• Welcome to Phoenix Rising!

    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

    To register, simply click the Register button at the top right.

Rar! (my health update)

If you've followed my saga of going through a million exams lately and blood tests - I did finally get somewhere - a diagnosis of, "it's probably fibromyalgia or related illness."

I also have early heart disease and prediabetes.

So that's where I'm at, but figured I would give you all an update. :D I did talk to a hosptial tech about -- what's the point of knowing you have early heart disease - most people have problems like that and prediabetes, so what? It might never kill you, why know?

Well, I do like to know. I think it gives me a bit of a heads up for rough water ahead. What do you think? If you have an early form of a disease or potential of having xyz -- do you want to know or would you rather ignore it until it's actually a situation?

Comments

Well, @Runner5 Nothing is set in stone. So "early heart disease" doesn't always have to mean that will progress to "late stage heart disease". Yes I think I'd rather know the early warning alert. Because there are many lifestyle/nutritional etc changes one can make, which can dramatically slow down disease progression or in some cases maybe reverse it?
My mother was diagnosed with a heart murmur when she was about 20. She went on to live a full life and died at 89. She kind of forgot about the heart murmur! lol
 

Blog entry information

Author
Runner5
Read time
1 min read
Views
596
Comments
1
Last update

More entries in User Blogs

More entries from Runner5