Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Heart rate
Who do you ask to wear a holter monitor? I feel guilty asking my pcp because he's so sure it's anxiety, but he hasn't done any tests except a lying EKG. I don't like taking drugs for one disorder when I don't feel like they've really tested and ruled out another. I'm so frightened!!  I'll stand up and my pulse will shoot up to 120 and I'll start to sweat and I get so tired. I can't do anything, not even cry because that'll just give me a headache. So I just sit here and tremble and hope that if I do have a heart attack it'll be when my husband's here and not just my daughter. I do have another appointment Monday, but how do you make them listen when they're so sure they're right?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I would just tell your doctor how you feel about wanting to wear a holter monitor. I am not sure if you have to go to a cardiologist or your regular doctor can get you on one. My doctor thinks that I am crazy. Everything is anxiety, but if I want something I just tell him. I have done pretty good lately. When I first got anxiety a couple of years ago I requested everything. Now I have gotten better. I believe in my heart that If this wasn't anxiety I would be dead by now or my illness I believe that I have always had would be worse.  You are the same as I was I would always worry something was going to happen to me and if it did PLEASE let it be when my husband is here. Not just my girls. Just tell your doctor on monday how you feel. I know everyone doesnt have the best doctors. I have to give mine a 2 thumbs up for putting up with me for the last couple of years. He also says how proud he is of me of how far I have come too. I hope all goes well for you on monday. Keep us informed. Enjoy your weekend.

Tara
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
212161 tn?1432037254
or you can get a cardio dr they will put you on a monotor and run other test i would do that they know more about your heart.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
287037 tn?1232926802
You should be able to get a holter monitor from your primary dr..I know my dr's office has them.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I had to go to a cardio to get a montior.  Tell them you want an event montior.  That way you wear it for more then 24 hours and whatever is going on (sure it's nothing) they can see it.  You get to wear the event monitor for 30 days.  Aren't holter montiors just for 24 hours?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59 commented on photo
3 hrs ago
189897 tn?1441130118
Blank
Sandman2 commented on Anxiety disorder - am...
6 hrs ago
19264658 tn?1474865461
Blank
Lonelygirl28 uploaded a new photo
19 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON