syncope

denatrout1974
By denatrout1974 Latest Reply 2011-11-20 01:44:26 -0600
Started 2011-06-29 16:58:52 -0500

i just found out recently i have syncope and am sieng a internal meds dr.a nuroligest and a cardiac dr.,i have already been threw alot of test ad getting ready for more.my intern meds dr is sending me to a syncopespecealist and my cardiac dr is sending me for a tilt table test and to see a electrophysiologest as well.i am pretty scared right now not knowing what is causing this my intern meds dr also told me if i want to live do not drink at all anymore witch is very hard sing how i have been an alcohholic for yrs even tho now i drink ocassionally and not all the time,just woundering if anyone has any good advice for me i would greatly appreciate it thanks.


11 replies

CRASH1219
CRASH1219 2011-06-30 11:14:02 -0500 Report

Hi dena.Im probably a little late in this reply but I have to tell you I am also a recoverd alcoholic and its been over 2 yrs since I last had a drink and I feel ten yrs younger.I dont know much about your med problem but I do know stopping the drinking is probably the first and best thing you could do for youself and the rest of your life.My email is available to talk about it and any advice I might have is yours,listen to your doctors but also listen to your heart and body and you will do the smart thing im sure.I willsay a prayer for you and I hope things will work out for the better,when you quit drinking they are always better.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-07-25 00:03:31 -0500 Report

crash,

While alcohol has been found to be useful in small amounts it can definitely creep up on you. I am always experimenting to see if I really need it at all. For example, I started drinking alcohol free Bloody Marys and Margaritas and found I like them just as well without the alcohol. Since I take a statin I am always leery of the double whammy of alcohol and statins on my liver.

Needless to say we all need to watch alcohol consumption closely - whether we have had a past problem with it or not!

HH

denatrout1974
denatrout1974 2011-07-25 07:33:14 -0500 Report

right i just need to quit

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-07-25 23:11:31 -0500 Report

dena,

Just look at it this way. Alcohol is just another chemical. Used properly, it can be beneficial - but there is the rub! Like any drug or chemical it can also be abused. Of course, the safest approach is to simply remove the risk of abuse!

HH

denatrout1974
denatrout1974 2011-06-30 08:53:52 -0500 Report

thank u and i sure will,and i have not drank since he told me to stop i am seeking counseling for my alcohol problem again i cant do it alone so please keep e in your prayers and i will do the same for u.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-06-29 23:04:21 -0500 Report

dena,

Syncope (fainting) is definitely scary and can be caused by so many things but it sounds like your docs are doing all the right tests and referrals.

Various cardiac arrhythmias (such as atrial fibrillation) are a common source of syncope and the electrophysiologist can generally get some answers for you and prescribe effective treatments if the problem turns out to be cardiac in nature.

Cutting way back on alcohol is also a good idea as current or prior alcoholism could be a contributing factor. Your docs can guide you on what amount, if any, is appropriate after your diagnosis. Your best bet is to simply stop completely per your doc's instructions.

New medical procedures can also be scary. But, those tests should provide a definitive diagnosis that can allow you relieve your syncope symptoms with proper treatment. Keep us posted for support and answers!

HH