Heart Rhythm Community
To feel safer when traveling . . .
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

To feel safer when traveling . . .

Just wanted to share.  This may seem simplistic, but I (like many others) have been reluctant to travel since I developed Afib, because who wants to have to look for a hospital on a trip, deal with doctors you don't know, etc.  I saw my EP today, got a good report (thank you Lord!) and asked him if he had any advice for my upcoming vacation -- we haven't traveled anywhere in 2 years.  He said to ask his nurse for his letter describing our session today and my history and take copy on the trip with me and present it if I had to seek treatment at a hospital.  I think it's an excellent idea -- it makes me feel much safer.  Armed with the letter and list of my meds, I will feel much safer traveling.  It may seem like a small thing, but for those of you who suffer from anxiety waiting for the next episode and enduring ER's and electrocardioversions, maybe it will help put your mind at ease.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I went on a holiday earlier this year to Ibiza for a week with friends and i had just been diagnosed with SVT. I was a little scared about going away with it, but then i thought i've had it since birth and been on lots of holidays. But i also photo copied a letter from my Dr with my medical details on it, so if i had any problems i could show the Drs that instead of trying to explain everything. I also made sure i had the right travel/medical insurance and also made sure that the friends i was going with knew about my problem.
If the Dr gives you an all clear to travel, don't let your anxiety about your problem stop you from enjoying yourself. Just remember to look after yourself when you are on holiday, like you would at home.
I don't have to take medication luckily, but my mum is a diabetic and has another nuro problem so i know that when she goes away on trips she always takes more medication then what she needs. So that's another good bit of advice for anyone taking meds.
Blank
1569985_tn?1328251082
Good point demps, about the extra meds.  Also about don't stay home because we are afraid.  I am visiting family, so that helps, but there is a 2-3 day road trip involved.  We should try to live our lives as best we can and not let these conditions take our lives away.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee Great Comment
6 hrs ago
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Healthscreen results
Apr 16 by Bromley
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48 One month anxiety-free! WOOT! Comment
Apr 16
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
995271_tn?1312416925
Blank
itdood
PA