Comments on Profile Post by Mordridakon

  1. Sharm
    Sharm
    Anyone in the ER would tell you that. They're not built to give you answers, they're there to get you stable so you're well enough to go somewhere else to get answers.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  2. Mordridakon
    Mordridakon
    if people are wondering what I was there for: My heart has been racing for awhile now and I'm beginning to feel light headed a lot.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  3. Sharm
    Sharm
    I've spend a lot of time at the ER myself, due to to only my bad health but my Dad's emergencies. It's not a great place, and I'm sorry you were stuck there for so long.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  4. Sharm
    Sharm
    Did they at least give you an EKG?
    Feb 27, 2019
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  5. Mordridakon
    Mordridakon
    Sharm, well you wouldn't know it from all the expensive tests they ran and conjecturing the doctors made.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  6. Mordridakon
    Mordridakon
    Sharm, They did. It was normal as were all the tests and panels they ran.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  7. Sauteed_Onion
    Sauteed_Onion
    If you know something is wrong, and they tell you otherwise, I would suggest biting the bullet and going to another hospital altogether. Man, I had a ruptured appendix for at least 3 months, and I assume it was closer to 6, and I was on death's door feeling the whole time.
    Feb 27, 2019
  8. Sauteed_Onion
    Sauteed_Onion
    I had other problems that got "dealt" with at that hospital in the interim of that going on, and the surgery they gave me was akin to butchery of the highest order, and they sent me off to bleed to death while I was telling them I felt like I was dying, and they told me I was fake and lol'ing in my face. Was pretty terrible.
    Feb 27, 2019
  9. Sauteed_Onion
    Sauteed_Onion
    100% serious though, do what it takes to get some answers/ healthy and don't go back to that hospital.
    Feb 27, 2019
  10. Sharm
    Sharm
    The expensive tests and conjecture was to make sure you didn't walk out and suddenly die and get them sued for it.

    @Sauteed_Onion That's awful! I don't like how sue happy some are, but this is a case where it sounds like one was warranted.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  11. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Blood pressure? I assume they checked to see if it was high?
    Feb 27, 2019
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  12. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    The other possibility I can think of is blood sugar levels, though that would probably only explain one of those two symptoms. Still might be worth an official blood test though.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  13. Mordridakon
    Mordridakon
    @bgillisp Yeah my blood pressure was high(something like 164/118) and pulse was high normal. Maybe a clue there.
    @Sharm considering I left with the same symptoms I went in with, they failed at even the "get you stable" part of the ER.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  14. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Um...that's officially hypertension. Get to a doctor NOW and get something to lower that, as anything over 140 is seen as too high.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  16. Sharm
    Sharm
    Our version of stable and their version is very different. The last time I went to the ER I went in with a 9 on the pain scale and left at a 8.5, so I know that feeling very well. You're in immediate danger of dying, that's all they care about. Once they crossed all the "are they dying" causes for the problem off the list, they'll send you home.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  17. Sharm
    Sharm
    At least you can use those tests when you see your general doctor or a heart specialist. You just need to fill out some paperwork to get it sent around. (Assuming you're in the US)
    Feb 27, 2019
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  18. Mordridakon
    Mordridakon
    @bgillisp cardiologist appointment on Monday :)
    Feb 27, 2019
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  19. Sharm
    Sharm
    Sorry, I meant to say you're /not/ in immediate danger of dying.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  20. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Ok, good. Just try to not take it over 180 as that is the critical line. I myself have high blood pressure (144/91 or so) but got put on medicine to lower it, and now hold steady at around 116/82 or something like that?
    Feb 27, 2019
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  21. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    My doctor said that high salt in the food intake might raise it too, so maybe try low salt until you can see them?
    Feb 27, 2019
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  22. Sharm
    Sharm
    Ooh, that's soon! Usually specialists are harder to see, even in emergencies. Lucky! Make sure to get those tests sent over to your cardiologist before the appointment, it'll make everything smoother and faster.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  23. Sharm
    Sharm
    @bgillisp That's not /exactly/ true. Salt makes the walls of the veins harden, so they're less flexible. So instead of acting like a fresh rubber band, it acts like an old one, getting lots of cracks when it stretches. But, since too much salt can be dangerous due to this, especially when you have high blood pressure, I agree with the advice.
    Feb 27, 2019
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  24. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Which is which they said might. The document they gave me said we dont know 100% what causes it but here are thing correlated with high blood pressure
    Feb 27, 2019
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