I went to the doctors today and got the same idiot doctor who failed to diagnose my chest infection in September but nevermind.
My lungs have been pretty good today, peak flows up to 75% and I couldnt hear any wheeze at all, untill I came back from the doctor that was which was really annoying.
At the doctors he did all the normal checks peak flow and pulse ox (99% =very happy with the amount of oxygen in my blood 😛 ) and he listened to my chest. He said and I quote this: “I can’t heat a wheeze, not even a crackle” so I was very happy until I got home and sat down and pretty much instantly my lungs decided to have a wee spasm and so I was wheezing again. I guess thats what I get for walking around in the cold without a jacket on.
Okay so that was the asthma part of my doctors visit but I also wanted to know why my resting heart rate was between 100 and 104 beats per minute. But he brought this up before I could even mention it. The machine he used to measure my pulse ox also showed my heart rate was 107bpm and he looked a little concerned. I explained that my heart rate has always been high and so he sent me off for an ECG (echocardiogram).
After the ECG I went back to see the doc and the first thing he said was the heart trace was normal, obviously I was very relieved and then he said you havent had a heart attack. I was like A HEART ATTACK! I’m 16 I dont expect to have a heart attack at 16 (even tHough one of my distant cousins had a heart attack at 13, but that is a different story) I had absolutely no clue thats what he was looking for in the trace, I thought he was just looking to see if there was any electrical abnormalities that was causing my heart to beat so fast.
So today has been quite an interesting day and I am happy to say that my heart is healthy and there is no signs of any heart attacks 🙂