i am a medical mystery

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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 4/19/2014 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
At least I feel like I am a medical mystery! I went to the emergency room this week and the doctor couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. Although this isn't really new to me since I had a pacemaker put in because my heart kept stopping for reasons the doctors could not explain, it still is frustrating. The worst part about it is knowing that something is wrong and not being able to explain it to someone else! It felt like I zoned out when I was working and then almost like I wanted to pass out. But this didn't happen just once but over and over so my husband insisted that I go to er. Since the day this started I have had it happen more times than I can count. My husband checked my blood pressure and it was bottoming out. Unfortunately they didn't catch this in er. Does this happen to anyone else on this forum? I am so frustrated and now when it happens I am getting nauseated! I am 48 and in premenopause so I am not sure if this could be one of my issues. I would appreciate any advice.

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   Posted 4/19/2014 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Have your thyroid checked out. You might also want to see a cardiologist. What meds are you on? Do you take any hypertension meds? Over medicating those can cause hypotension (low BP). ER is not the place to go and your ER missed one of the most obvious things.....BP. Did they take it?

Hope you get answers soon and feel better.

MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.

Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.

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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 4/19/2014 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill. I see a cardiologist on a regular basis for my pacemaker. They did check my blood pressure in er but it was normal to high. I am not on any meds at this point and haven't been taking any over the counter meds except ibuprofen. I think I may contact my cardiologist this week, like you mentioned. That will be where I start/continue. Thank you for your advice!!
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