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Having irregular heart beats, periods of fatigue, pain from

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Having irregular heart beats, periods of fatigue, pain from middle upper back through to chest since Saturday morning. Irregular heart beats after exercise (walking), or when I get tired in evening. Some lightheadedness, sleepiness. Went to an ER Saturday night and they found nothing on CXR, EKG and blood tests. Even saw my regular doctor yesterday who told me it's in my head and never even listened to my heart. I am not anxious when having these episodes and if I am giving myself irregular heart beats, then I am crazy! I had a pulse ox monitor for the finger (grandson has asthma) and I can see my heart beat is irregular at those times when I can also feel it! PaO2 only goes down to 97% from 99% however and at times I'm OK. A Nitro pill does help somewhat. How can I make my doctor listen to me?

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

I'm sorry to hear about these symptoms

Dr Brims :

Did you feel the irregular heartbeat during the EKG?

Customer:

No.....I had been resting in the bed and my heart had calmed down.

Dr Brims :

Okay, then you should ask your doctor if he will order a holter monitor for you, this is like an EKG but you wear it for several days

Dr Brims :

It should detect the irregular heartbeat, and it is small so you wear it under your clothes

Customer:

That's what I need, is something that will record it. Good idea. I can call my doctor in the morning. That would answer the question. Thanks!

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

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Customer:

I just needed a second opinion like that.......Good evening. :)

Dr Brims :

Same to you

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