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posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 11:52 PM
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One important thing, do not tell the doctor you had a possible seizure while driving.




posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse


I have tachychardia so the tunnel vision may be part of that.

My Dad had an ablation for that kind of Arythmia. Thats a shallow hammer beat opposed to my moms type, a-fib, or irregular beat.

Both fail to supply enough blood to the brain during 'episodes' , also creating a risk of stroke from blood clot formation in the heart, which then flows to the brain.

My mom had a stroke from that.


Your mothers is probably a hupotension to the brain too, low blood volume also triggers that, when I feel as if my head is going to spin, I just drink a glass of water and it does not get bad. Still light headed but no spin or headache.

Water thins the blood, improving circulation during episodes. De hydration, hi cholesterol, hypertension, arterial disease, all effect the blood . Risk of stroke during episodes is increased by thicker blood which can form clots during episodes of arrhythmia. Are you on any blood thinner meds? Have you had an ablation to cure the arrhythmia?

Bummer conditions. My mom was driving on the freeway one time when an a-fib episode began. She remembers loosing vision, but still being conscious, hanging onto the wheel and driving straight until her vision returned.

OMG...

There is a cure for tachycardia. Expensive, my parents both had medicare insurance and supplements to cover the cost. Must be nice, huh.

I completely identify with your condition, I went thru hell with my parents taking care of them during their illness, stroke, rehab, diagnosis, testing, multi ablations and recovery phases.

Both are now cured.

Old is a state of mind, right?

My parents arrhythmia was hereditary too. I can look forward to both types, TC and AF, 'when I get old'.

Haha.

How I survived all those years smoking cigarettes, drug abuse and living under bridges... I should be dead many times over, anyway (cough cough).

Heres to staying hydrated... some doctor once said, if you want to prevent stroke and heart attack, drink an 8 oz glass of water after meals, before bed and upon waking.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
One important thing, do not tell the doctor you had a possible seizure while driving.

After my mom had her (minor) stroke the hospital automatically reported it to the DMV who promptly revoked her license.

Required by law.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: wylekat

Did you have any tunnel vision associated with that ? Did you have the impression your vision was dark but you could still hear sound?


Nope- just the car went by one car, and then, did it again. The BEST way I can describe it is the scene from Kung Pow, except it was a whole lot quicker, and not at all as fun:

www.youtube.com...

Matrix style De Ja Vu? Are you describing a repeat of events like that?



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: wylekat

My husband has had 3 strokes and I am wondering if you could have had
a mini-stroke.
A few years ago I was sitting in front of my computer.I heard and felt a
popping in my head followed by a headache.I was in the ER for several
hours,several tests which included a spinal tap...nothing wrong!



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus

originally posted by: wylekat
a reply to: Plotus

I hope I get something *out* of my doctor concerning my MRI...
Are you being firm with your doctor ? That is to say, calling and asking for results or indications ? Being to courteous and silent won't benefit you any. If your having MRI's it's not a Podunk country doctor 'sure-nuff' you know what I mean. They should be acting very professional. A consultation would seem in order.. Hoping you some better responses...


Doctors are sketchy AF these days. Or maybe they always were and I just didn't know it. I've always been healthy enough to stay far away from them unless I needed refills on the epilepsy meds. Obviously if you have epilepsy you won't be doing anything without them.

I have seen people lay in hospital beds for weeks with the doctors just not even trying to help them. If you directly ask them "What the hell is wrong with me?" you will be lucky if you ever get a straight answer. Especially if it's serious. They're terrified of anything that means "you might end up dead".



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

My problem is I pee out all my sodium. That is a genetic trait. I found this in my DNA app, I actually have four different gensets that show this.

I like the way they state that these are good traits, you can use as much salt as you want and will not have a problem. Yeah....in a society where salt is evil, I get the evil eye when I salt things or buy salty things. My wife looks at me like I am an evil being, she does not have these genetic gensets, in fact she needs to moderate salt use or she will have problems.

I have had low blood volume problems all my life, the thing is my dad and uncles on his side also had the heart problems of the same kind. They ate salt fish, smoked fish, and pickled herring a lot, anything salty, not much sweet foods. The main problem with the diuretic hormone is on the Y chromosome. Passed on from father to son. Now there is a female version of this and I have those ones from my mother too along with the other copy from my fathers mother., but they just make it so I can eat salt with no problem, the one from my father makes it so my level will go too low unless I eat at least the RDA of salt everyday.

