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Can someone help, please?

From: design


I was wondering if someone can give me some insight ointo what has been happening with me, please. Background-I am a 43 year old female on estrogen, the only med I take. Normal blood sugar-no problems to speak of.

A few days ago, I went out to dinner and ate a rich meal with a chocolate mousse dessert, which is *very* unusual for me. Six hours later, I woke up with my heart racing, almost 200 b.p.m. I ended up having to have a b.m. shortly after and things calmed down a bit- my gut was churning, though.

I was brought to the hospital via ambulance, had a b.m. in the ambulance and had another episode shortly after. where they monitored me 'till I came back to normal (getting up to have a b.m. three times- feeling better each time), told me I had a possible ventricular tachycardia, and sent me home & told me to make an appt. with my doctor- which I did and see her next week. I was exhausted the rest of the day, as they said I would be. Can't help wondering if it is related to the meal, though, or a stomach bug. The ER doc said no, not when the rate is as high as mine was, generally that can be a factor only when it is below 140.

Next day, uneventful, but began a stomach virus.

Following day, I was getting ready for work, had some non-fat yogurt and applesauce- eating lightly due to stomach bug- and about an hour later felt very weak and needed to lie down. My husband said my pulse was not racing, but occasionally skipped a beat and intermittently weak. My gut again was churning. Went to the hospital and was monitired, and a normal EKG. Tomorrow I get a halter monitor for 24 hours, they said.

Last night I was running to the bathroom again, and today, Valentines Day, I am still having churning in my intestines, and no strength. Can anyone please shed some light on this for me? My husband thought perhaps it was a V.V. response, since I have so much trouble with adheshions in my large intestines already, and I came across this site while searching for info.

I had these symptoms once before, and it was blamed on a possible infection that affected my heart, but that was after a nasty case of pneumonia.

I appreciate any help form you all, I live in a *very* rural area, with the hospital almost an hour away. As a matter of fact, when the ambulance brought me to the hospital, the got stuck in the snow and had to be towed out- which took about two hours total.

Thank you.


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When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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