Who knew such a tiny valve could cause such commotion?  I’ve been experiencing frequent palpitations lately along with some dizziness and headaches.  I found a list of things that can worsen the symptoms, and the following from that list apply:

*Emotional stress
*Being anxious or nervous
*Caffeine
*Dehydration
*Sweets
*Lack of sleep
*Rushing around

I can lay off most caffeine if I get more sleep. But if I get more sleep, I won’t get everything done. If I don’t get everything done, I stress more. If I stress more, I’ll turn to sweets and end up rushing around more in an attempt to get things done.

So here’s the plan…

1. I will let my doctor know this is acting up again.
2. I will drink more water.
3. I will cut back to one cup of coffee in the morning (might be a tall one).
4. I will go to bed one hour earlier Sunday thru Thursday nights.

Read more about Mitral Valve Prolapse.

Written by Sheila K

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.

4 comments

  1. Hi Sheila,
    It’s really interesting to Read about MVP-Mitral Valve Prolapse…I have same problem and want to know about other MVP related disease. Whenever I awake in the EARLY Morning and not getting enough sleep, my brain getting some vibration for a second or two. at that time my entire body vibrate get more pressure in heart.
    I want to know that the Brain proble in something because of MVP or others. Please help me in this case. if anything special thn send it to my mail ID: rr190508@gmail.com and also send your contact details.

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    1. RR,

      I’ve not heard of anything like this, but I suggest you talk with your doctor about it. I’m certainly in no position to offer any advice. I’m sorry I couldn’t help.

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  2. Ms. Sheila,
    There is a group of cardiologists on WordPress putting together a heart blog to inform and educate people about the current cardiovascular issues facing many patients today. I have been reading through the various health blogs on WordPress and noticed that you have MVP. We have been fortunate enough to get a well-published and international expert on MVP and mitral regurgitation to contribute a series of posts for the blog. We are reaching out to folks and hope that the blog will help you and any others that may have questions or concerns about their health. Thank you for your time and I hope that your MVP symptoms remain under control,
    Jason

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