Hi everyone, Had a rubbish night last night my heart was beating so fast so I spoke to a doctor and they sent a ambulance, So I arrive at hospital I have a ecg then they just leave me for 5 hours they don't come and check my heart rate once, Then a nurse comes and tells me I can go home I was so confused why bring me in (they know I'm housebound and going to hospital will leave me in a big flair) Anyway I'm waiting to be sent a appointment for a 72 hour ecg. Thanks for listing to my rant! Sorry if none of that made sense🙁
Hey @Littlelola that did make sense . What didn't make sense is for them to keep you so long for no reason . It is great that they did an ecg. But keeping you after makes no sense . Do you know how the results turned out ? When they did mine before my surgery they never told me my results and sent me home with a weird thing to test my breathing. I have no idea what it is lol. I'm happy you are okay 🤗🤗
@westerngirl They said the ecg was normal except my heart was beating to fast then they kept me for 5 hours for no reason I thought I was waiting to see a specialist or something like that but they just sent me home, I haven't even received the appointment letter yet so probably will be waiting a while for the tests, Thanks for all the support it means more thank you think 😊
LittleLola have you spoken to your GP surgery? I know my surgery does ECG's so it may be worth speaking to them instead of waiting for a letter with an appointment. I think most Dr's surgeries over here (I'm in the UK) have them now.
To be honest they should have had you at least in majors and doing your vitals every hour or in resuss and had you hooked up to all sorts of machines they have in there. They definitely shouldn't of left you for 5 hours with nothing.
Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx
@sezzy I'm in the UK as well and I have spoken to my gp but I need a 72 hour heart monitor on and only the hospital can put that on unfortunately, the gp is writing a letter saying I need to have one done urgently so hopefully that should speed things up🤞🏻I know I didn't understand why they didn't hook me up to anything. Thank you your support means a lot and you give great advice x
Ah I miss read that bit LOL got to love the fibro fog!!!! As it's the long one the GP's probably can't do it, I've known people to have the 24 hour one fitted at the GP's so I just assumed that could also be done at the GP's....they certainly don't like to make things easy!!! Hopefully your GP's letter will speed things along.
Was it just your heart beating really fast? Was this the first time it's happened? My sister ended up in hospital with her heart beating really fast a couple of times and they found there was too many electrodes on her heart and they burnt (I can't remember exactly) them off but they said that the electrodes could come back but 10 years and 2 kids later she's still ok although she thought it started to come back when she was pregnant with my now 15 month old nephew. I'll be hoping that it is something that can be easily treated xx
@ Littlelola I'm sorry they kept you so long without explaining anything to you at all. Do you have insurance? I only ask because I'm wondering if you don't if that's why they kept you longer for more money 🤔🤔
@Westrengirl, LittleLola lives in the UK and we have a free health-care system, NHS, but that's still no excuse for leaving her for 5 hours without even doing her OBS! They should of at least done them hourly. I know that A&E gets really busy but that's no excuse for leaving someone who has gone in with a serious issue like LittleLola's like that 😞 x
@sezzy A few weeks ago I started having a fast heart rate when I stood up so they thought it was something called postural tachycardia syndrome so I'm waiting for tests for that but then the other day I was just lay down resting and my heart suddenly started beating very fast so we called 111 and they called a ambulance and they checked my heart and it was going double what it should be for my age so they took me to the hospital they checked my heart and blood pressure in triage and they left me for 5 hours with nothing!