Monday, November 9, 2009

Response to Christy's Comment


Thanks for the response about taking beta blockers. I appreciate your advice!

I believe that the Flexeril I'd been taking recently helped to increase my heart rate and possibly the anxiousness of being prepped for surgery had a role in the increased heart rate as well.

I also feel that my heart rate has gradually gotten better (although, obviously not perfect) since being off of Synthroid (I now take the Armour Thyroid).

True, that nasty Graves' Disease can cause the heart rate to increase as well.

I did visit with a Cardiologist last week. Of course, he noticed the Tachycardia and a heart murmur. He said that it's not something to be alarmed about, but I appreciate that he has me scheduled for a number of tests to make sure all bases are covered.

I appreciate your sharing your positive experience regarding taking beta blockers. If the Cardiologist feels I need them, then I will probably be a good girl and take them.

Thanks again,


Christy (CPJ) said...

Hey, I'm just glad I could return the favor for all the times you've given me food for thought on my journey! :) Glad to hear if they prescribe it again you'll be a good girl - haha.

ChyvonneB said...

Thanks! I'm glad to give and receive support.