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Tachycardia treatment

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Hello Lynn

 

Sometimes I wonder...who are these people...a fly on the wall...you have to be kidding me!

 

Yeah never go back if you can find another doctor f not take someone with you who visibly takes notes and preferably someone who will say "pardon?!" to anymore idiotic comments.

 

Take care.


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Hi Lynn

 

Sorry to hear that you've been having more problems with your lungs and heart.

 

I didn't realise that steroids had that side effect either (I thought I'd braced myself for everything they could do to me!!! :huh: )

 

What a very unhelpful comment for your Sclero doctor to make; I'm sorry to hear that as when I spoke to you I understood that your Sclero doctor was quite good. Perhaps he was having a bad day? :rolleyes: Hopefully when you see him next Tuesday he'll be able to come up with more constructive advice!! ;)

 

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Hi,

 

Well, I went to see the scleroderma doctor today who was concerned about my heart rate. In fact he checked it then sent me straight down for a ECG. He was as confused as I was that one doctor says I have FB another says it sinus rhythm and another says its inflammation in the lungs causing it. My general practitioner says sinus R and FB are the same. My scleroderma doctor says it's not and I've always had inflammation at this point. (Beam me up, Scottie) Any way I'm going back to the doctor I saw when I was admitted to hospital and he will check my lungs etc. as he specalises in this. My scleroderma doctor is putting me on 24 hour monitor on 26 Oct as he doesn't like the fact that I'm doing nothing and my heart is still going to fast and also to have a echo in November so hope fully we will get some where - fingers crossed. Lynn

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Hi its sinus rhythm, hope that is the right spelling and it should have been AF Atrial Fibrilllation lynn

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Hi Summer,

 

I've had tachycardia off and on for years. A few months ago, I went through 6 weeks of straight tachycardia without letup, and then went through the most thorough cardio work up I've ever had. In the end they put me on atenolol, and it has helped.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

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Hi Pamela,

I was originally on Atenolol, but my Raynauds worsenend. I found though that Atenolol worked a lot better, than Coralan, which I am on now. Coralan is mainly used for Angina, but also has the side effect of lowering the heart rate.

 

If it's not one thing then its another.

 

Best wishes

 

Summer

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Hi Lynn,

 

How did your 24 hour heart monitoring go? I hope you passed, but then again, I hope they found what's whacky, too, so they can address it.


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Hi Shelley,

 

I have the heart monitor on the 26th of this month so fingers crossed. I will keep you informed.

 

Lynn

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