jenwic Posted March 14, 2006 Report Share Posted March 14, 2006 I went to see a rhythm specialist the other day. I was really nervous and stressed out. My dad was in the hospital pretty bad off. I was a nervous wreck about going to see my dr. All day, even before I went to the dr., I kept having these adrenalin surges through my system that were making my heart rate race like crazy. My heart rate literally stayed up all day until about an hour after I got home. When I was at the dr. the nurse said, "now we need to get you symptomatic. What can we do?" She said this as she was hooking up the EKG. Then she looked down and said, "Oh good! You already are." My heart rate was already 145 just sitting in the chair. I know it was all stress related. Normally sitting in a chair at home my hr would be 75-90 at the highest.Now I'm supposed to have a tilt table test done on Monday and I'm afraid I will freak out again and it will mess up the results. I've never had an episode like that before unless I was sick or had a dental injection or albuterol or something. I got all shakey and sick after the ekg. I even had chest pain. I've Never had that before. When I got home and soaked in the tub it went away in seconds.Any advice for a successful test Monday? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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