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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Update on my health

I am not doing well. I started on thyroid meds 2 months ago and they are not helping. I am getting worse. Went to the doc on Tuesday and he said that there is something else going on in addition to the thyroid so we are looking for answers. My heart rate jumped from 80 when laying on my back to 115 when I sat up. That would explain why it feels like my heart will leap from my chest every time I do anything physical like walk up the stairs. He is sending me to the cardiology clinic and has ordered a echocarddiogram and a Holter monitor to wear for 24 hours. He also ordered some labs. He prescribed a beta blocker to try to keep my heart rate more steady and an anti depressant to get me by until he figures out what is going on. I do not like the way the beta blocker is making me feel, so I will be calling him back today. I think this has to do with my adrenal gland in addition to my thyroid. They often will both have problems because one depends on the other for proper function.

3 comments:

Marie said...

Good luck. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Shasta said...

We are praying for you. Take care of yourself. Hope you get some answers soon and get to feeling better.

alrightalready said...

Hi Jenny. I am on the Undiagnosed group and followed the link in your post to your blog... Please consider supplementing yourself with liquid iodine and electrolytes. I'd been feeling run-down and week and even kinda loopy some days, but I've been doing this for a short while and already feel much better. Take care. Denise