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by notvaporlocked
January 19th, 2008, 2:58 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Caffeine?
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Signs That You're Drinking Too Much Coffee; >Juan Valdez names his Donkey after you. >You answer the door before people knock >You just completed another sweater and you don't know how to knit >You grind your coffee beans in your mouth >You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without u...
by notvaporlocked
January 19th, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Shortness of breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3293

Don Funny you should mention that. When I am riding in the front seat of a vehicle I find myself not breathing when I talk to the driver. Weirdest thing, I don't do it when I'm driving. I also don't breathe right when I'm on the phone with my kids. I never am aware of this at the time. I have always...
by notvaporlocked
January 18th, 2008, 5:28 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Smart Keys - FC or anyone???
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Cyndie

Gotta be a "Don't trust a salesman" message in there somewhere. I have to sadly admit I was one once.

Cool technology though, dontcha think. I'm waiting for the day when I can wistle and my pickup will come to me :D
by notvaporlocked
January 18th, 2008, 5:23 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Shortness of breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3293

Keith makes a good point. Try standing in the middle of the room and going throught the same motions and see if all the associated arm movements give you a simular feeling. As I think about it now it may be related to the hot water and how your skin is warming up and the capilariies and blood vessel...
by notvaporlocked
January 17th, 2008, 5:27 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Does shocks weaken heart
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

I was reading back through the previous weeks to get up to speed here earlier today. One post was talking about this and if I remember correctly, one Dr. thought 30 zaps would do some damage. Hopefully someone that was involved first hand can comment.
by notvaporlocked
January 16th, 2008, 12:04 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: ICD and pacing
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

ICD and pacing

My Medtronic is a dual chanber and up till a couple days ago was only set primarily as an ICD. It has paced me out of trouble a couple times in the last 16 months but I am having a lot of bigemeny and trigemeny lately he decided to turn up the pacer function so that I am paced most of the time. My q...
by notvaporlocked
January 14th, 2008, 8:51 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Weclome Terry!
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Whenever I would feel the first indications of a VT run starting if I immediately beared down I had a lot of success heading it off. By bearing down, I would tighten my body muscles in an attempt to put a slight quick spike in my blood pressure. Forgive me but, like having a bowel movement when thin...
by notvaporlocked
January 14th, 2008, 5:32 pm
Forum: 2008 Forum Posts
Topic: Mayo Clinic
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

CarlB I had an ablation in 1990 at Mayo and it was one of the best things I ever did. Prior to that had dealt with SVT for 23 years with limited success with drugs. The procedure is a lot like a regular old angiogram except it can take longer. I mostly remember the Vallium, which REALLY works good o...
by notvaporlocked
January 14th, 2008, 12:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: .·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*:·.INTRODUCTION THREAD.·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*:·.
Replies: 1165
Views: 400435

Hello, my name is Terry. I am 54, married to the love of my life and have an Medtronic two lead ICD named Dudley. I started having runs of SVT in my early teans. Over the years tried several meds which were mostly ineffective. I discovered early on that I could sometimes stop the SVT by bearing down...