If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

DAUGHTER's TEST

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

HCMA FORUM ARCHIVE Find out more about HCMA FORUM ARCHIVE
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • DAUGHTER's TEST

    [DAUGHTER's TEST]

    Author: CONNIE (---.direcpc.com)

    Date: 06-10-02 15:01

    HI EVERYONE........

    we got our 15 yr old daughters test results back this past friday, and it showed a normal reading. Dr brooks said she showed no signs of HCM............but to have her tested again in 15 months. So neither of my kids have it (so far)...........My brother and 1 of my sisters tested o.k also, my other sister is scheduled to have her test today..........Im keeping my fingers crossed that this horrid thing has left everyone alone in my family and just focused on me to agrivate. I havent had much to say on the board lately..........but I check in daily to read all the post...I guess I gather strength from all here.......and learn to deal..........and count my lucky stars Im as healthy as I am........it could be worse.

    I did have a question???? Does everyone experience chest pain on the left side most of the time? My chest aches alot. Some time I go for days and it doesent hurt..then all of a sudden it will hurt for days. My doctor said it was the lack of oxygen to the heart muscel..........any input on this??? Im trying to find a specialist that is near by to go see......I found a Doctor Perry in Birmingham Ala at U A B . Connie

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [Re: DAUGHTER's TEST]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (208.47.172.---)

    Date: 06-10-02 15:10

    There is a very good electrophysiologist in Birmingham, Dr Epstein. He is very well respected.

    Re the chest pain issue, everyone experiences "chest pain" a little differently, some people have "chest pain" in ther jaw, back or upper arm/shoulder.

    If you can connect your chest pain to activities..such as...well maybe walking around a large apartment complex, up and down stairs and being in the heat...well maybe you might want to think about altering your activities...

    (for those of you reading this Connie knows just what I am talking about)

    Best wishes,

    Lisa Salberg

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [Re: DAUGHTER's TEST]

    Author: karla (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 06-11-02 14:21

    In response to your chest pain...sounds like my husband's description. He can go for a couple days at a time and not have it and then go for days having it almost all the time. His does not seem to get worse with activities, however, he gets it mostly when he is 'at rest'. I'm assuming it's because of his dysfunction on the left side of his heart - from what I've read anyways.

    Good luck to you!

    Karla

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [Re: DAUGHTER's TEST]

    Author: Susan (---.ceg.com)

    Date: 06-11-02 15:51

    I too have chest pains/ aches in the left side of my chest. I can go for days/weeks then I have it for days. Sometimes mine will radiate down my left arm and up the left side of my neck. I always have an awareness of the left side of my chest even if it is not aching. It never feels like the other side. Hard to explain but glad I'm not the only one that has this. I love this board, so much sharing!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [Re: DAUGHTER's TEST]

    Author: Connie (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 06-11-02 21:15

    Thanks Guys.For the responses...........Lisa knows what I do for a living.I manage a 72 unit apartment complex.there is a lot of walking involved.but since I was diognosed w/ HCM,,,I told my supervisor what i can and cant do and i have to be careful.she understood. I have never really noticed that any thing in particular makes my chest ache...it will just start out of the blue.....all the comments about the jaw pain..left arm pain and numbness, different places it hurts...is so familiar to me.........and to think I went to a bone doctor last year and had injections in my shoulder (major pain) for nothing......all along it was HCM!!!

    Im with Susan...about the left side feeling different all the time...it hasent felt normal in years.............I can take a couple of Tynol Arthiritis when it aches really bad and it will ease the pain somewhat...go figure!!

    I think it was Martha who posted about her children treating her different....my husband, my sisters, my kids..all treat me like Im gonna drop any minute. I catch my husband watching me...whats he looking for???Course I watch him since he had that HEART ATTACK!! Every one take care...............connie
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
Working...
X