Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bump-dee-bump

I have a benign heart arrhythmia. I occasionally have episodes where either my heart races or it skips beats, sometimes both at the same time. Any kind of physical or emotional stress can bring it on. Unfortunately, it has been bother me a lot lately. I've been tested up the whazoo and they tell me my heart is healthy but when the skipping and racing starts, I feel anything but. Of course, wouldn't you know, after blogging about how much better I felt on Thursday, didn't have a huge episode that night. To everyone I scared by having to leave dinner that night, I'm oooookaaaaaay. My doctor finally prescribed me a beta blocker that will, hopefully, get this thing under control. She gave me a super low dose. I'm so sensative to medication that I almost need to just wave the bottle of pills over my head once a day to get the desired effect. I'm taking a quarter the dose one usually gives an adult and I hope that clears things up. We'll see.

4 comments:

Lorena said...

That's really scary! I hope the beta blocker works, and gets everything under control for you-- quickly.

Lucy said...

Well, the first medicine does a great job of keeping my heart beating normally. Unfortunately, it gives me terrible nausea. I think we're going to try a new one.

Allison said...

Oh, Lucy, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope they get things figured out in a manageable way.

Thinking of you, Allison.

Lucy said...

Actually, over the day today, the nausea has gotten A LOT better. I may stick this drug out for a few more days and see how it goes.