• rhotonanita rhotonanita
    May 22, 2011
    Can congestive heart failure cause a feeling of swelling out under the ribs, left upper quadrant ?
    rhotonanita rhotonanita
    May 22, 2011

    feel like cracked ribs?, short of breath, cant get back up from squatting position, never had that problem until like 3 months ago, have gained 60 lbs in 9 months, have been on Tegretol for 16 years for Anger, understand it can cause congestive heart failure, break out in sweats all the time, everything makes me short of breath, look 6 or 7 months pregnant and while I am leaning down slightly to keyboard, it is killing my ribs and upper stomach area ? What is this ?

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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    May 22, 2011
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    May 22, 2011

    Hi Rhotonanita,

     

    I encourage you to contact your physician ASAP to determine the cause of your symptoms. Here is a link to information:

     

    Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

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    • rhotonanita
      May 23, 2011
      rhotonanita
      May 23, 2011

      Thank you Linda,

       

      I have been to the urgent care clinic here and the ambulanced me to the Emergency in the next large city, Unfortunately I stayed for another 7 hrs and just couldnt stand the sitting any a chair any longer and they had so many people there every bed was full in back with people lining hallways in stretchers too and waiting room comletely full, I just couldnt stand another 5 hers of sitting straight up so I left but am going back today, Monday, to see if the doctors can pull up all the test they did. ekg, chest e-rays, all kinda blood work - 8 tubes, urine test. I will go and stay this time till I get an answer, this is very scary, they also told me from some blood test in Jan or Feb that I have Hyponatremia, low blood sodium and that it is not because I am waterlogged as some people led me to beleive. Thank you very much for your suggestions and the site you sent me to.  Thank you, Anita Rhoton    rhotonanita@yahoo.com, if you want to write me anything else, any suggestions, I bought lots of sport drinks this weekend and I have some water pills, but I need to get the kind the doctor wants me to have. thank you again

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