The result of this is hypovolemia and hyponatremia, and sometimes hypoglycemia because I also pee out my sugars. That is what causes the tachychardia somehow. I also make way too much insulin, so I get lots of energy and can work a lot, because salt moderates insulin production. I can easily wind up with too high of potassium and too low sodium, luckily I do pee out the potassium too. A little coffee takes care of that though.

I eat onions, but too much can thin my blood too much then I am lightheaded a lot, but no crashes anyway from that, If I do not eat enough salt, I become weak. Like I said, living in a society where salt is evil sucks when you have my genetics. My oldest daughter also gets the attacks and has a heart rate of about one twenty. in Hyponatremia, usually there are signs of Tachychardia,

I donated blood twice, both times I went to sleep for a long time. Thirty six hours the first time and almost forty eight the second time. When I went back in the third time I mentioned it to the guy taking blood and he chuckled and said it was probably a coincidence while looking at his chart. Then he started to stutter and shake and his voice went all weird and he told me never ever to give blood again, never let anyone try to talk me into it. I was afraid he was going to tear apart my vein when he was taking out the part he had installed. to take the blood. He was shaking so bad. I do not know what he saw in that chart from the last two draw testing, but it sure got him nervous. I thought he was going to have a heart attack.

When I tried to get the info from the blood bank, they said they only keep the info for seven years so I could not find out what he saw in them. Since I was young I was told I had a blood problem, the doctor who initially did it said it was not hemophilia, he had no idea what it was. I know now why I got so many nosebleeds when I was young, I loved old dutch onion and garlic potato chips.
I would eat a whole sixty nine cents bag of them at a go. That was an eleven ounce bag back in the late sixties.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: wylekat

My husband has had 3 strokes and I am wondering if you could have had
a mini-stroke.
A few years ago I was sitting in front of my computer.I heard and felt a
popping in my head followed by a headache.I was in the ER for several
hours,several tests which included a spinal tap...nothing wrong!


Sounds like a ministroke to me, actually we all have them quite often. I think another word for them is brain farts.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse


If you have seizures, your doctor may need to contact the Sec. of State.
Read more here
www.webmd.com...
Check your state info here
www.epilepsy.com...
edit on Sun Mar 25 2018 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: mamabeth

I found my test results on the Mychart app. I'm *fine*.


Yesterday said I am ANYTHING but fine. Wouldn't a stroke show up as something from all of those tests?



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: wylekat

Did you have any tunnel vision associated with that ? Did you have the impression your vision was dark but you could still hear sound?


Nope- just the car went by one car, and then, did it again. The BEST way I can describe it is the scene from Kung Pow, except it was a whole lot quicker, and not at all as fun:

www.youtube.com...

Matrix style De Ja Vu? Are you describing a repeat of events like that?


Yes. But this one *hurt*.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
One important thing, do not tell the doctor you had a possible seizure while driving.


Too late. Then again- the only way to get action is to make it sound as bad as possible. :|



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: wylekat

You'd have to see it.
It is a symptom of a petit mal seizures and temporal lobe seizures.
www.webmd.com...


Nope. Didn't do that.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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According to the test results on the Mychart app- I'm just all peachy. I hear the word 'hypochondriac' from the doc, I am gonna lose it. What in the level **** is going on?!

I will be asking the doctor that as well. I don't need to be randomly blowing a fuse while trying to walk down the street, or to the store, or anything else.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:14 PM
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That is what causes the tachychardia somehow.

Heart rhythm is controlled by electrical signals from the brain. Irregular signals or arrhythmia is genetic. The brain and heart mapping of this network of signals that make the heart muscles convulse and pump blood are complex, the timing exact. Nothing in the blood can cause the arrhythmia episodes. Its a brain heart EM thing.

Conditions of the blood can cause complications during arrhythmia like clot formation that can result in stroke.

Otherwise, arrhythmia is annoying generally, can disrupt lifestyle and I guess cause an accident if fainting spells occur during driving for instance.

It is scary to suddenly feel your heart beating weirdly, racing, thudding or missing beats, and then begin to lose consciousness.

