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    8th of Jan '18 @ 2:07 AM


I decided to make this topic because a couple of days ago I had a medical procedure go horribly wrong and I landed in the ER. I got diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia, which is a fancy way of saying, my heart beats way too fast and I might need surgery to fix it!

Anyways. I'm curious to know about everyone's health. This can be anything. How do you stay healthy? Do you consider yourself healthy? Have you ever had a surgery? Do you have goals to stay healthier? Were you diagnosed with something scary? And long shot, but is anyone else suffering from SVT?

If anyone's wondering what went horribly awry in my procedure, lets just say they didn't give me enough sedative and I freaked out on the table, and the doctors had to hold me down before I hurt myself and others. It was terrifying and painful! I'm still pretty shaken!

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    8th of Jan '18 @ 6:19 AM


Eesh, that's awful! I'm so sorry you went through that.

Here is the node, you who hate change and fear revolution. Keep these two squatting men apart; make them hate, fear, suspect each other. Here is the anlage of the thing you fear. This is the zygote. For here "I have lost my land" is changed; a cell is split and from its splitting grows the thing you hate—"We lost our land." The danger is here, for two men are not as lonely and perplexed as one. And from this first "we" there grows a still more dangerous thing: "I have a little food" plus "I have none." If from this problem the sum is "We have a little food," the thing is on its way, the movement has direction.


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    8th of Jan '18 @ 6:46 PM


@Gladion

wow! I'm so sorry! I hope you're feeling better!
Nothing like that has ever happened to me.. I know a lot of people who have had to have surgery though because of Motocross. Mainly because I used to work at a track and since I was up at the desk, I was the one to call 911. lots of scary incidents and deaths. I'm kind of glad I do other stuff now and don't see so much of that anymore.

I don't think I could ever be a doctor or nurse because of the things they see... I'm really glad there are people who do that stuff though and work to help those in need smile_happy.gif

The only times I've been in a hospital for myself was having babies and really bad food poisoning


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    8th of Jan '18 @ 7:12 PM


@skipena

Ahhh.... Food poisoning. Good ole food poisoning. What did you eat? smile_shock.gif

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    8th of Jan '18 @ 9:51 PM


@Gladion
Well we were camping. It was actually me and my boyfriend and his family (this was a couple years ago). I don't know exactly what made me sick. But at 3 am I woke up feeling nauseous. I woke up my bf and he walked me over to the bathroom and basically I wouldn't stop puking. Finally when I got a break he took me in his car to the nearest maverick and got a bucket lol. Then drove me to the hospital. They hooked me up to some fluids and after a little while I felt good to go, got up... nope. I won't go into detail lol but he stayed with me the whole time I was there and we missed rafting the next day.. but that's how I knew he was the one! Lol


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    9th of Jan '18 @ 1:53 AM


@Nati

Oh my goodness... Thank you for that Get Well Gift. I cant tell you how much I appreciate it. Really, thanks. It means a lot. I've been so disconnected and scared, and traumatized by that horrible experience. It was very kind of you to send that! It put a smile on my face!

@skipena

That doesn't sound pleasant at all! 3am bouts of food poisoning are the worst. But it's great that your boyfriend was a good person who actually cared and didnt ditch you! Mustve been scary though.

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    9th of Jan '18 @ 10:00 AM


@Gladion
Yeah it wasn't fun.. but a little bit of an adventure I guess haha. But I've never had to have surgery or anything like That! I hope you get feeling better! It's such a blessing that there are people who want to be doctor's and that we have the technology to be able to do those sort of things!


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    9th of Jan '18 @ 2:53 PM


@skipena

You're too kind! Thank you for that gift. I appreciate it as well. Tomorrow I have my first cardiology appointment and I'm hoping all goes well. I had a hard time sleeping with all of this heart stuff on my mind. It really is scary. Medical emergencies are definitely an adventure...just not the good kind smile_sad.gif

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    10th of Jan '18 @ 12:01 AM


@Gladion

I’m glad that it could bring a smile to your face! smile_happy.gif

It sounds like you’re going through a really scary situation, but stay strong! You’ll be feeling better soon! You have all of my best, warmest wishes coming your way!



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 2:30 PM


@Gladion

how did your first appointment go?

i'm on beta blockers b/c i suffer from heart palpitations and it can be pretty scary to have any sort of heart troubles

i'm also chronically ill (interstitial cystitis woohoo!) and it really is kind of a life style thing? in the sense that you'll feel better by eating properly and by exercising. maybe keep a food diary if you have trouble monitoring what you eat



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 3:01 PM


@psyqualia

The apointment went alright. I had a really nice doctor who tested me for something called POTS, which it turns out, I also have. I have a heart monitor that I'm wearing until Feb 11th. They prescribed me something called Florinef but I honestly won't take it because it doesn't seem right for what I have. I was on a beta blocker for a little while and it did help a lot with the palpitations, but it causes dizziness and sleepiness and all that! So finding a good medication is gonna be difficult.

Heart palpitations are definitely no fun.. What causes yours?

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    1st of Feb '18 @ 9:10 PM


@Gladion

i have a friend with POTS! i hope you're able to find the right kind of combination for you. i think my current medications are giving me that sleepiness hahaha do you know what kind of beta blockers you were on? i might need to change mine

it's usually stress for me. i have bad anxiety n depression so it makes my heart go bananas for no reason



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    2nd of Feb '18 @ 1:27 AM


@psyqualia

Wow, how bad is her POTS?

The medication is called Zebeta. I was on a 2.5mg dose but lowered it to 1.25mg which helped much more since it kept the heart calm and eliminated that dizzy grogginess when walking around. I suggest you ask your doctor about it!

