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Well, I went to school today, and spent most of it in the ER.

I woke with chest pains Saturday night, had the parish nurse check me yesterday, blood pressure was up. Went to school today, and it kept going up. The school nurses drove me to the ER-ha, I wouldn't ride in an ambulance-they said not a heart attack but high blood pressure. (it was just under 190/130) But resting heat beat is low, under 50. (is that really bad?)

They said I must have a stress test this week or next. My question-if something shows up on the stress test, will they tell me no flying? I plan to fly out in 2-3 weeks for my grandson's birth, I really wouldn't want to not go. :-1 Anybody know an answer to that question?

We are not saying a word of this to my daughter, or my mother the blabber of the family. I am going to fib and tell her everything is grand, I'll be there soon. Can't unplug the phone though, what if baby comes early?

But I would like an answer to the stress test question, or am I just being overly paranoid?
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chonsigirl;1244999 wrote: Well, I went to school today, and spent most of it in the ER.

I woke with chest pains Saturday night, had the parish nurse check me yesterday, blood pressure was up. Went to school today, and it kept going up. The school nurses drove me to the ER-ha, I wouldn't ride in an ambulance-they said not a heart attack but high blood pressure. (it was just under 190/130) But resting heat beat is low, under 50. (is that really bad?)

They said I must have a stress test this week or next. My question-if something shows up on the stress test, will they tell me no flying? I plan to fly out in 2-3 weeks for my grandson's birth, I really wouldn't want to not go. :-1 Anybody know an answer to that question?

We are not saying a word of this to my daughter, or my mother the blabber of the family. I am going to fib and tell her everything is grand, I'll be there soon. Can't unplug the phone though, what if baby comes early?

But I would like an answer to the stress test question, or am I just being overly paranoid?


Stop stressing yourself out more by worrying about. Have the test first. It will probably turn out fine. If they say no flying, then listen so you will be around to enjoy your grandson. I'm just as stubborn as you so I do understand where you're coming from.
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chonsigirl;1244999 wrote: Well, I went to school today, and spent most of it in the ER.

I woke with chest pains Saturday night, had the parish nurse check me yesterday, blood pressure was up. Went to school today, and it kept going up. The school nurses drove me to the ER-ha, I wouldn't ride in an ambulance-they said not a heart attack but high blood pressure. (it was just under 190/130) But resting heat beat is low, under 50. (is that really bad?)

They said I must have a stress test this week or next. My question-if something shows up on the stress test, will they tell me no flying? I plan to fly out in 2-3 weeks for my grandson's birth, I really wouldn't want to not go. :-1 Anybody know an answer to that question?

We are not saying a word of this to my daughter, or my mother the blabber of the family. I am going to fib and tell her everything is grand, I'll be there soon. Can't unplug the phone though, what if baby comes early?

But I would like an answer to the stress test question, or am I just being overly paranoid?
They could well advise you not to fly Chons. You are at risk of deep vien thrombosis if your blood pressure is up. I was not allowed to fly for 3 whole years after my pulmery embolism. I am so sorry this has happened to you. It could be the excitement of your trip and baby coming but please please don't take any chances will you.? Let us know how you got on. :-4
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Raven has been posting today so hopefully she'll have an answer.

It's cant be easy I know but please try not to let it stress you further. :-4
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We'll send nomad out to strap you on the back of his bike and chariot you out to the daughter!:-6
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:( sorry to hear. I hope they get you sorted out soon!

Do you know which type of stress test you're having? Nuclear or treadmill?

I ask because my father had poor reactions to the nuclear ones because of the dye they injected into his system prompted migraines (which he already suffers from)

Not trying to worry you further!!! But if you are a sufferer of chronic migraines it might be something to talk with your doctor about before proceeding.

They very well may tell ya not to fly though, would a train be a reasonable alternative?
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AF, I think a treadmill test, and yes, I take something for migraines. I will ask in the morning. (poor sub who gets my kids again)

Ian, I will think about your advice. It is wise, and I shall see how long everything takes to set up. (and if I will have to tell them anything at all but high blood pressure)

Thank you all, I will pop in tomorrow and let you know. (and peek at the gorillas too while home)
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Good advice here from Ian keeping it to yourself not good creates more stress. I have had 3 maybe 4 stress test its a way of seeing what your heart will endure. I will say your BP is high and that needs to be addressed immediately hopefully with medication. Flying might be another issue you must tell your physician so they can advice you properly don't keep any information from him/her please. Can you take a train instead?

