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|Wed, 05-23-2012 - 2:58am|
It is 1:30am and I cannot sleep because I am concerned about my health.
In trying to make a long story short, I started experiencing extreme fatique this past August. Thought it was a virus, waited a few weeks, no improvement. Went to my family dr. and had lots of blood work done. All came back normal, but found I have high blood pressure, so put on medication. Time went on, blood pressure increased, could not stay awake during the day, was sent to a few specialists.
Sleep doctor: no sleep apnea, but that night, I did not hit deep REM sleep. No explanation, was given prescription for Trazadone.
Thyroid doctor: lots of blood and urine tests done. Have minor thyroid problem, I think hypothyroidism. Again, given prescription for low dose of Synthryoid. Ultrasound done of thryoid, normal. However, he said my blood pressure was dangeriously high and if I don't get it under control, I may die within the next 10 years (I am 38). Increase bp medication, starts with a L, sorry can't think right now, to 40mg. Is that a high dose? La are the first two letter of the drug I think.
So, here I am. Oh, was also diagnosed 2 years ago with ashma. These symptoms I mentioned have slowly occured and don't seem to be better and I have no answers. I also had a chest examine done last summer when i was sick and a EKG at the ER, both normal.
My question is: anyone have any idea where to go from here? They gave me NUVIGIL to keep me awake during the day, but did not find a medical condition after seeing all these doctors.
Does anyone know: wouldn't lots of blood and urine test show if something is wrong?
Someone told me to look into having a heart ultrasound done because it is different from a EKG and maybe there is something wrong with my heart causing the fatigue and high blood pressure?
Sigh, I have no idea. I know we are not doctors, just wanted some thoughts or opinions. Anyone ever have a heart ultrasound and they found something that was not found in EKG or blood work?
Thanks for taking the time to read. I appreciate any ideas.
P.S. Hello there miss CL, I always wondered what board you ran. How are you? How is your daughter?