I'm a 39 year old woman who could stand to exercise more and lose 30 pounds and is a non-smoker (though I have smoked cigarettes in my life - but casually, never a regular smoker, and it has been a long time since I have). My blood pressure has always been on the high side of normal - but never high enough where anyone ever mentioned medication or the need to take action to lower it. I have no idea what my cholesterol is. No history of heart issues in my family whatsoever.
Husband and I returned a week ago from a week-long tropical vacation in a country where you don't even use the tap water to brush teeth. We spent all day, every day for nearly 8 days in wet bathing suits. And we - uh - rekindled our romance quite a bit.
It was quite clear upon leaving there that I had a UTI, but it wasn't really painful. I just know the other signs. I thought I would get over it with lots of hydration and cranberry juice. It seemed to be getting better over this past weekend... and by yesterday, I would have said it was gone.
At the same time of leaving there and noticing the UTI, I started to notice a weird feeling in my chest/torso/abdomen (it moved around in location, but always on the left side). Not a pain, really, but more of a discomfort, like something wasn't quite right. It came and went, but most was present.
I poo-poo'd it away as being referred pain from the UTI. But last night in bed, I kind of felt like my heart was fluttering. Or maybe it was some other muscle spasm? I said a prayer to God - if I need to see a doctor, give me a sign. Make my UTI come back noticibly. Guess what I woke with this morning?
I have a doctor appointment this afternoon. And I'm afraid. I don't want to have heart issues. Please send mojo, and tell me to suck it up and deal with it.