Posted By Frank LoMonaco on June 18, 1998 at 23:02:38:
Hi! Today, for the first time in my life, I felt unsual (i.e. accelerated
heart rate and sweating - while seating down and relaxed). I took
four different blood pressure readings during the course of 6 hours, with
the following results: 172/90, 175/85, 165/90, and, 170/95. With my
pulse rate constantly above 110 beats per minute. My normal blood
pressure readings are 120/80 to 140/90. My normal pulse rate is between
60 and 85 beats per minute. I am presently overweight by 80 pounds. I am
36 years old. I quit smoking (after 10 years) last week. I have high
cholestrol. I am diagnosis with Type II diabetes. My brother had a heart
attack one month ago (age 41). My father had a heart attack (age 44). I
am presently taking Glycotrol (for diabetes) and Zyban (to help to stop
smoking). I felt some discomfort in my chest (off and on). I had some
pain in my left and right arms (off and on). But, I felt embarrased to go
to the hospital (i.e. heart attack??). I was told I have a heart murmur
(diagnosis age 10) - a functional heart murmur. Just wanted to know what's
going on with me - am I or did I have a heart attack. What is happening?
I am trying to get on the right track (i.e. lose weight, stop smoking,
exercise, etc. But, I am afraid of what happened to me today? Can you
help? Thank You, Frank (S.Bay).
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