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    Yeah, I feel pretty confident with the diagnosis....

    Yeah, I feel pretty confident with the diagnosis. Hopefully the beta blocker helps out some and reduces them. I didn't know that about the heart rate slowing down, so that will be interesting.
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    I saw the cardiologist today and he said that...

    I saw the cardiologist today and he said that what he was seeing was the false positive that is common in women. No blockages or structural problems with my heart. We're trying out a beta-blocker to...
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    I have never taken it but my husband was...

    I have never taken it but my husband was prescribed it for fibromyalgia and he quit taking it. He said it made him feel tired, doped up and the fibro pain was worse.
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    Awww...thanks, Gizmo! Actually, I'm still...

    Awww...thanks, Gizmo! Actually, I'm still waiting. I go see the cardiologist next Wednesday morning. All I know is that when I did the nuclear stress test he said I am consistent. Whatever he saw 2...
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    Yes, I had the same reaction when I decided to...

    Yes, I had the same reaction when I decided to change primary care doctors. By the time they decided they would accept me as a patient, I had already found another doctor, and from what I've heard...
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    Failed the Stress Test

    I had the stress test today that my cardiologist ordered to check out the PVCs I'm having all the time. He said that 2 minutes into it he spotted something. He didn't elaborate on what that...
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    My twitching stopped for about a week after I saw...

    My twitching stopped for about a week after I saw the cardiologist for my PVCs and he told me to start taking 500 mg of magnesium a day and eat one food high in potassium. They've started back up...
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    This is how my flares begin. I retain water...

    This is how my flares begin. I retain water badly. I am on a diuretic all the time now because of it. My legs get very heavy feeling and it takes more effort to move. The first time it happened it...
  9. Thread: Earthquake

    by GeoKasher
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    I'm in northern PA and sat and watched my house...

    I'm in northern PA and sat and watched my house sway from side to side. I thought it was going to topple over into the street! We used to live in the Tidewater area of Virginia so are anxious to hear...
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    Thank you, everyone! It's nice to know (sort of?)...

    Thank you, everyone! It's nice to know (sort of?) that I'm not the only one that has experienced this. It was SO frustrating, because I could tell that he was really smart and, if he would only...
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    First Dermatologist Appointment...

    ...and I think I'm going to ask my doctor to refer me to a different dermatologist. This guy was VERY knowledgeable but he DIDN'T listen and that's the reason I left my primary care doctor that I've...
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    Eye Twitching

    This eye twitching is driving me crazy! It's almost always the right eye and happens every few minutes. I'm afraid someone is going to think I'm flirting with them. LOL

    Does anyone else have this?...
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    I'm with you on the cell phone! We only use...

    I'm with you on the cell phone! We only use tracfones because we have very spotty service where we live.

    Yes, the fatigue thing will drive you crazy. I know now why I had such a hard time staying...
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    Thanks so much, Gizmo! I had heard about the...

    Thanks so much, Gizmo! I had heard about the powder, but have not checked it out yet. I will look into that. I just bought 2 coverups from Coolibar that I think will help a lot.

    I appreciate all...
  15. At one time my Vitamin D levels were low and my...

    At one time my Vitamin D levels were low and my endocrinologist put me on Vitamin D. I don't know what they are now. I'll have to ask my doctor next time I see her.
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    Hi Elo! :laugh: My husband and I started...

    Hi Elo! :laugh:

    My husband and I started geocaching last year. We have a little over 200 finds so far. You can go to www.geocaching.com and set up a free account. You can pull up a map there that...
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    Good to know I'm not the only one!

    Good to know I'm not the only one!
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    Think I've Learned My Lesson

    Ugh!!! I taught a Summer Reading group about geocaching today and took them out to find a cache. It was cloudy. I didn't put my sunscreen on or wear a hat (I hate hats!) and lo and behold I now feel...
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    Interesting...I was on Lisinopril for years!

    Interesting...I was on Lisinopril for years!
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    Sticky: Do the dry eyes start out gradually? Just...

    Do the dry eyes start out gradually? Just wondering because I've noticed over the past several months that when I wake up it is difficult to get my eyes opened. It's like they're dried shut. Once I...
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    Dumb question, but why can't people with Lupus...

    Dumb question, but why can't people with Lupus donate blood? I have never given blood for the simple fact that for some reason I do not bleed well. I always dreaded the quarterly thyroid testing...
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    Sticky: I had a bad reaction to sulfa drugs back in 1985...

    I had a bad reaction to sulfa drugs back in 1985 and was told I was allergic to them. And I thought all of these symptoms only started 6 years ago. Very interesting...
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    Yeah, I actually should have had them last week....

    Yeah, I actually should have had them last week. I could always call, I guess.
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    Thank you very much! I think I will skip my shots...

    Thank you very much! I think I will skip my shots until I have talked to my doctor about this!
  25. Thread: PVCs

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    PVCs

    I had my 24-hour heart monitor test and they called me that evening to let me know that the monitor picked up lots of PVCs during the day. I have an appointment with a cardiologist to have them...
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