Anyone have heart valve regurgitation?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by NifferA, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. NifferA

    NifferA New Member

    I have always known that I have a heart murmur, but I was reviewing my medical records in preparation for applying for SSDI and found the results of an echocardiograph I had done last year. It showed that I have minimal mitral valve regurgitation and a trace tricuspid valve regurgitation. The test was done at the request of my dentist to determine whether I needed antibiotics prior to dental work. The doctor who ordered the echocardiograph did not think there was anything to be concerned about.

    I am now seeing a different doctor who has not seen the results of the test. She did do an EKG and chest x-ray and both looked fine.

    I am reading more and more about an association between heart conditions and CFS, and I was wondering if anyone else has had similar heart valve issues.

    I have an appointment the end of this month, and I plan to take a copy of the results of the echocardiograph and ask my doctor if I should also see a cardiologist. I'm also thinking this is something I should include on my SSDI application as an impairment.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Jillmom23

    Jillmom23 New Member

    I found out last December that I have mild mitral valve regurgitation. My cardiologist put me on a medicine which my primary care dr switched because of my fast heart rate. I am suppose to be taking have a pill that my cardiologist prescribed but she said that I have to be careful because I could get dizzy.

    I have had problems with dizziness for the past year & I am afraid to start taking the pill. I am home alone during the day with my youngest daughter so I am terrified that I will get really dizzy.
  3. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    niffera .. I just posted a question asking if other FM people were dx with heart issues .. specifically mitral valve proplapse .. 2004 early Spring was when a respirotory specialist discovered mine .. had tests .. nothing major .. but it did make me wonder .. especially since I took Aleve for years and last December there was a warning about heart issues .. along with the Cox2 drugs .. I had activity stress tests which showed reduced blood flow to the left chamber .. so it makes me a bit nervous .. plus .. i do take antibiotics before dental cleanings .. but I wonder why at times .. because I can cut my gums at home flossing .. so what do I do then if bacteria gets into the blood stream .. ??? just don't know about any of this !

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