Conditions with symptom: 'squeaky heart'
I am 25 and have been told I have an enlarged heart and my heart murmur has come back. I was born with a heart murmur and was due to have open heart surgery. The consultants told my mum it would close up eventually so felt surgery wasn't needed in the end. I have hospital Thursday to see the consultant. What will they do?
I am 25 years old and i have 2 kids.But when am relax and a sleep i get woken up by a real bad pain in my left arm and really bed pain in my chest where it feels like am someone is sitting on me and where my heart is it feels like the pain is a dull pain but a small stabbing pain. Am worried that it could be my heart or i have a 38 d breast size and because my bother had a heart attack and now he brain damge he like vegatable really. Please help as i don't what to do. Many thank and sorry about the spelling
Hi, I'm 31 and started having increased palpitations, flutters and pounding heart around 3 months ago. I am a smoker (now reduced) BMI 19 and have 2 children and work full time. Then i started to have short sharp pains just to the left of my sternum. I went to my GP who ordered an ECG which showed a previous heart attack. Since that day my symptoms have not really come back as bad, mainly mild tightness in the left side and palpitations. I did have one day where I came over with a cold shiver my heart was pounding right into my neeck and mouth which was scarey i felt like i would explode, there were some pains to my chest but not the same as the firstvtime. i felt terrible after really dizzy then just tired. A stress test was arranged as I have family history of heart problems at a young age but my stress test was fine, my heart rate was still 108 18 mins into recovery but thats all. So I guess im asking, am I ok? Was the first ECG wrong? If it was, what could be causing this?
hi im 18 im male i have really bad chest pains on and off mornings and night it feels really tight left hand side feels like my heart is going a million miles an hour. ive had it for about a year been doctors xrays come up nothing had three of them. when im in public i have to hold my chest and croch down alot of the time anytink active normally bring it on. it either feels like a small hole in my lung or heart, but hospital have checked my heart they say everythinks fine. i dont know where to go from here. can you help ?
I had a similiar problem recently, caused me alot of anxiety! Had ekgs done, the whole nine! Believe it or not it turned out to be acid reflux(heart burn)...try going to a gastroenterologist and have him or her examine you!
Could be related to smoking if you do.
I'm 16 and have had several motor and vocal tics since the age of 8, which are really hard to control and others avoid me as a result. The worst ones are violent head jerking which can cause a lot of pain in the back of my head/neck and making kind of squeaky/ grunting noises; which I don't realise I'm doing until someone points it out. The feeling just builds up then suddenly releases, which only gives temporary relief before it starts again. I think O.C.D. is also there as I always have this paranoid feeling that something bad will happen if I don't do certain things like check the contents of my bag 5 times before going to bed or aligning my work/ pencil case so they're parallel and in size order. I re-read this message 7 times before posting to be absolutely certain that there are no errors. Has anyone tried hypnotherapy to cure tics? I think I might try it and see if it helps before seeing a doctor. If not, would an official diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome or O.C.D. affect my chances of becoming a surgeon?
Hi there, I searched for tourette and saw your message and am happy to write a reply. Firstly, I am 38 years old and I have tourettes syndrome. I was diagnosed at age 20 at the National Hospital for Neurology in Queen Square, London (Your GP can refer you). For a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, your symptoms must have been present for more than a year, start before age 21 and you would need to have motor tics and vocal tics to be present for a diagnosis. There is no cure, no one knows exactly where tourettes comes from, its more common in boys, but there are drugs like haloperidol, sulpiride etc. to control symptoms if they are very bad. I dont advise taking medication for tourettes as it upsets brain chemicals and in my experience the side effects arent very nice. My consultant told me to only take the medication if the symptoms interfere with my job. I dont take any medication. I also have OCD and ADHD - these conditions are often present with tourettes sufferers. Symptoms do wax and wane over time and as I have got older they are not so severe. Do go to your doctor for a chat and if you would like a diagnosis, a neurologist would be the best specialist to see for this. Dont stay alone, dont put up with abuse anywhere and remember, you are perfectly normal. You will have a normal lifespan and you can do anything you want. Be strong and remember - you arent any different from anybody else, you simply may have a rare neurological condition. Regarding your career choice: Don't worry! There is a famous surgeon in the USA who has tourettes, and........ I am an accident and emergency nurse at a London Hospital and yes, I do use needles and take bloods etc., and I'm probably more accurate than most, because my concentration when doing these skills is amazing! Good Luck! Matt.
