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This weekend I will be mostly hooked up to a heart monitor. I am having a 72 hour ECG to check my heart out. So this is my Sunday Photo this week.
72 Hour ECG – My Sunday Photo
A few months ago I spoke about my strange symptoms of the past year. Last April I started having heart racing, palpitations and chest pains. I wondered whether I’d had the Covid-19 virus. And was I suffering from long covid?
It is impossible to know whether I had the virus last February, but I had a lot of possible symptoms. I had a strange facial rash and irritation, and suffered for a week with headaches that came on suddenly and were excruciating. At the same time I had a mild cough. Everything came and went in the same week.
Without a test, who knows if my symptoms were covid related? And who knows if the ongoing palpitations and chest pains I get are anything to do with this?
All I know is that my GP doesn’t seem to care that I am suffering. And that no-one can give me any answers. I had a 24 hour ambulatory ECG (like this monitor, but only hooked to me for less than 24 hours) back in September last year but the doctors wanted to discharge me after it!
As well as the monitor, I have been given a diary sheet to document any other symptoms that I suffer whilst I am wearing all the leads!
And yes, I can shower, but it involves removing all the leads and being ultra careful not to unstick the monitor pads. It’s all a bit fiddly, and a bit hard to sleep with a monitor digging in. I can’t wait to take it off to be honest.
However, hopefully this 72 hour trace will give me a few more ideas as to what is going on. As I know that I cannot go on with all these palpitations and chest pains without any answers!