Sunday, May 22, 2011 rhotonanita, Community Member, asks

Q: Can congestive heart failure cause a feeling of swelling out under the ribs, left upper quadrant ?

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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5/22/11 4:13pm

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, Community Member
5/23/11 7:24am

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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By rhotonanita, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/23/11, First Published: 05/22/11