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#1 CFMBabs


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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:14 AM

I know I don't post very much on the board -- most of my writing is in the blog section, so the reason I'm here is to ask you a question, since I know I'm in the very best place to do so.
Never mind that I had an appointment yesterday -- that was in short a waste of time! So here goes!....... Have any of you good people ever had anything like this? My heart flutters, kind of out of sinc. Last week it lasted for ages and in the end I went dizzy and my head pounded, not with pain but a whooshing! type of problem. I mentioned it yesterday but they put it down to low blood pressure -- perhaps?
I've had an echocardiogramme recently and the only thing to show up was a mild mitral regurgitation -- whatever that means? I do tend to have a murmor now and then so perhaps that's the problem.
It's no use talking to my general practitioner because she either hates me, is frightened of me or is just plain ignorant, whatever it is she has no time for me, and what have I done to her -- er! Nothing?

Anyway I thought I would just ask!

Best wishes
Barbara xxx

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:44 AM

Hi Barb,

So very nice to see your beautiful face.

I have had problems like you are describing and I too have a problem with my mitral valve. I've given you a link so you can understand it better.

In my opinion, what you were probably feeling was a combination of things. Could partly be to low blood pressure, but also to heart palpitations, which are usually harmless. I hope this link helps you.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:18 AM

Wow! Sweet, that was very informative, thank you so much.

You are too kind, I only have a beautiful face when a member of my family wants something lol!
Thank you once again for your kind reply.

Lots of love and hugs
Barbs xxx

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:34 PM

Hey Barbs!

Yes I do get the fluttering, a feeling of butterflies trying to escape my chest.

Also, sometimes it feels like my heart does a couple of slow rolls - or like it's going thud.....thud.....thud. My blood pressure is usually on the low side of normal but will occasionally drop lower for no aparent reason (?!)

The fluttering usually happens to me at night but happened at work once and I got the same feeling you did. It lasted about 15 seconds and I thought I might faint. Maybe that was low blood pressure?

I did mention my heart fluttering and gymnastics to my pulm doctor at last visit and he made a note of it but didn't seem worried at all. He didn't say anything to me about it so I figured if it was a cause for concern then he would have told me. I also have been told I have a murmur by my gastro doctor but no one else has been able to hear it.

Thanks for the links Sweet.

Good to hear from you Barbs!


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:54 PM

Hey Barbs,
Always good hearing from you! Many of these palpitations, flutters and fibrillations are intermittent and therefore don't always show up during an echo or EKG. Please mention these to one of your doctors. You could wear a monitor for week to try to see what is happening. The monitor would probably pick it up, then the doctor could decide if or how to treat it. Sometimes these can go untreated with no problems, but it's always good to have them checked out.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:37 PM

Hi Barb, I also get fluttering in my chest. Sometimes I feel like I have to cough when I get it and that usually stops it. Try it next time. My Dr. made me wear a 24 hour monitor and yes I was getting these things when I said I felt them. Nothing was done for them and I continue to get them so I guess they weren't too worried.
Take care,
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:45 AM

Hi Barbs,

I hope that you are able to find out about this. With Janey's experience with heart issues, I put alot of stock in her response.
My sister-in-law had a symptom for several years, before it was finally discovered she had a heart-related leakage all that time!

To have a dr, such as the one you have written about... can capitalize the "E" in exasperation", that's for sure!

It's always a great comfort to hear from those who have information, help and support to offer.

Big Hugs,
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Susie Kraft
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