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Sun Oct 2, 2022, 07:45 PM

I have a sudden and significant heart murmur...

Öit developed in two weeks. Waiting for cardiologist but could tell my doctor was really freaked out.

Iím pretty freaked out but it reinforces my thinking that I had Covid before the lockdown. I developed type 2 diabetes in 2021 and now this.

Iím on bed rest until my next round of tests. I may have to do more than lurk and read.

Anyone with it, too? Advice? Iím 51 and the only child caregiver for my 90-year-old Dad.

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Reply I have a sudden and significant heart murmur... (Original post)
Blue_playwright Oct 2022 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2022 #1
Tetrachloride Oct 2022 #2
Blue_playwright Oct 2022 #10
yankee87 Oct 2022 #3
TFRD Oct 2022 #4
SheltieLover Oct 2022 #5
skylucy Oct 2022 #6
mercuryblues Oct 2022 #7
Karadeniz Oct 2022 #8
Bayard Oct 2022 #9

Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 07:50 PM

1. I have a congenital heart murmur, from a small mitral valve prolapse.

The first thing I'd tell you: Try not to worry. I know, it's not easy.

Is the bed rest your idea, or your doctor's?

Heart murmurs are common and much can be done about them. Since you don't know what kind you have, it's problematic to give any real advice.

Be good to yourself!

I hope all will be well.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 07:51 PM

2. First, an easy diet adjustment.

Water before every meal and before every cup of coffee or tea.

Go buy apples, oranges, plums.

Salad plates of carrots, broccoli , cauliflower. Beans or peas or lentil soups. Go REAL easy on the salt.

Forget the majority of beef, pork, cheese. Forget all sausage. Chicken, eggs and fish are okay.

I did most of these. Your blood pressure will drop a bit in a short time.

I hear Air Fryers are for the win. Cancel out the fried food.

Watch happy movies and tv shows such as Extraordinary Attorney Woo (South Korean 16 episode series).

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 12:43 AM

10. I manage a bbq joint...

😢😢😢

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 07:53 PM

3. Same as Wife

My wife had the same with Covid. She got real sick, we forced her to the hospital and found the heart issues. Murmur and then a heart attack. In blood thinners and because of this found out she has sleep apnea. Get tested with a cardiologist ASAP. Nothing to screw with.
Good luck and get well

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 07:55 PM

4. 💜🤗💜

May Love's Healing Light Shine Upon You...

Cargiver.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 08:02 PM

5. Healing vibes on the way! 💗💗💗

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 08:45 PM

6. No advice, but many many positive vibes being sent your way.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 08:48 PM

7. The best advice I can give you

is to follow your doctor's advice to a T.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 10:27 PM

8. My husband has a heart problem and he follows doctor's orders faithfully. Tomorrow he'll be 80!!!

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 11:47 PM

9. Wow

That's a pretty quick development. No warnings, like dizziness or shortness of breath?

Sending good thoughts your way.

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