“What was that supposed to be?” My husband often asks the question in a playful manner. Playful, because he knows exactly what it is. “What was that move?” I’m teasingly asked the question at work . Curious strangers avert their gaze and say nothing. I wonder if they are making silent judgments. So, what is it? It’s my inability to walk a straight line. I tend to veer right. I lose my balance . I lose my rhythm. I need a wide berth to accommodate my arms, which occasionally fly out to the side to correct my faulty steering. If I ever need to walk that straight line -- heel to toe, heel to toe -- for a cop at the side of the road, I can only hope I am able to post bail. If you didn’t know me, all appearances point toward alcohol or drug abuse, but that would be incorrect.
Multiple sclerosis took away any hint of grace I may have had. Lack of balance, lack of coordination, and vertigo have ganged up and forced me to live my life on a surfboard. Every...
Alternative Names Bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome; Sinus node dysfunction Symptoms Usually, no symptoms occur. Symptoms that do occur are nonspecific and may mimic other disorders. Symptoms may include: Chest pain or angina Confusion or other changes in mental status Fainting or near-fainting Fatigue Dizziness or light-headedness Sensation of feeling the heart beat ( palpitations ) Shortness of breath Signs and tests The patient's heart rate may be very slow at any time. Blood pressure may be normal or low. Sick sinus syndrome may cause symptoms of heart failure to occur or worsen. Sick sinus syndrome is diagnosed when the symptoms occur only during episodes of arrhythmia. However, this often is difficult to prove. An ECG may show various abnormal heart rhythms related to this syndrome. Holter monitoring is an effective tool for diagnosing sick sinus syndrome because of the episodic nature of the disorder. Extremely slow heart rate and prolonged pauses may be seen during Holter monitoring, along with ...
Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN/DECONGESTANT/ACETAMINOPHEN/ANTIHISTAMINE -
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