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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. What i did was, take a cup and burn a little fire in it to burn the oxygen and then put it over my belly button to suck the skin.
sorry i took so long i just saw the msg.
that is what I thought about the cupping - just wanted to be sure
do you have any medical problems?
Do you take any medications?
Also my heart rate jumps from 75 to in the 90s just from laying down and standing up.
And, this has only been going on for a day ?
How much 'cupping' did you do?
Do you have any marks on your body?
Why did you do the cupping - are you trying to fix / treat something?
Recently i was diagnosed with helico pylori and i took the treatment which killed the bacteria. And then i started the acu and moxibustion because i was diagnosed with chronic gastritis
Thats why i did the cupping for the gastritis
and i take metropolol 3 times a day 25 mgs each time because i was having postprandial distress syndrome while digesting my food
how is the H. pylori doing - is your pain resolving
Were you treated with TWO antibiotics, or just one?
Yes the postprandial distress has diminished but is still there ut yes it is much less
how about the antibiotics - did you use just one or two?
Amoxicilin and fromilid
GOOD - how many days did you take it for?
Well I don't think you have a clot
That would be unusual at your age - as you are only 29
What I think you possibly have going on is anxiety - however, you might also have a respiratory infection / inflammation going on
Yes but i have lost 60 lbs and have been under major stress until i figured out that helico was my problem
that is making a lot of sense now
Would a respiratory infection show up on a blood test or urine test?
So you lost a lot of weight recently -
well a respiratory infection would show in a physical exam and/or a chest xray
Which you should have
Yes from 220 to 160lbs
your pulse ox is very good - so that is not a concern
your weight - that is a lot to lose very fast like you did
If you had a blood clot your pulse ox would probably be a lot lower - so you probably do not have a blood clot in the lungs
I have read that ones a blood test and oximeter can come out well and still have a problem with a blood clot
this all started to happen since the cupping
Well the cupping will not cause a blood clot
and given your age - very Unlikely you have a blood clot
and what is probably happening is anxiety about what you have done - such as the cupping, and combined with weight loss, your recent illness.
So why all of a sudden my heart rate was at 100 the next day and now my heart is not acting normal as usual... With one movement my heart rate is jumping
Usually when I see PE's - pulmonary embolisms - blood clots in the lungs - a person has a low pulse Ox, and they can not even talk, type on a computer
Your heart rate can all be explained by anxiety, a respiratory infection, etc - but very Unlikely due to a clot
Unless you have a very good reason for a blood clot in the lung called a PE - I would say you do not have it
Is it possible to have a minor clot and not be that strong...?
You would not be able to function, plus heart rates are a LOT higher with PE's - usually around 150
no, a minor clot - is very unlikely too
I think if you just continue to treat the H. pylori, eat well, try to exercise, you should improve and try not to do this cupping or any other NON-medical procedures on yourself
I hope this helps
Thank you... What kind of doctor would i goto to check for a respiratory infection?
You can see a general physician, family doctor, or an Internal Medicine doctor
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We spoke about a week ago or so... I started walking more and i felt more oxygen to the brain and everything seemed much clearer! But now i started feeling sharp pains on top of my head and the side... My ears are popping and it feels as if my jaw is very tight... I feel like im getting oxygen to my brain but now these symptoms... As well i keep forgetting everything... Could this be symptoms of a blood clot in the brain? Also i forgot to mention while im under stress the image in front of me looks like its shaking. For example while im doing push ups... Or while my food is digesting because of the gastritis i stare at somethingsnd the image shakes....
5'8 160 lbs... Yes the exercise is new. Because i lost 60 Lbs from the helico.
So the ekg will be ablento know if it is a clot even if the clot has traveled to the brain?