I've had issues with my kidney's for about ten years now - infections, reflux, stones, and scar tissue.
For the past few years I've been telling my nephrologists I feel so tired, that I don't want to go out with friends or do normal things, I just want to sleep. They never addressed it.
I started passing out at 17, but always blamed it on my kidneys somehow. Most recently I passed out at a hospital while following a nurse for school. The doctor that responded suggested I get a holter monitor, after having a maternal uncle die from sudden cardiac death, they decided it was a good idea to check out my symptoms (High HR, tired and heavy/SOB feeling upon exertion, syncope, black outs)
Holter monitor showed avg HR of 96 at rest, high of 161 (Most I did was go up 10 steps) some pvc and svt
Tilt table test was positive, HR elevated with change of position, then passed out about 10 minutes in, maybe 2 minutes after initial dose of isuprel was given.
Stress test was positive - I was going for the first 9 or 10 minutes normally without SOB, but then started feeling funny - foggy head, little dizzy, clumsy, heavy chest - my BP/HR was raising normally - but with my symptoms it had suddenly dropped to 70/50. Stress test was stopped and they immediately had me lay down.
They now just did a cardiac cath, they said everything looks normal.
So he has me on 25mg of metoprolol and says lets see how it goes.
I've been taking metoprolol for about a month, and my HR does feel much better. I'm usually around 85 vs the 105 I was often at before .. but I still just feel tired, like I don't want to do anything, and like I could collapse when going up stairs or high inclines. Just doesn't feel right when I'm 22 and pretty healthy (have stopped exercising recently due to symptoms)
Any help, or personal experiences would be helpful
I like my cardiologist, but should I see another just for a second opinion? Should I be seeing an eletrophysiologist?