I'm not sure where I should post this-- was going to post it in the health anxiety, however, it's not for me. My sister was diagnosed with aortic stenosis and it has recently gotten worse. When she went in originally her heart beat was skipping every 1 in 10 beats-- it's now at 1 in 3. The murmur has gotten worse and she is scheduled to go see the cardiologist in February. I'm so scared about it and for her. I googled (stupid decision) and found out some bad information. So, now that's triggered me that I've stayed up the past few nights, gotten about 8 hours of sleep in the past few days. I make constant checks while she's sleeping to make sure she's still alive.
I'm just afraid of what could happen in between now and when she goes in for her appointment. She's only 26 and the Dr. was astonished that she had this considering her age as this shows later in life. Every time she has an episode (her heart races and it's hard to catch her breath) or her back hurts or arm hurts, I tense up. I don't know what to do. Last night it got so bad that she almost had me take her to the hospital. I'm not sure if there's anything I can do to help her.
If anyone has any advice, please, I'd appreciate it. I'm going to lose it.