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Nuclear Stress Test

EditLast month I had a stress test. The results all fell within the normal realms but my cardiologist was still concerned at my chest pain upon exertion so he ordered a nuclear stress test to just rule out other causes.

Just in case you don’t know, a nuclear stress test is where they inject you with a radioactive dye then take two sets of imaging tests….one while you’re resting and another after exertion.

I did fine! I met the target heart rate and was able to make it 5 minutes on the treadmill. (I didn’t make it far on my regular stress test). I was completely out of breath and a little light headed but that quickly went away after I was able to sit down. But as the tech was starting to unhook me from all the wires, I developed a tickle in the back of my throat that has now turned into a full-fledged cough. I started coughing during the second set of imaging tests of my heart but I didn’t have to start over so I guess my coughing didn’t screw things up too bad, lol.

But now I sit here, with that same tickle in the back of my throat and the urge to cough every 5 seconds. I highly doubt the test had anything to do with it, however. It’s just a coincidence. I’m starting to feel yucky too so I’m probably coming down with a bad cold or something.

Makes me wonder what’s in that dye? LOL totally kidding.