I have fibromyalgia, and I have been hurting in the chest. One night I hurt so bad in the center of my chest and all the way through to my back. ( If I hurt like that again, I will be going to the hospital to get checked out.) I later found out that is the way ladies usually hurt with their heart. My question is how can I tell if I am having heart problems or muscle spasms from the fibromyalgia? I do plan to have a stress test done. My fibromyalgia is a severe case.View Thread
I am 56 years young, have had in the last 7 years, 4 heart attacks (2 right, 2 left), double bi-pass surgery (right), and 2 embolisms (1 pe & 1 arterial, left leg femeral) . My ejection fraction is 18. I keep getting tossed between my regular cardiologist and a heart failure doctor, but still don't have any idea what's next. I know my heart is not doing well and hanging in there, but I would like some peace of mind. Having trouble sleeping, gaining and loosing weight (sometimes 3-4 ilbs over night). Should I get a 2nd opinion? Or just keep going thru what I have been until it finally gives out? Thanks for listening!View Thread
I am 32 and got diagnosed with CHF in August. My EF was between 10-20% and has not improved within the last 2...
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I am 32 and got diagnosed with CHF in August. My EF was between 10-20% and has not improved within the last 2 months. My MRI came back showing nothing wrong and no abnormalities so there is still no cause, but recently said that if it did not improve within a year, he would not recommend pregnancy for me and is certainly not recommending it at all right now... He did say if there is no improvement within 3-4 months, he would recommend a defibrillator (I don't know much about that thing at all and don't know how I'd feel getting something implanted).
My husband and I have been planning to start towards the end of this year, which is here..., and I am taking it a little hard that right now I can't get pregnant because of this. I know there are other options, but it is just frustrating going through all of this. Is it possible to have such a low EF and tolerate a pregnancy? How likely is it that my heart will improve within a year if it hasn't improved yet? If I did get pregnant down the road, could a baby get a heart problem from me? I know it must be different for everyone and each case is probably unique, but being in my early 30s, realistically, what does life look like and for how long? Do docs still stand by the 5 years life expectancy for this? Is it possible to live until I'm 80 on meds for this?
If my heart does not improve and stays between 10-20%, how likely is it that I will need a transplant (the idea scares the crap out of me). I just want to make sure I'm as healthy as can be for when we are able to have kids whether I can carry or not, but want to know what to expect in the upcoming years. Thanks for any input and advice! It is greatly appreciated.View Thread
Today me and my girl went to a hill that you can slide down with boxes it's a pretty decent size hill I would say atleast 30ft walking up is tough had shortness of breath the first two time I walked back up and lost my breath also. We did that about 3-4times and I chilled down then we smoked a blunt of weed I smoke daily and Im telling you so you will know how often I do smoke. My body is used to it. Anyways after we smoked it about 10-15 after we smoked it I felt my breathing getting heavy and heavyier and Im like why I'm I getting tired and in just sitting down. It continued for about 30secs then it got worst I started to get dizzy but not like my body was wobbly or anything I kind of wasnt cohearient my eye sight was blurred but I could see images of the area I was in my chest felt really hot and tight and in the area where your heart is it felt even hotter. I had a cold sweat aswell. I also heard a boilding noise in my ears and even when I put my fingers on my ears to make sure it wasn't the sounds in the area. It was scary and this has never happened before. The mail thing I'm concerned about is what could the boiling noise only I heard at that time. My gf didn't hear anything of the sort. My whole body felt numb my throat got tight when I swallowed and this lasted for 2-5mins when I talked I barely couldnt hear anything. We thought it could have been because I donated plasma a few hour before sliding down the hill. But I've never experienced this after donating plasma so I didnt think it could have been that. I just want to know I if anyone knows what it could have been.View Thread
I just had a heart cath on Tuesday the 21st and doctor inserted a plug. I went home same day and on wed afternoon I got up to take a shower and felt severe pain in my groin. I called the doctor and they told me to come right away. They did an ultra sound on the area and said I had dvt in the vein next to my artery and placed me on blood thinners. Since them I have been experiencing leg pain numbness back pain and swelling and severe groin pain. I went back to
The doctor today now he says I have a hematoma in my groin and that I was bleeding around my plug area. The numbness in my leg didn't start until today. He sent me home and said to come back in month. So confused and scared. Help please.
So I'm bleeding on thinners and having severe leg and groin pain and numbness and I'm okay?
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