I am only 24 years old. I recently was diagnosed with extreme high blood pressure and I am currently on 2 blood pressure meds to control it. Before they caught the HBP, I was getting hot sweats, racing heart randomly just walking around the kitchen getting water, and being out of breathe walking from my bathroom to my bed. I am not over weight and fairly active. I did not eat the best when all this was going on. I also had major fatigue, migraines, light headiness, and feeling nauseous randomly with high heart rate. Like little "episodes." I starting gaining weight quickly. I have severe lower back pain ( I am now going to a physical therapists for this)and abdominal pains with chest pains. I have started to workout more, being an hour for 6 days a week if not more on top of changing my diet and portion control. All of this started happening in October 2016, I got on my blood pressure meds November 2016 and thought that was the issue, but no this continued.
I have now gained over 30 pounds Febuary 2017 and have no answers. I have been checked for an adrenal tumor, thyroid issues, hormone issues, celiac disease, had ultrasounds of my heart, liver, kidneys, bladder, and gallbladder. Oh and I am not pregnant! haha I even wore a 24-hr heart rate monitor and my average heart rate was 160. I have also seen a cardiologists, an endocrinologists, and am about to go see the cardiologists again because my heart rate keeps spiking while resting. I now have severe hot flashes randomly during the day and at night still. Example: I was sitting in church Sunday and I started sweating so bad and was extremely hot, my stomach hurt and my head did also. These episodes last from 15-30 min each. My heart rate spiked to 112 then and my boyfriend said it was cold in there to him. After the hot flash is over, I felt fine.
I even went off my estrogen birth control. I am on a progestin only birth control now and thinking of stopping BC all together, just because of all these problems I am having. I don't know what is going on but I am tired of all the doctor visits and tests. I am tired of feeling this way and I am tired of not being able to lose weight no matter how hard I try. Please, if you have any suggestions, I am open to hearing them! I just want my life back.
Thanks in advance,