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  • The flu

    Anyone know why it is, that if you arent feeling well (flu,cold etc.....) that when you are walking around it is VERY hard to breathe and it feels like your heart is racing.

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    Re: The flu

    I'm sure there is a 'medical' answer that would be better than mine but here goes with my "thoughts". Anytime I am sick it seems that my heart/body go into overdrive trying to maintain just normal levels of living. I always find myself more out of breath, etc. and in my thoughts it's because our hearts already work harder than others because of the HCM and when you tax the body more with illness it's works harder still. A 'normal' person when sick can feel 'weak' and I think our threshold of 'weak' is much different then them.

    However, if you are really struggling with breathing and your heart is really racing, please consider medical attention, there is always the possibility that something else is going on that needs to be addressed.

    Lynn Stewart
    HOCM 4/2002
    Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002