with these doctors so they know what I do for a living, and you KNOW how they treat nurses! "A bit of self diagnosis Kate?" Yeah like I go to the doctors for like a pap smear and thats about it!! Am going to Sydney soon so will go to see some one down there.

    On a lighter note I HOPE it's nothing to do with menopause!! I'm only thirty-one!!!!! Although I did put the coffee in the pantry and the sugar in the freezer this morning!! Hmmmm.... Have taken it up again as it wasn't reducing these jolly palpitations and I really don't fancy living without it. "Better living through caffination!" Thankyou for your thoughts kids, feel better running through things with all of you.
  6. by   Aussienurse2
    Oh and we don't have nurse practitioners here worse luck! Would feel a lot more comfortable going to see a nurse than a doctor.
  7. by   renerian
    Aussie I am glad your getting a second opinion and thanks for explaining the terms. I used to call my kids when they were wild yardapes. LOL.

    I saw your fireworks on TV last night and they looked beautiful over that huge bridge!

    renerian
  8. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    lol I knew what you were talking about I have a Oz buddie that has been keeping me up on the slang and Its soooo funny I love it.
    I suggest a second opinion, with a Dr that you feel comfortable with and one who will take your words as seriously as you do.
    If going to Sydney is the way then go down and enjoy the day as well.
    Good luck to ya
    Zoe
  9. by   Aussienurse2
    Good excuse to shop!!! LOL!! I don't have yardapes, I have houseapes, and yardapes and just plain apes! I have a "Queenslander" style house which is basically a house on sticks and my five year old climbes the poles to the top! He is an ape!
  10. by   mattsmom81
    Hope all is well Aussie...I had the rushing in my head too and it was my BP going wild...needed to bump up the old ACE inhibitor some.

    I know some folks report this sensation with SVT also...have you checked your pulse when it happens?

    Agree that you should get it checked...might just be a little mitral valve acting up (if so you know the doc will want you to quit smoking as well as caffeine) BUT as you know, it could be something more insidious that requires attention.

    'Ferals' are a good handle for kids...also like 'rugrats' personally.

    Why do so many MALE docs write women's complaints off????
    GRRR.
  11. by   renerian
    Aussie is your house on sticks because it floods? Some places in the states do that.........

    I think some in the southern part of the U.S. do that for style. Not sure..

    renerian

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