by jgrumet (520 Posts), Wed Jun 15, 2011 01:48 am
Oh my goodness! It is awful about your dog! I will be praying for him and definitely for you not to go broke. Have you looked into dog insurance? I worked at a really well known vets office in college, as a tech, and I am here to tell you 99.9% are crooks....even the one I worked at was awful. I remember them doing surgeries on dogs for "table surfing" (eating everything on the table)- when there was no blockage and just said there was. Our dog never gave us any problems, but my Savannah cat almost died when I was in Ghana ($2300 he was fine :-/ ) and my African Serval (I'm into exotic animals I guess) almost died when he caught pneumonia as a 6 week old kitten on the flight into LAX ($2000 later he was okay)...That is why we are only keeping beta fish from now on. $2 replacement and no vet bills.
Yeah my hr has always been around 90, but my doctors never worried about it because of my size. At home It has been in the 70s to 80s lately (any change makes me think i'm dying) but I think it may be my hormones since I've cooled it on the breastfeeding. Oh, but when my bp is taken at the doctor (or when I'm nervous at home) it can be anywhere from 120- 140bpm. That is REALLY fun to look at.
Funny, my family has mitral valve prolapse- I'm pretty sure I have it too, they're never able to catch anything weird with my heart, but during hormonal shifts I can feel it "dropping" and a feeling like I need to cough. It is hard to explain, but anyone who has it knows what I'm talking about. The doctor won't give me a beta blocker, but maybe I should push for one. He doesn't like giving out medication when he feels it isn't needed- so that is actually what I like about him.
Oh MS, man that one still scares me. I started twitching all over when my son was about 14 months old. I was sure that was the end of it for me. I still twitch randomly, but it goes away, and it is definitely brought on my stress and hormones. My neurologist said all of the chronic worrying and stress my body has been under has screwed up my cortisol levels so bad I'm twitching and hypersensitive. Maybe that set off your fibro?
I think prehypertension is just anything over 120/80, but under 140/90. Yours sounds like erratic changes in bp from nerves. At home my bp is kind of amazing. I don't mind if I have chronic hypertension, but I hope to get it when I'm a lot older (my mom is slightly hypertensive and got it around 55) and I really want them to catch it before damage is done. I think that is the scariest thing to me...you hear on shows like "mystery diagnosis" (That show messed me up so bad when I see the name when I'm flipping through channels I have to close my eyes when I land on it so I don't even get a glimpse of the show info for that episode) that it was too late and if the only caught it sooner...like everyone is missing something. Ugh so stupid.
What does fibro feel like? I've read the description, but mayo clinic doesn't give personal detail. Does it just hurt all over?