The Saga Continues.....
Over the past week I have been experiencing blood pressure drops. I can't catch them in the act but I sure feel them. Out of no where I feel extremely weak, flush, almost disoriented and then anxious. These arent panic attacks. These are different. I've noticed they happen when I'm hungry but I'm not a diabetic. Just had all my levels checked and everything is normal. I've also been to the ER three times in 10 days for chest pain, dizziness, and these blood pressure drops. As usual everything checks out fine.
I took the doctors advice about exercise. I bought a stationary bike. Today I rode it for the first time. Nice and slow and guess what? Twice during the ride my heart rate spiked. I was at 103 and it jumped to 138. I immediately felt it. I felt the presyncope feeling, the tingling and I became instantly weak. I thought maybe it was the CLS setting on my PM. I continued riding at the lowest/easiest setting possible. I wasn't even going fast at all. Then 4 mins later it happened again. I rode the bike for a total of 12 mins and when I got off my legs felt like jello and I felt like CRAP! I felt like I was going to have a heart attack it was awful. I know I'm out of shape but at my heaviest weight, the most out of shape I've ever been I have NEVER EVER EVER felt the way I did today from riding this bike. I ended up going to the ER again and guess what? Now the docs say it's my anxiety and asked me if I want help with it. I lost it! I don't think I've ever shouted at doctors the way I did today. But nothing came of it. They released me and now I'm back home.
I'm still short of breath. My chest still cramps up at least once a day. I have to grab my chest it's the oddest sensation. I get it from walking, bending over, taking a shower it's the worst feeling ever! It's like my body is in the weird state of stress I can't explain it. Now to add to this my blood pressure is dropping!!! But everyone thinks I'm ok or it's my anxiety. I see my new Primary Care doctor tomorrow. Fingers crossed he's not another QUACK! I recently met a young EP that graduated from Harvard that told me the reason I might be SOB is because I drink too much water..... WHAT?!!!!! Anyhow that's my update. Hope everyone else is doing ok!