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    Friday, February 15, 2008

    Set on Vibrate

    This is apparently what's going on with my heart's cell phone. Ha. Ha.

    For the last few days, once in a while, it feels like my heart is buzzing. I thought it was my lungs, and I thought I just had some congestion, you know how that sometimes feels "buzzy" when you breathe? So I stopped breathing when it was happening last night, and it kept going. So it's NOT my lungs, it's my heart. It lasts a few seconds and then goes away, but it's coming more frequently as the days go by. Also feels like I can't quite catch my breath (can't quite breathe in deep enough) when it happens.

    This is a little scary, actually. Anyone know if a buzzing heart is a sign of a heart attack? OY...I'm off to google...

    UPDATE: Everything I can find suggests it's a heart murmur. Which would NOT surprise me. Samantha has a benign murmur, and my dad has irregular heartbeat, and Mom's heart races a lot, wouldn't surprise me if she had one, too. So based on what I've read, a lot of people had this same thing, went and spent a TON of money on EKG's/CTScans/tests/x-rays, all to find out that their hearts are fine, they just have a slight murmur.

    So for now I am going to continue trying to take better care of myself all the time, and try to ignore the buzzing in my heart. Now that I know it's nothing "serious", it's kind of just irritating. Then again, is there anything that buzzes repeatedly that's NOT irritating?


    herself75 said...

    PLEASE do not let Google diagnose you! call your Dr!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Sounds like anxiety to me..... =)

    Deb said...

    No, no, NO!! Please go to the doctor! I'm not suggesting that you're having a heart attack, but women's heart problems present VERY differently than men's, and most women who do have heart attacks and other serious issues say the same thing: I felt a little strange, but didn't think anything of it.


    Jill said...

    I agree with the others. Please go see the doctor. Pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top?