Hello I am 18 and i have Tourette's Syndrome as well. i first got my symptoms at the age of 3 and was diagnosed at 8. i'm not sure at how to explain it but i do strongly suggest finding things that take your mind off of it. i have also found that over the last 5 years, from when the severity of my tics peaked at 12/13, that i have the ability or will power if you call it that to change my tics slowly in to other things that are less noticeable by forcing myself to do something that is sort of the same but not as good at satisfying the urge to twitch. but since i started trying to do this i have managed to turn all of my swear words and verbal twitches to quiet noises at the back of my throat, and to curb the physical twitches i tence the part of the body and the muscles that are used for that part of the body i am twitching .. its not brilliant but it is a preventative measure that has worked over the long term for me. i used to be on 9 pills a day and i am now 7 months pill free and managing. going on pills wasn't my choice it was that of my doctor and my mother. but i was on Resperadone and Clonadine for the other things i have with my TS [OCD, ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, Paranoia, Depression and Rage attacks]. all i can say to you is just try to find something that helps and gets your mind off the twitching, i find for me its Exercise, or if i am in public i keep all manner of things in my pockets to fiddle with and a pack of sweets or chewing gum :) .. i'm pretty sure not a lot int his will help that much but i just wanted to share with you how i have managed this, in the hope that it is of some help to you .. and before i go i am going to tell you a quote that i try to live by "Don't see Tourette's as a problem, See it as a challenge to over come. Best of luck mate :)
hi im 16, i think a have panic attacks i went to the doctors and he put a heart monitor on me but i dont think theres anyting wrong with my heart because i have reaserched my symptoms and it matches up to panic attacks they make me feel soo depressed and i cant breath and my heart feels like some one is crushing it and wont stop. they make me feel really down and i have self harmed and even considerd taking my life i dont have any reasons for this but im scared if a dont do something about these feelings i might go too far
are you depressed as this sometimes brings on attacks ask your doc about anti depressents. its not a nice feeling i know!
Hi i know it sounds daft me saying this but try not to worry about your heart beating fast because it will only make it beat faster. if the doctor says your heart is fine, trust them they know what they are on about. i have suffered from panic attacks and anxiety for 3 years now and its really awful to live with, but the bit of advice i can give you is to take up some kind of exercise such as jogging or the gym or swimming because it really helps, it releases feel good chemicals into your brain, give yourself a hobby because it takes your mind off whatever is worrying you. i started going the gym twice a week and it as done me a world of good. dont think of taking your life think of how upset your family would be you can get through this and remember your not on your own thousands of people have this problem you have x x x
Hi my partner has been suffering from anxiety, depression and has been having heart pulpatations(fast/slow heart beats) he is on medication and it seems to be working, however he has developed a habbit where he has to keep checking his pulse and compairing it with mine all the time, its very frustrating! is this a case of OCD? Thanks Claire
My 20 month old daughter has been diagnsed with epilepsy recently also been told she has a slight heart murmur which will be investigated. we are worried though as my cousin died from a hesrt attack caused by her epilespy. is her epilepsy likely to be weakening her heart?
I am 57 and had a heart attack last year before which I had been on HRT for a number of years. I have now had to come off the HRT and am experiencing vaginal dryness and night sweats. I have tried all the usual lubricating gels without success and don't know what to take which won't conflict with my heart attack medicines. Has anybody been in a similar situation and found any solutions?
I have been having fainting episodes, pain in between my shoulder blades. I found out today that I have a heart murmur. I also have very high anxiety. My question is, is my heart murmur causing my fainting? I also have blueish toes, fatigue and trouble breathing.
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