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DaveLee

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Unlike everyone it seems, I’m 17 with a mechanical heart valve, I had it replaced last year and I experienced no symptoms beforehand but whatever.
The tick has ruined my life, I’m now extremely depressed because of it. Idk if I got really unlucky and I got a super loud valve, but this valve is extremely loud. I don’t want to wear T shirts anymore in the summer, in fact now I hate summer and wish it was always winter.
I don’t want to do my exams in the summer in the hall, because I will be emitting such an embarrassing noise I have no control over, and there is no escape from this hell I now find myself in.

idk what I can do anymore, I never expected this and it has completely ruined my life in every aspect. I don’t even like sitting in cars if the engine is off unless my door is open because the valve is that loud.
Yes I did but I seem to have posted it down a few post, sorry it was late and I dont know how to delete this
 
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carolinemc

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Sounds more like you are suffering from a form of depression. Have you talks to your parents about how you are dealing with the recovery from OPS? You need to talk to someone. Teenage depression is very serious and hinders your recovery. I will pray for you and hope you get the help you need. For depression is no longer a dirty word.
 

DaveLee

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MY valve was installed 14 years and I also had a loud valve**, your not alone. I also had stage 3 heat block so now I also have a pacemaker. What I do when in bed at night is I listen to it, I dont try to ignore it :) Yea I know sounds funny :) After my heart rate comes down I pick up the rhythm. Like thump thump thump thump pause repeat. Once I pick up the rhythm, I try to match it in my head Before I know it, its the next day. The point is work with it not against it.
Best of luck Dave :)

** even my wife does not hear it anymore.
 
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