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Long QT Scare

Happy weekend everyone! It’s been a hellish week for me. I’m a total stress-bag right now. It started when we decided to celebrate a night out with friends. I wasn’t feeling too hot. When we got to their house and I stepped out of the car, I instantly felt dizzy and sick. The urge to throw-up way overwhelming. My anxiety, of course, shot through the roof. So DH called an ambulance and they took me in. We don’t realize how bad something is until it happens to us. It turns out my heart was beating rapidly but for a reason. I have something called Long QT, a condition which affects the repolarization of the heart after a heartbeat. In a nutshell, it means that basically, my heart skips a beat which can cause fainting, drowning or sudden death. Each episode is triggered by stress. Like I need another crap-apple on my plate.

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There are many drugs that actually cause Long QT such as anti-anxiety and bipolar medications.

Dealing with the salt in your body and stress can help keep Long QT under control.

Sometimes surgery is required or other medications to help the condition.

I needed a shopping day and I found some adorable dresses online while trying to keep myself calm and not think about how severe this is.

Symptoms of Long QT are fainting, quick heartbeat, weakness, and blurred vision. A fainting spell can occur without warning. Another common sign of Long QT is seizures caused by the heart beating abnormally.


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Overall it was a bummer weekend and I hope next weekend gets better. I’m not a doctor and I don’t pretend to be but if you guys suspect that you might suffer from Long QT, please go and see your family doctor immediately. It’s funny how body talks to us. It tells us when it feels good or bad. We just don’t always listen. So open your ears because knowing what is going on with you and your body just might save your life!

 

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