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|Tue, 10-14-2003 - 11:54am|
Hi, I am new to this board. I recently have embarked on trying to find out what is wrong with my heart. I have slow and fast heart rates. amd low and high bp. I had a heart acth done, and was fortunate to have a clean one. The cardiologist thinks my problem may be cardiac syndrome x and artial coronary spasms. We know for sure I have spasms since this showed up during my cath. I assume I have been having the problem for some time, but had ignored it. I was the caregiver to my late Mom, Late hubby and just recently mt Dad, whom I lost in May. So I always blamed everything on stress. I read Marley's story and see alot of myself in there. This past weekend my fiance and I were at the ocean and my bp was out of control most of the time. So being relaxed does not effect it.
I am 46 and just moved in with my fiance, moving from MI back to GA. This was suppose to be the best time of my life. I am very frustrated with the constant changes in meds. trying to get one to owrk. The drained feeling, that is most of these meds side effect. And after having been the caregiver for so many years, not real thrilled with being a patient. Not to mention that my fiance, Royce is scared to death half the time about what is going to happen next. I never have any warning when these spasms will happen and never can take a chance they won't bring on a heart attack. according to the doc.
So have any of you heard of this or have it? And how do you deal with the day to day fight to be normal again? Oh and my work is no more. I am an EMT specialist, so that is now out. I feel like after having taken care of others it was my turn and I was so looking forward to my new life, only to have the rug pulled out. I am having to totally re-invent myself from what I was. Any suggestions or insight would be most appreciated. Betsy