I picked up my HearTrak event monitor on Thursday, and immediately headed to Target for a long-postponed trip to pick up necessities.
I figured I was killing two birds with one stone -- picking up Very Important Purchases like bubble bath for my preschooler and hopefully triggering my tendency to faint or feel like I'm about to pass out while wandering the aisles at Target.
Wouldn't you know? No major dizziness, although I did record while having some dizziness. Sigh.
Since then, while I've had some major vertigo, I haven't come anywhere close to passing out, which is what they really want me to capture with the monitor. I have, however, captured over a dozen weird palpitations that the folks I transmit to say they can definitely see. (Proof it's not entirely in my head! Woohoo! :-)
Meanwhile, I wear this thing for two weeks. And if it still doesn't capture what the cardiologist is hoping to capture, possibly for two more weeks after that.
I guess the only other news I have to share is my AM Cortisol levels are totally normal so my internist says there's no reason to suspect adrenal insufficiency. I was pretty sure that wouldn't be an issue since everything I read about them didn't fit my symptoms and experiences.
Now here's hoping for some events to really monitor ...
Whew! - This has been me all summer :-/ *Thank God for air conditioning! *
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