Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Step 1....

Went to my GP about my weird heart beat issue and he listened and since I was not having an "attack" at the time, he just heard a very normal and well paced heart. He said that my blood pressure and everything was really good and that in most cases these things are benign, but we'll want to have it checked just in case. So I have to call a cardiologist he referred me to tomorrow to get set up for a 2D echocardiogram and a holter monitor which I'll wear for 2 days. (Fun, I know.) He said that while caffeine and sudafed could bring on a rapid heartbeat, they would not cause the skipped beat issue I'm having. I also told him I notice it most often when I'm eating, after I exercise, and when I'm going to sleep. He said that it actually makes sense since in all 3 cases, your body is slowing down your heartrate for a different reason. So we shall see...

Oh and Bryce started w/ a fever this evening after Caroline started perking up. Life as a family with 2 little kids - that's just what happens.

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