Is your BP still being treated? If you are off all BP meds, it's sounds to me like an appropriate jump to go from 145/83 on meds to 170/112 off meds.
I'm assuming they gave you prednisone as the steroid. Prednisone can cause tachycardia and palpitations.
Because you were already changing BP meds around you were going to be sensitive to heart rhythm variability, especially if you were completely off any BP meds. The prednisone compounded an already changing situation.
I would change docs, no instructions??? yikes. You absolutely should never change BP meds abruptly, in my humble opinion. I think it's unsafe not to follow a taper-on/taper-off regimen when stopping or changing BP meds. Your BP is risky high to begin with. Resting sys at 170+, it's just asking for a stroke or TIA.
I don't know the full story but it's a bit odd that he changed you from a BB to a CAA. Clondine is not even close to a BB class. any idea why this was done?
Wow sorry about what happened to you. Obviously the E.R. thought you had an allergic reaction tto your meds and probably correctly assumed that you were going into anaphylaxis because one of the first signs of a severe allergic reaction is rash and hives and the correct treatment for that is injections of steroids/bendryl in order to ensure that your airway stays open. You doc however is a whole nother matter as far as what i think. I agree w. itdood....the steroids can cause very very fast weight gain for a short period of time and as your body absorbs it and then rids it the weight will come off...now as for the benedryl..... that is an amp. so yep in my opinion the two of them together combined with a strong possiblity of an allergic reaction to something was not good. And i agree we are wearned off of heart/blood pressures meds not stopped abruptly because it puts a severe strain on our bodies. Time to get a second opinion and unfortunately this time you may have to make two....one with a new doc and the other with an allergist..........and in my personal opinion i think that they can reverse all of this with a complete work up and putting you on what you are really supposed to be on and steroids can take some time to get out of your system....i am sorry this happened to you but don't lose hope....its fixable.....you just have to find the right doc.....and remember the allergic reaction was caused from your own bodies rejection of the meds just remember to look up which "family" of drugs its in and when you are asked what you are allergic to tell them the ------------family and you will be steered clear of them....
yepyepyep. Good analysis by itdood.
New cardio dr. but i am concerned hes another dr. that just throws meds at problems, if it works fine if it doesnt live with it . ONe answer that he gave me for hi BP in the morning concerns me since i never had that hi BP until this last screw up . He says its adrline kickin in after my sleep and that that is more the true BP . But my concern this was caused by wrong medications.its not normal and i can see the problem true HBP causes fibrilation ,but my high BP was caused by wrong medication , take that away i would never had the tachycardia then . so why re invent the wheel.
I just want be able to enjoy a lil fishing , and get some quality sleep,not feel like crap all the time . have mood swings, all of this put a scare on mi.phobia could b said.