This may be a ? for the heart forum instead of my home sweet home Lyme Disease forum, but I will give it a try because my latest heart tests have come back ok. Ever since my Heparin contamination incident/blood infection (Serratia Marcescens), at first I had developed sinus tachycardia/erratic pulse/Palps/PVC's/PAC's, and major,major migraines and obviously a HUGE setback from the Lyme tx I had had thus far.
Right around that same time, one day I noticed my ankles were swollen. It totally freaked me out. My cardiologist prescribed Lasix, which helped for awhile.
There is no connection to the swelling. I can walk and have them swell, or lay around and they will swell.
The 200mg Lasix is no longer working.
I am not talking about just slightly swollen, but double in size. Like I said, the first time it happened, it scared the crap out of me. Now that it has occurred several times, I am getting very small broken blood vessels in the area. I am only 36 years old, I could stand to lose about 20 lbs, but geez. This and dealing with the Lyme symptoms is hard to manage, now that I am at a point in my treatment I feel like I can start excersizing. I was planning on starting walking, but until I know what is causing this and what can be done about it, I am a little scared.
Should I go back to the cardio doc even though the initial problems have resolved, except this, which I don't even know is heart related? By BP is far within normal range (110/70 or lower) My latest cholesterol readings were downright embarasssing-300, triglycerides were like 325. This is about 100 points higher that my last test in August, and I have changed my diet drastically due to the Lyme Disease that one would think these numbers would have dropped. I started taking Kyo-Chrome Garlic pills about 2 weeks ago.
Does anyone else have this problem, and if so, what do you do for it besides elevating your feet? What do you take? What is causing it? Help!