morgan617 Posted November 19, 2007 Report Share Posted November 19, 2007 As some of you know, I have a pacemaker. It is set to record sustained or long runs of v-tach at 180 or greater.Two weeks ago, I had to go to ER by ambulance because of some arrythmia I did not tolerate at all. In fact, hubs had to call an ambulance. By the time they got here, it had passed of course, although I had lain here and tried to deal with it for over an hour.I had conversion disorder, of course. I had 80 meq of potassium before I went to the ER and it was 3.7. They gave me 50 more orally and 1000cc IV with more in it. I was still so weak, I couldn't walk, they never ran another K+ level and I got a psychogenic diagnosis, even though I had gotten almost 200 meq of potassium before I went home. I had the same doctor I had last time I was there. Is that luck or what. She told me I was "very lucky" some people with periodic paralysis actually have heart problems. UH DUH......I felt really really lucky right about then.Today the cardiologist told me that my pacer would pick up anything "significant" ie...vtach and then we could worry about it. I told him if I went into vtach at 180 or greater, he would be checking it out at my autopsy. He laughed at me. No holter, no event monitor, nothing. I asked him if he understood that I was sick? he said, see you in 6 months, have a nice holiday and walked out.I feel so lucky......morgan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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