New here and looking for support

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2004
New here and looking for support
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Thu, 05-06-2004 - 4:02pm
I'm new to the board and hoping to find some support. I am 28 and a single mother of two children 6 & 8, last summer I spent two weeks in the hospital with a blood clot in my leg and extremely high blood pressure and heart rate. since then I have had 5 more occassions of the high heart rate (over 240) that have lasted for more than 15 minutes. These happened while on medications to control the heart rate. I have also had 2 more blood clots. They cannot explain the blood clots just suggested that I go off of the Depo shot that I have been on for the last 4+ years. As far as the heart I am getting mixed reviews. I have had 3 ultra sounds done (I have forgotten the medical term) the first one showed that my heart was enlarged, the second was inconclusive, and the thrid showed no problems. The cardiologist is now suggesting an electric embolism (?). Does that sound familiar to anyone???

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for any typing or spelling errors, today is not a good day.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-07-2004 - 7:14pm

Hey girl, sorry to hear about your heart.

 
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Mon, 05-10-2004 - 2:02am

First of all welcome to this fine board.

Hugs,

Cecilia

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Mon, 05-10-2004 - 2:09am

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Hugs,

Cecilia