Can someone help, please?
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.
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