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Have you had any labs done like thyroid?
Hi there - No thyroid problems at all. Lost baies when I was younger and had a kidney op - floating kidney. The worst bleeding was in my leg - it pushed the muscle on to the nerve and I have a dead leg now. My INR jumped between .03 and 18 in one day quite often. And this was while I was on wafren
have you seen a cardiologist?
Hi I am here.
Sorry - hit the wrong butten. Did see one who said that I need a pacemaker and I do not believe this. I need to know if my heart was damaged by APS and what damage was done and can it be repaired or treated.
I am a Wimpy Franchisee in Vredenburg West Coast. Because I do not have a medical aid this is becomming very stressfull for me.
well, it sounds like you may have a condition called sick sinus syndrome
What is that?
APS can affect all the anatomical heart structures can be affected- it is also associated with heart block and arrhythmias
There is no treatment for this other than control of your APS and possibly a pacemaker
Now what now?
Well I would suggest that you see a second cardiologist since I am sure you would want a second opinion, but getting a pacemaker will help your symptoms tremendously
Do you know if there are any way and how I can get an appointment without sitting in ques for days, at government hospitals for this? Closest is Cape town.
do you have a GP?
honestly, I would consider seeing a cardiologist for a 1 time appointment privately- if they agree with your first cardiologist, then you can go back to him or her
it would be money well spent
Yes but he is not helping much - the doctors here are not realy interrested and do the cold and flu and pregnancy thing. I did ask at our hospital as well and nothing.
OK can you suggest one for me please?
Your best bet may be to go to the U of Cape Town
Sometimes they take on cases
E25/87 Cardiac ClinicGroote Schuur HospitalObservatory7925South Africa
Thank you so much. Wish you were here or loser to be my GP. Thanks for all the help
Wilma de Villiers
Franchisee Wimpy Vredenburg
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