Sunday, November 30, 2008

here we go again

So I've been doing very well in general since my Masto diagnosis. Up until last night, the only time I came close to shocking was when we were in the car accident, and that was probably caused more by stress than anything.

Last night I had dinner, was watching TV with Ethan and Peter, and suddenly my heart rate went up (it has been high for a few days) and then I started sweating, and shaking, and feeling really nauseous, and then my stomach contents decided they needed to get out of me in the fastest way possible resulting in terrible stomach pain. I was able to stave off the vomiting (i really don't like vomiting, plus
once I started feeling really unwell i popped zantac and benadryl and didn't want those to come back up) and laid in bed, stationary, until i was able to meditate and get my heart rate back down (the drugs helped obviously).

Long story short, I don't know what happened, or more importantly, why. I don't know why my heart rate has been elevated (my pcp had suggested a virus when I saw her Friday) I don't know why all sorts of badness happened last night as I haven't deviated from my habits at all.

Has anyone had a shocky episode for what seems like no reason? I think I barely dodged having to use my epi pen last night or going to the ER (Ethan and Peter took shifts watching me while I slept to make sure I was breathing, and breathing normally) and I'd love to know what happened or if people have experienced episodes like these with no really obvious cause.

Luckily I have an appointment to see my Masto doc later in the week anyway, though, so that is good. I'm going to try to get in to see my PCP tomorrow to have some more bloodwork done to see if anything looks off, and maybe see if I can get another EKG or something.

The whole experience was just very scary and unreal and well, just wrong. I don't want to go back to feeling like I did in the spring of '07. That was a terrible time in my life that does not warrant repeating. I imagine this is a sentiment similar to that of many many many masto patients.

5 comments:

Kim said...

I can have a major episode if I don't eat soon enough...that is if I wait too long to eat... if it makes you feel any better, I have times when my heart just races, I feel like it is going to pop out of my chest. I try to relax and breath through it.

Bridget said...

Kim, that is totally what i've been going through. it's scary honestly...but i do feel "better" knowing that it isn't that unique or rare....though i'd rather none of us felt this way

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Claire said...

You're definitely not alone..I've also had the same experiences, without explanation...just sitting relaxing in front of the tv, or chatting to my family...or the creepy one was when my thumping heart woke me up at 5am, and resulted in another ambulance trip to the hospital. the only trigger i could come up with was a nightmare after watching a very scary movie before i went to bed...how weird ! We certainly are special, aren't we. :)

runningmommy said...

OMG, we are so like each other! I have masto too and I excercise and had had many events like the one ou described.

I've barely entered anything into my blog, but please feel free to visit my blog...

I am so excited I found this blog, I don't know anyone with masto and I'm 29 and exercise all the time and have been able to maintain my health while doing so.

I hope that you receive this comment because I'd love to talk to someone else with masto...