Posted , 10 users are following.
Hi everyone I’m new to the group and have a few questions but wanna tell me story first so it will be kind of a long first post. It all started two weeks ago. I’m a full time nursing student and a full time ER nurse. I was diagnosed with mono in January and was told to take it easy and not stress and drink plenty of water.... well with my profession and school those things were impossible. So Thursday about two weeks ago I took some zzzquil to go to sleep because I had been kind of congested and wanted to get a full nights rest. I drifted asleep and woke up to a pure state of panic I couldn’t breath I thought I was about to pass out and I just all around knew something was wrong. After trying to calm myself I ended up going to the ER and my Heart rate was in the 160s the gave me fluids and some potassium because mine was a little low and sent me home. As soon as I started walking to my car I felt it kick back up but I was able to control it till I got home. I pretty much kept it under control over the next few days although falling asleep was the worst every time I would fall asleep I would wake up to a racing heart rate. Fast forward to Sunday I had another bad attack while just sitting on the couch and ended up in the minor care. The doctor there diagnosed me with possible svt and sent me to a cardiologist. I went to clinical Monday and had another attack and my teacher walked me to the ER and checked me in. Every trip to the ER it was the same thing all labs were normal ekg showed tachycardia but no arrhythmias slightly elevated white blood cell count and at this point my potassium was fine again. So I was sent home again. Tuesday I went to a cardiologist and he did and echo, thyroid, sediment, and a 48 hour monitor all which came back normal. I ended up back in the ER Wednesday night and the ekg showed svt they put the pads on me and were about to give me medication to help cardiovert me but the Doctor said it wasn’t true svt and they gave me cardizem instead and slowed it down. The doctor tried to admit me but my cardiologist who I had meet once for all of ten minutes told him to send me home on 12.5 metoprolol twice daily. I tried that and it dropped my blood pressure (which already runs low normally) and made me into a zombie. The next day I went back to the hospital because I had another flare up and tried to take my anxiety medicine which seemed to make it worse. The ER doctor ended up getting me admitted and they ran a bunch of test over a four day span. Adrenal function, A1C, CBC,CMP, cardiac enzymes, they did a cat scan of my chest with contrast to rule out clots... everything came back normal. Basically almost everything. They cardiologist came in and changed me to 10mg of propanolol which thankfully I’m a nurse and I know how my body works so I started out with only half of that which bottomed my pressure out so I ended up stopping that. So after four days they discharged me with no answers. I am feeling ALOT better now and no bad flair ups since I was discharged, however my heart rate does go up when I get up and walk around. It doesn’t stop me from moving I just know I have to change positions slower. I am slowly starting to feel better my main issue now is my swollen lymph nodes!! ive also lost 20 pounds in about 8 weeks going from 132 to 112. I wanted to get everyone’s input on this and see what y’all thought. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please feel free to ask me anything you think of.
0 likes, 16 replies