Chonsi does high BP run in your family?? Please don't take this lightly it must be treated and you must take care of yourself. :-4

[QUOTE]Tell your family, this alone will release some anxiety, there is no need to feel guilty for having high blood pressure, what is important is for you to take care of yourself.

The stress test is a formality for people suffering with high blood pressure it is quite often the root cause, I will reiterate please be open with your family and tell them the truth.

Just take it easy chonsi and don't you dare feel guilty for taking care of yourself first.[/QUOTE]
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High Blood Pressure is your body telling you something is wrong...

Flying is high altitude - key work HIGH..

During a Stress Test - if you can perform & finish the test - that'll tell you how you do.!!!

During the test - the Tec/Dr. stays with you & is monitoring you. The Tec/Dr. will be advising you thru the test to work harder etc..

usually / sometimes you told all went well

or - your told during the test to stop due to your breathing - heart rate - red face - or if your ready to faint..

Question - are you on Blood Pressure Meds now.??

Can you walk & do a flight of stairs with no problem?

Don't put your testing off

Good Luck Chrons

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Treadmill test on Monday-big differences in BP sitting and standing, he changed some meds for now. I think the doctor paid attention this time when I told him my symptoms....
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Good, good, good you must get their attention. :-6
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Do tell your family...............they love you and care about you.

If I was there with you, I'd give you a back rub.

Here's a link to my thread with videos that may help relax you.

http://www.forumgarden.com/forums/peopl ... enses.html
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chonsigirl;1245256 wrote: Treadmill test on Monday-big differences in BP sitting and standing, he changed some meds for now. I think the doctor paid attention this time when I told him my symptoms....


This time? He doesn't usually? You do know there are other doctors, don't you? Let us know how the test comes out.
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chonsigirl;1244999 wrote: Well, I went to school today, and spent most of it in the ER.

I woke with chest pains Saturday night, had the parish nurse check me yesterday, blood pressure was up. Went to school today, and it kept going up. The school nurses drove me to the ER-ha, I wouldn't ride in an ambulance-they said not a heart attack but high blood pressure. (it was just under 190/130) But resting heat beat is low, under 50. (is that really bad?)

They said I must have a stress test this week or next. My question-if something shows up on the stress test, will they tell me no flying? I plan to fly out in 2-3 weeks for my grandson's birth, I really wouldn't want to not go. :-1 Anybody know an answer to that question?

We are not saying a word of this to my daughter, or my mother the blabber of the family. I am going to fib and tell her everything is grand, I'll be there soon. Can't unplug the phone though, what if baby comes early?

But I would like an answer to the stress test question, or am I just being overly paranoid?




chest pains does not always mean its your heart.

your blood pressure wasn't that high.



you should be able to fly, your blood pressure should not be that high when you have the stress test done...and if it is...they will tell you if you can fly....now I want you to take the rest of the week off work and just relax, if you can't relax.....just do normal things..but don't overdue.

understood?

and your not being paranoid....do you know just how much worry, I cannot eat nor sleep before my mammogram each year?

bunny girl....its just normal to over-worry.:-4

I am so sorry to have heard this, I know you will be fine, nerves can do a lot of things to your body, I used to get painful throat infections .....a few days later..they were gone...they were brought on my stress.....or they would have not gone away........severe headaches as well.

xo
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Hello my friend:-4



Hoping all will be ok with our bunny girl:-6



Keep us posted ok.. Wish I could cyber myself to DC to help, but you know that my heart is with you always:-4
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Chrons

No Matter the out come here - I'd like to suggest a second opinion on everything..

Your statement was - the DR. Listens this Time..??

After the stress test - get another opinion on your chart & prescriptions etc...

you are your own advocate...!!!

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chonsigirl;1245256 wrote: Treadmill test on Monday-big differences in BP sitting and standing, he changed some meds for now. I think the doctor paid attention this time when I told him my symptoms....


Get another opinion to be really sure.

Love to you:-4:-6
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chonsigirl;1245256 wrote: Treadmill test on Monday-big differences in BP sitting and standing, he changed some meds for now. I think the doctor paid attention this time when I told him my symptoms....


just read this now!:-5:-5



That's great news, fabulous!:guitarist:guitarist



:-4
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