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    2nd of Feb '18 @ 10:12 AM


@Gladion

i think it's bad but she also works through it? like she works in a coffee shop and spends a lot of time standing and i have NO idea how she does it

oooooooh i will ask! i'm on propranolol o:



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    3rd of Feb '18 @ 2:01 AM


@psyqualia

Im also going to be trying a tiny dose of something called bixoprolol (?) that my doctor prescribed so I can tell you how that one works too!

I'm glad your friend can work through it! From my experiences, there are good days and bad days. Some days my nervous system seems to be on fire and I get the worst POTS episodes and I can barely stand. But somehow, other days are just...normal. I wonder if she exeriences that too.

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    5th of Feb '18 @ 10:27 AM


@Gladion

yes, let me know if you don't mind! i know sometimes medication can be kind of personal

yeah that sounds like her situation o: i hope you're able to find something so you have more good days than bad



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    5th of Feb '18 @ 4:20 PM


I have asthma and general allergies..smile_meow.gif



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    6th of Feb '18 @ 8:53 AM


@Gladion Oh, geeeze! I think i'd be finding a lawyer if that happened to me! I mean, that's negligence, actually. A horrible thing to experience!

I just have irregular heart beat, which isn't a dangerous thing, only nerve-wracking. Also arthritis, PTSD, and chronic depression, the latter two of which are emotional.





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    8th of Feb '18 @ 1:13 PM


@Gladion I hope you're continuing to feel better as time goes on! smile_heart.gif

I have neurocardiogenic syncopy, AKA you're gonna faint if you don't snack all day) and depression. Luckily my depression is managed with medication and counseling! smile_happy.gif

My worst procedure experience was when I had my IUD inserted. It does hurt initially, but it's only about 10 seconds of intense pain. The worst part was the labor-like cramps that followed for the next 12 hours. I thought I wouldn't make it. If you can't tell, I've never dealt with real labor, but now I know I want an epidural in the future for sure!!! smile_ohcrap.gif

@psyqualia I'm so sorry you deal with IC!!! I had a year or two of constant cystitis and it was the absolute worst. I hope you have more on days than off. smile_heart.gif



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    8th of Feb '18 @ 7:55 PM


@totakeke

thank you!!! ;_; i was on elmiron for a couple of months but now it's too expensive, so i'm just kind of winging it



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    8th of Feb '18 @ 8:01 PM


@totakeke

That sounds scary for sure. I'm glad you're getting therapy for the depression! As for that snacking thing, how does it work? It sounds very similar to something I had when I was younger but never diagnosed with. It sounds like a pretty uncomfortable sickness. smile_sad.gif

@psyqualia oh, I almost forgot to mention! I am now taking the medication and it's called Betaxolol. I'm taking 1.25 mgs and so far it seems to be helping. There is one drawback though, and that is that around 10-15 minutes after taking the dose, you get hit with a pretty big wave of dizziness. But after the first 30 minutes it goes away and everything goes back to normal!

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    9th of Feb '18 @ 10:06 AM


@Gladion I just looked up neurocardiogenic syncope and realized that it's the type of fainting I was experiencing, and not a condition.

Snacking constantly, drinking tons of water, not standing or sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time, etc. helps to lessen the symptoms. smile_geek.gif



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    14th of Feb '18 @ 6:52 PM


@Gladion
I hope you're coping well and I'm sending positive vibes your way.
How is your condition as of late?

Medical issues are always stressful, you are very strong!

I wouldn't consider myself healthy but everyone has their poisons. I've always had poor physical health and I tend to put it in the backburner. I guess most people can't imagine being limited by our own bodies that seem and feel like it's what gives you limitless opportunities. So it's pretty shaking to find out that there were underlying problems you didn't even realize. But, it's better to find out so then you can manage and take better care of yourself. I'm rambling but long story short, it'll be difficult but you can get through anything you set your mind to! The silver lining is that you know your body a little better and now you'll be able to make informed steps to maintain your health!



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    16th of Feb '18 @ 4:06 PM


@pudding

Well, the beta blockers have been amazing! My body seems to have adjusted well to the medication and so I havent had any weird side effects. Unfortunately I got hit with some severe food poisoning a couple days ago and had to go to the ER for fluids, and that put a lot of stress on my body so now I'm recovering from that. I couldnt eat for 2 days and it caused me to drop to a pretty low weight. But despite that, the medicine has helped keep my heart under control. smile_happy.gif

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    19th of Feb '18 @ 9:10 PM


@totakeke Oh. my. god. that is TRUTH. Halfway through the IUD procedure the doctor was like "this is a bit what labour is like! Well, it's only a few millimeters. In labour it's (whatever big number it was)" and I was like EEGADS THIS REALLY HURTS ARE YOU SURE IM NOT DYING (internally... externally I was like "oh, all right&quotsmile_wink.gif. Thought I was totally fine when it was finished, went home and was bed-ridden with the worst cramps of all time for hours... For sure my takeaway was "I'm getting an epidural when I have kids."

Here is the node, you who hate change and fear revolution. Keep these two squatting men apart; make them hate, fear, suspect each other. Here is the anlage of the thing you fear. This is the zygote. For here "I have lost my land" is changed; a cell is split and from its splitting grows the thing you hate—"We lost our land." The danger is here, for two men are not as lonely and perplexed as one. And from this first "we" there grows a still more dangerous thing: "I have a little food" plus "I have none." If from this problem the sum is "We have a little food," the thing is on its way, the movement has direction.


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