Hi there, dear friends 😀
Further to my post “Admitted Into Hospital With Heart Arrhythmia” written a few days ago , I found out today from my cardiologist that it is okay to have irregular heartbeats happening. Phew! 😀
This morning, I had gone back to the hospital to find out the results of my baseline tests (urine, blood, stools) as well as to take a 2-D Heart Echo test. All my test results came out normal – my heart is normal, my liver and kidneys are functioning normally, blood pressure is normal at 122 over 70, my blood sugar has gone down from 5.9 four months ago to 5.4 now, my thyroid is function normally…..however, the only problem I have now is a high cholesterol level of 6.4! 😳
Because I am at a perimenopausal age when the lowering or erratic levels of hormones could result in some real health issues, my cardiologist did not rule out the possibility of hormones affecting my heart rate. He said hormones can cause increased heart rates, not irregular heart beats. Anyway, I will do a hormonal profile test when I visit my gynaecologist in a few months.
Meanwhile, my cardiologist said my irregular heartbeats are benign and I can continue with my life’s routine as usual. Meanwhile, he has prescribed me Inderal Propranolol in 20mg doses to be taken 3 times a day for now. I found that this medicine do help to calm me down and reduce the intensity of the irregular heart beats. He said I could also lower the dosage to just once in the evening when I told him of my worries about its long term effects . 💡
I found interesting information on Propranolol being used for alleviating anxiety and countering migraines at some forums HERE and HERE.
So, if you are experiencing irregular heart beats, do see your doctor or a cardiologist and have some tests done. Your irregular heart beats may just be benign and are one of those things that just happen without any causes nor triggers at all. Recently, I found a simple but cool remedy for my irregular heartbeats – my husband would make me a small cup of espresso (1 shot or 1 ounce to be espressed in less than 15 seconds for the least amount of caffeine) and that will help to calm my heart! 😆
With best wishes,
Added on 29 August, 2012
I had gone off the Inderal since last Sunday, as I didn’t want to rely on medication and chemicals to calm my heart. 😥 Instead, on Monday I have gone to visit my lady healer friend for a healing massage as well as to tell her my irregular heatbeats. She has a few theories, which I am testing out now for a week and will post here to tell you all about them once I have confirmed my findings. 😀
Meanwhile, I am very lucky to have Christine from Canada dropped by here a few days ago and she opened up a whole new , exciting world of herbs and tinctures to me. You can follow our discussion below. I am so looking forward to making my own tinctures, but right now, I have to find motherwort first in Malaysia …so far, I have looked at pictures in the Internet and this site has some good pictures and information on motherwort.
The other fruit that I am looking for to treat high cholesterol is hawthorn. So far, I have only seen dried hawthorn in Malaysia (picture below) and I will start a new post on Hawthron Tincture once I make some. 😉