Hi Supermom your symptoms " where I felt like I was going to pass out, my heart started with heavy palpitations. I got my shaking, and numbness, and of course the fatigue", sounds more like the symptoms one would get if they don't eat enough carbs.
I get that way when I don't eat at least 25 carbs at one time. I am a diabetic so I have to watch that I don't take in too much or too little.
Since you started Atkins after you started having these problems chances are it is coming from your heart it is good you are calling your doctor today. Keep up posted. DebView Thread
The reason I bought this up is because when one reads online they hear kinds of things - but also my mom passed away at 50 from a massive heart attack, and my dad had 4 heart attacks before he was 60 but passed away from colon cancer.
So heart problems run in my family as does cholesterol problems - that for me is genetic and the need for statins is a must no matter how low my fat content is.View Thread
Thanks so much - I didn't think it was a big deal for me because my total choles... is 147, but my Dr will keep an eye on it. My Cardio doc took me off my statins just for 6 mos to see my levels - I was told not to change my diet to see if my choles problem is truly genetic as I was told.View Thread
Just curious about this comment that I saw on a CT abdomen and Pelvis w/IV Contrast Aorta is atherosclerotic but normal in caliber.
I have been having a lot of pain in my RUQ as well as lower RQ. They did find distended loops of the intestines. Which my Dr told me about but never mentioned anything about my aorta or my partially collapsed right lung.
If my aorta is normal in caliber is this an okay thing?
I have just had my lipids done and they are total choes is 147 and my A1c is 5.4%. So I guess I don't understand this can you just tell me if I am okay?View Thread
I have a few questions wondering if I need to be concerned about:
1) I have bilateral small saphenous vein insufficiency. Was told I need to have a procedure done asap called Endovenous thermal ablation: rodiofrequency/endovenous laser.
My vasular surgeon says not to worry I don't need anything done with them. Should I be concerned?
2) In Nov. I had a chest xray done for surgery and my chronic cough - lungs were clear nothing else wrong. At Mayo their chest Xray showed: Mildly tortuos aorta. Should I be concerned about? It just says I need to be watched. Doesn't say what Dr.
Thank you very much CardioStar Your info is always detailed in such a way one can understand it and not just a sentence or two. Thank you for helping out the many that you do.
My Cardio Dr said I need to go to Mayo Clinic in MN to figure out all that is going on in the whole body not just bits and pieces - so when I told him I already have an appt. in June he said please keep it they will at least give you an answer not a cure maybe a name to this all.
I will have to update you in July when I return from Mayo again thank you. Deb.View Thread
Hi I saw my Cardio Dr yesterday and he told me that the heart is a muscle and that my LVDD is caused by an Autonomic Dysfunction that I have. We don't have a name for the Dysfunction yet - but is causing problems with my lungs, esophagus, small intestines, bladder and colon as well as causing muscle spams throughout my body.
Have you heard that the Autonomic Dysfunction can cause the LVDD? He also said that I do not have CHF I just have a fluid over load caused by the AD, do you know where I can go to get info about these issues?View Thread
I do know that while I was in Pulm. Rehab. while I was sitting and exercising slowly I was okay, but as soon as I went on the tread mill all heck broke loose. BP dropped very low, HR soared and after 3 1/3 mins I could not breathe let alone talk.
I also am dealing with POTS, LVDD and CHF. So no wonder he wants a Stress Echo.View Thread