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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?

    4 comments:

    herself75 said...

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

    Anonymous said...

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

    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.

    Please.

    Jill said...

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