Feb 03, 2013 - 1:00 pm
I need your help. My Dr wants me to have a chemical stress test. I am afraid to have it. My breathing is not good enough to do a regular one. He don't think I can get my heart rate up high enough. So he want the chemical test. I am afraid of the chemicals. My Mother had a bad heart. They gave her a chemical stress test and it gave her a heart attack. made her sick, and a ragging migraine for days after. I do not want to have a heart attack. I don't know it I want this being on chemo and with all my other problems. I have Mets to lungs and spine. The cancer is is remission right now. I am left with allot of scare tissues in my lungs. Under stress my heart rate goes up fast and my oxygen drops fast. I am scared that I wont be in control. And will pass out or some thing will happen to send me to the hospital again.
Is there any one here that has had this test while on chemo, with a breathing problem. What was the procedure. Did it hurt.
Side effects?? I have researched and found horror stories. I need more info to make my decision.