My Heart Is In My Throat...Literally - page 8
OK...someone please help me. For the past 2 years I have been getting these weird palpatations, and it feels like my heart is beating in my throat. When it happens, I feel very lightheaded, like I... Read More
Jan 4, '03Occupation: Nursing Faculty Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 8,317; Likes: 6,285Originally posted by Flo1216
I never said that I don't experience stress, nurse leigh. I am not calling a kettle anything. I just do not feel that this particular occurence is stress related. I don't feel I am jumping down anyone's throat.Last edit by BBFRN on Jan 4, '03
Jan 4, '03Occupation: CNA Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 485; Likes: 15But nurse leigh...who said I wasn't going to do anything about it? Never once did I say that in any of my posts.(actually I am waiting for my gastroenteritis to clear up first) I appreciate and have considered every single response I have received, even if I don't totally agree with them. By the way, if you are getting chest pain reading this thread, perhaps YOU should look into some stress mx...or perhaps see a cardiologist..STAT
Jan 4, '03Occupation: staff RN in Critical Care at a Level 1 trauma center Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 8Flo, having read this entire thread, I would like to add that if you look back, some of your comments have seemed contradictory. If you are going to see the dr. and get your symptoms checked out great! (altho, I can't see the benefit of waiting for the GI sx to subside). You have had plenty of support and validation for getting a workup and even if it should turn out to be (stress) something situational, that does not mean that the symptoms are not real and of course, potentially life threatening--no matter your age!
PS. please remember that all caps is the cyber equivalent of shouting and you have used that alot when denying the possibility of stress...this could lead others to think of you as defensive or unappreciative.
Just my 2 cents
Jan 4, '03Occupation: L.P.N. in LTC Specialty: med surg,homecare,hospice ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 4,682; Likes: 4,824"...who said I wasn't going to do anything about it? " Flo-you did...please read on.. If I go to a doc and everything turns up normal, if they want to blame it on stress then, so be it. " Good advice happeewendy-we are all wasting our time and energy...but wait-we don't HAVE TO READ THE THREAD,right?(That darn sarcastic fairy)
Jan 4, '03Occupation: RN (Div 1) Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 291; Likes: 1ewwwwww.............this is getting messy!!!!!
Jan 4, '03Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,756; Likes: 16,291Just LET IT GO ya'll. I ASSume we are dealing w/a competent adult here.(and even if were not,then it's truly out of our area of expertise and ability.). Let's not reduce this to anything worse than it is. Flo, ya know how we feel. It's up to you what you do. But refrain from starting another thread like this, please, to save us all the aggravation. I wish you luck. You will need it, I am thinking.
Jan 4, '03From: NY, US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,130; Likes: 91now, puh-leeeze!!! in the name of the Beloved Fairy of Sarcasm...no more bumping of this thread!!!
Jan 5, '03Occupation: CNA Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 485; Likes: 15Geez...ummm...I was pretty much done with this thread a week ago. I did not choose to continue it. All of a sudden I am being ambushed unnecessarily and accused of things I didn't even say. If I said if I go to the doctor and everything is fine then maybe I will chalk it all up to stress, how is that doing nothing? And now I cannot use caps? Caps are also used for emphasis...I am "shouting" at no one. Thank you for the advice everyone. (SBE...I am quite competent, by the way...thank you
Jan 5, '03Occupation: RN, L&D, nursery, post-partum, women'shealth Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 1,581; Likes: 18Originally posted by Flo1216
Geez...ummm...I was pretty much done with this thread a week ago. I did not choose to continue it. All of a sudden I am being ambushed unnecessarily and accused of things I didn't even say. If I said if I go to the doctor and everything is fine then maybe I will chalk it all up to stress, how is that doing nothing? And now I cannot use caps? Caps are also used for emphasis...I am "shouting" at no one. Thank you for the advice everyone. (SBE...I am quite competent, by the way...thank you
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I have refrained from posting on this thread because you have received many many posts with good advice. I hope you follow it. It just struck me as funny that you say you were done a week ago, then kept on posting about it mostly defensively. I really hope you get to the doctor, and more importantly that everything is OK. :kiss
Jan 5, '03Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 27I haven't even read all the threads but I just want to add my opinion. I had several episodes of SVT over the years from age 14 on. No caffiene, no cardiac meds prescribed po or vagal manuvers(by myself or the MD) worked. At that time IV verapamil was the drug of choice & it worked (10 mg). I also usually went into SVT with rates of 220 after BENDING OVER!!!!!
I had a cardiac ablation in 1993 & have had no reoccurences. ( My thyroid & other tests were negative).
I hope that when you see the MD everything is "normal". I can tell you that I am glad I did what I did to resolve the problem for me.
Jan 6, '03Occupation: CNA Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 485; Likes: 15I MEANT that I thought the thread was finished but people continued posting. I never said I didn't respond.( And you are right...I feel this last time it was mostly defensively.) But I said a billion times I will go to the doctor and that I appreciated the advice. I didn't start this thread to generate controversy. Enough, alreadyLast edit by Flo1216 on Jan 6, '03