About Me: Female, 52, Nederland, TX, member since Dec 2010
49 year old female. I consider my self somewhere between sedentary and somewhat active. Just lost my mother Oct 7,2010. I started having mild aches and pains under left breast area. Saw Cardiologist and had nuclear stress test. Said I had mild Ischemia. Had EKG th
[More]at was normal and Echocardiogram that showed ejection fraction of 87. Had a heart cath to rule out disease. Cardiologist said the problem was my heart was beating so fast it was restricting the amount of blood being pumped into my heart. He put me on Metoprolol 25mg. and told me to increase my salt. I tried the 25mg and felt it was too strong. He told me I could half it. Tried increasing my salt and water intake. I walked over a mile today and felt great. Got home to rest and took my BP which was 103/83 and heart rate was 110. Took it 10 min later it was 91/67 and heart rate was 97. Then 20 min later 87/64 heart rate 75. took it again 25 min later 92/66 heart rate 80. 30 min later took it again 94/72 heart rate 92. Again 30 min later 101/76 heart rate 98. Took it 2 more times and it was 108/83 heart rate 83, and 125/88 heart rate 84. My daughter and I left to go shopping and I took it again when I got back home around 9:15pm It was 102/74 heart rate 111. Even though I have been given a clean bill of health by the cardiologist, I still don't feel like myself. I think I may have some edema from the extra salt intake. I also take low dose Synthroid for elevated thyroid. Could you give me some insight as to what might be going on?
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