in the beginning of october, when i got up i felt like my life was sucked out of me and i was going to collapse.my blood pressure was high went to emergency ekg said fluid around heart but they let me go home saying i probably had virus i would be ok in couple days well this is november 12 and i still am not doing well next ekg said old infarction and incomplete right bundle block i was admitted to have heart cath cath showed left ventcular pressure 1.but no blockage. he told me to put inch of salt in my drinking water and i would feel better he said it was coming from my diabetes i was diagnoised with type 2 diabetes in august. still feeling very weak,dizzy went to emergency room he said my heart rate was low 39 to 50 blood pressure 145/90 which mine normally ran to low but its going back and fourth now , ekg showed rsr in v1 or v2, ot interval short for rate, borderline first degree av block, vertical axis, unusual for age, potassium 3.5 and alk phosphatase 152, they still sent me home and said to follow up immediately with my doctor.i do have hypothyroidism,hashmoto thyroiditis, history of blood clots,kidney stones,graves eye diseise, hiatal hernia,copd,asthma along with these symptoms my face gets swollen and fingers i don't know which way to turn when it first occurred it felt like doom like my whole body shut down that i was going to die it was very scary. i have missed so much time out of work, i need answers i have never felt so bad in my entire life.i would really appreciate some help what could this be.
sorry for all your problems. First have you seen a cardiologist specifically, Start there especially going to a heart specialist and checking you out completely. If you get swollen quite often I can offer one suggestion as I have seen with my dad, my dad has plenty of problems and he continually swelled up with fluid especially around heart and swollen legs, feet etc. Unitl finally he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Doesnt sound like it means,when someone has heart problems as you describe fluid will tend to build up mostly from the persons diet.After many hospital visits we finally found a cardio doctor who diagnosed him and mandated he stay off salt, and anything containing salt. he has been on a salt free diet and It has now been 11 months since this happened and he has not seen a swollen day since. He also has high blood pressure, history of heart attack and is on many meds inlcluding coumdin to ward off blood clots. Please go to see a cardio since you list many symptons similar. I wish you well.
thankyou for your imput,yes i have been to a cardiologist he's the one that told me to put salt in water and let my regular dr handle it.
my regular dr is sending me for tests, i'm really tired of feeling this way i'm only 50 years old i'm tired of all the tests but i need a solution my husband is disabled with multiple sclerosis i can't afford to be sick.
every day when I wake up I feel extremely weak and dizzy. Dr checked cortisol levels and they are fine. Had subclavian steal surgery two years ago and felt fine for a year. Now I am so discouraged because I never know when these dizzy spells will occur. One day Im fine and the next I cant function. My doctor has taken blood work and wants more done. I also have ringing in ears when my weakness comes on. My feet get very cold ..and some tingling in my hands....I feel like Im dying can you help me.
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