Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another ER visit

Today I was really light-headed and short of breath every time I stood up, just like yesterday. So I got out the oximeter and checked my O2 level and pulse rate. O2 was 94-95% and pulse rate was 135, which is a little high with no exertion. My sister called and asked what I was up to and when I told her, she made me promise to go see the doctor. I woke up my son and asked him to drive me to the ER and my daughter met us there.

Once again, no real answers, but they ruled out an imminent heart attack. :-P The doctor said dizziness is very difficult to find a reason for. My blood work all came back fine and my heartbeat was regular, just a little fast once in a while. EKG was done, too and that was fine. She recommended following up with a cardiologist and getting an echo and ultrasound done on my heart. At least this visit was under 4 hours instead of 8! So tired of not feeling good.

Today I had a serious craving for Cheetos. Thankfully I was not well enough to traverse the aisles of the grocery store. ;-)

11 comments:

MochaTrina said...

I hope you get some real answers soon. I will send up a prayer for you. Take it easy and keep us posted.

Hanlie said...

Oh dear! Get better soon!

Miz said...

sending you my prayers and thoughts.

Carla

Lisa said...

hoping you get to feeling better very soon!!!!

Kelly said...

I hate that you're going through this. How scary! Have you noticed anything triggering it? Foods? Movement? Stress? Anxiety? Caffeine?

I hope you get answers soon.Do make that appt with a cardiologist. Your heart is nothing to mess around with.

Ro said...

WOW....I wonder what’s wrong. That has to be scary MB! Please go in for more answers or keep going until you get some…and with all this going on you deserve some cheetos..a 100 calorie pack..LOL!

Hope your better!

Martha said...

Oh no, do keep us updated. We're praying for you <3 stay healthy!

Cammy said...

Do you suppose your blood pressure could be bottoming out intermittently? I had similar symptoms for a while.

I hope you find answers soon!

Signed,
Your sister in Cheetos

Bev said...

Hope things get better soon, get some rest! :)

Patty said...

And of course, this has to happen while hubby is away and can't be there to pamper you. I hope you find the cause really soon and that it is something like an allergic reaction to Cheetos That would be an easy fix! OK, may be not easy, but doable without surgery....right? :-)

SeaShore said...

I hope you get those tests done soon and find an answer to all of this.

I get similar symptoms due to atrial fibrillation, but it's also an irregular heart beat.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.