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#1 Clementine

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:05 AM

Hello,

I have been sick for about a month now. I took antibiotics a few weeks ago not knowing if it was viral or bacterial, and now I am just waiting it out. Yesterday morning I took Mucinex D and later that day my heart rate was 150 from just bending down to put my shoes on. I didn't take anymore Mucinex D. This morning when I woke up and wasn't even out of bed, my heart rate was 100! Now that I am just sitting here on my sofa, it is 110. I am not sure what my normal heart rate is but I think it is usually under 80. I am not physically fit but I am pretty under weight (now I know why). My o2 saturation is perfect.

I see my rheumatologist in Denver on Monday and I will get an ECHO and PFTs.
Do ya'll see this as a reason to see the doctor today or can it wait until Monday? I feel rotten.

Meanwhile, I have a sore throat, sore tongue, sinus pressure and fatigue. I am worried.

Thanks,
Clem

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:25 AM

Hi Clem. if you are like many of us you will wait until Monday and suffer over the weekend. It will save an office call. That is the type of thing that I usually do. Especially since I have high charges for doctor visits. If you were to go today you might be feeling quite well and do better on your PFT.s and other tests. You are the only one whom knows how sick you actually feel. About the pressure of your heart. Doctors don't usually worry unless the bottom number is in the mid-90's or higher for several weeks. Put your questions to paper so you don't forget to ask everything you have been wondering about since your last visit to Denver. Keep us informed on your test results. Wishing you the best.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:46 AM

Thank you Sheryl! I know how I am. By the time I see my rheumatologist, it is after a full day of tests and I just want out of there and have given up. This time I will be sure to tell him how rotten it's been. Maybe it's just the Mucinex D still in my system.
I know if I were to go to a doctor today it would probably be a round of antibiotics...that seems to be all most of them know how to do.

Wish me luck everyone. I dread Monday.

To clarify, my blood pressure is normal. It's my actual heart rate that is high.

Jen

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:14 AM

Hi Clem

Sounds like you have a few things going on...and still lingering perhaps? If you think it could wait another 2 days, then why not....you'll know in your heart if you should go quicker just by how you feel compared to yesterday (if you're not really any worse?). Sure hope you get to the bottom of it and feel much better soon...let us know how your appointment goes.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:36 AM

Hi Clem,

Fast heart rate is a side effect of Mucinex D. So I'd lay off it and see if it improves. I can't take any of the over-the-counter cold meds, due to such side effects.

You'll need to ask them if they still want you to take the PFT's as it sounds like you still have an upper respiratory infection? That can really throw the results off, so I take them only when I don't have an infection going on.

I hope you feel better soon.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:36 AM

Thank you! I have to get the PFTs on Monday though. I am traveling by plane just to have these tests. If they are a lot worse than normal though, I will certainly get them done over again in my little town in Arkansas. I know, it's not a good time for them and I've been trying so hard to get over this and can't shake it.

Mucinex D= Bad for Jennifer.

xo,
Clem

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:16 AM

Hey Darlin',
When was the last time you had an EKG? From my personal experience, I would recommend that everyone with scleroderma have an EKG at least once a year. Even though as Shelley mentioned, that the fast heart could be cause by the Mucinex, it never hurts to check your heart's electrical system. ECHO's can't see that. Just a thought.

Let us know how your appointment and tests go.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:23 AM

I agree it's probably from the Mucinex, but frankly a rapid heart rate is something I have a lot, and it seems many people with Sclero have problems with it....hmmm It happens mostly at night, or maybe it does during the day too, but I'm too busy to notice. It keeps me up I would say, ohhhh 20 nights a month? That's a lot I know. I've had every test they can do and everything comes back normal....so who knows.

I hope yours has subsided by now.

Love ya!
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