Grabs chest , gasps, (is this it?!)



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: wylekat

Did you have any tunnel vision associated with that ? Did you have the impression your vision was dark but you could still hear sound?


Nope- just the car went by one car, and then, did it again. The BEST way I can describe it is the scene from Kung Pow, except it was a whole lot quicker, and not at all as fun:

www.youtube.com...

Matrix style De Ja Vu? Are you describing a repeat of events like that?


Yes. But this one *hurt*.

I don't understand. Your response and the youtube suggested you are somehow 'repeating' snippets of life.

Where did it 'Hurt' when it happened?



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: rickymouse


That is what causes the tachychardia somehow.

Heart rhythm is controlled by electrical signals from the brain. Irregular signals or arrhythmia is genetic. The brain and heart mapping of this network of signals that make the heart muscles convulse and pump blood are complex, the timing exact. Nothing in the blood can cause the arrhythmia episodes. Its a brain heart EM thing.

Conditions of the blood can cause complications during arrhythmia like clot formation that can result in stroke.

Otherwise, arrhythmia is annoying generally, can disrupt lifestyle and I guess cause an accident if fainting spells occur during driving for instance.

It is scary to suddenly feel your heart beating weirdly, racing, thudding or missing beats, and then begin to lose consciousness.

Grabs chest , gasps, (is this it?!)




My uncle had a nerve to his heart taken off, it supposedly sent a second signal to the heart. When he had that removed his heart rate went down to half, his was like mine, between one ten and one twenty. When they did that operation he felt great, the doctors said his muscles, veins, and arteries to the heart were like those of an eighteen year old and he should do good for years. Two and a half years later, he had some heart problems, they took him into the hospital to do the operation. The same doctor did the surgery as before, as soon as he touched the artery, it broke, it had gotten brittle in that two years. I talked to him, he said he could not figure how it deteriorated so fast. He actually warned me against that operation. They do not do that operation much anymore, my uncle was not the only one who got problems after it.

I never figured I would live past thirty, so I am appreciative I am still here, this is a bonus for me. There is no cure for my problem, I accepted that years ago. I just have to avoid stress and avoid jumping into doing things too quickly, I could outwork anyone, but I just had to learn how to start working, I could run but had to do it a certain way or my BP followed my heartrate up. The tachychardia is just an inconvenience.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: rickymouse
One important thing, do not tell the doctor you had a possible seizure while driving.


Too late. Then again- the only way to get action is to make it sound as bad as possible. :|


My epilepsy is more of a health threat than my tachychardia. But if I eat right to control the epilepsy, it is just an inconvenience like the heart problems are. I like the foods that I eat to control the epilepsy, but soup almost every day kind of sucks. I want some cake now and then, but avoid it now like the plague. I haven't had a regular seizure in years, but if I miss eating the diet I need every day, I come close to getting a seizure.

I make these special soups for my kids, the same ones I make for my epilepsy actually work great for stopping viruses. People really like my soups, been making soup two to three times a week for over eight years now. Sure, it tastes great but after eating homemade soup almost every day for eight years, it gets kind of old. I would love to pig down on a whole cake.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: wylekat

Did you have any tunnel vision associated with that ? Did you have the impression your vision was dark but you could still hear sound?


Nope- just the car went by one car, and then, did it again. The BEST way I can describe it is the scene from Kung Pow, except it was a whole lot quicker, and not at all as fun:

www.youtube.com...

Matrix style De Ja Vu? Are you describing a repeat of events like that?


Yes. But this one *hurt*.

I don't understand. Your response and the youtube suggested you are somehow 'repeating' snippets of life.

Where did it 'Hurt' when it happened?


Exactly like someone squeezed my head, followed by nausea, and this uneasy feeling like one would get riding a roller coaster with too many inversions. Which, I have done. The ones where I blanked out were just that- I didn't know anything had happened, till I realized a few seconds had passed.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: wylekat

Definitely heart related, loss of blood supply to the brain. You should have that checked. Pressure on the head is not a good thing, related to high blood pressure, caused by a variety of factors. Could result in something serious, like aneurism, burst blood vessel.

Simple to get blood pressure checked at doctors, blood draw to check for abnormalities.



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