Congenital Heart Defect - VSD with patched valve and a couple of holes.
I have been having chest pains for the past year - year 1/2.
The respiratory results came back with a borderline asthma. I had slight weezing while I breathed.
I have swelling of the feet 2-3 time a week which are VERY HOT and sometimes painful.
I was placed on a puffer (I don't remember the name but it was the "newer" kind which was supposed to have less side effects). I was on it for 8 days and I had increased breathing problems and went cynotic a couple of times. My wife who is a graduate nurse told me to stop - which I did. I went back to the internist after a month and a half. He prescribed me Qvar.
After a week I felt a little better. My swollen feet hadn't appeared for two weeks! I went on holidays and was amazed at my health. I was able to walk and hike for miles without being winded. I thought this is the best thing ever. Within 2 days of being back from holidays but I still had 7 days of holidays I started to have chest pains. I thought I was having a heart attack they were so bad and went to the emergency room. A number of times. I saw my family doctor who told me to see the internist and the internist did lots of test:
Stress Test - normal
Pulmonary effusion - normal
xray - pulmonary blockage???
Troponin levels 0.1
Creatin levels - normal
Co2 levels - within range but on the higher side
He thought I might have hypertension. He sent me to a hyptension specialist. The specialist did almost the same tests... to the conclusion that my heart is okay and my lungs are good. He stated the likelihood that I have hypertension is close to nill.
I now have started to have mucus production and my lungs are super sensitive to the cold. They had not been before sensitive to cold or humidity before.
I gave up on myself and said that I was finished. I stopped taking Qvar and within 4 days started feeling a little better! That dumbfounded me. My heart stopped doing on and off irregular beats. The pain points subsided. The pressure in my chest felt a little better.
I went back to the family doctor and saw an alternate doctor at the medical clinic and she gave me some antibiotics to clear a possible infection in my lungs (even though they sound clear).
My mucus production is down but my lungs are still sensitive to the cold and I still have some chest tightness. My feet are starting to feel a little hot again but not painful.
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