Since I posted last, I have found out that I have sleep apnea and need a cpap machine. I am going in on Friday night to get the right adjustments for the machine.
Today, I had some side affects from the Metoprolol that was increased. My heart rate dropped into the 50's and I was just about incapacitated. I had to leave work and come home and lie down. Called the doc and they told me to take the Metropolol all at night so that I will sleep throught the worst of the side affects. This is kind of scary because with the sleep apnea and my heart rate slowing down I'm afraid I will got sleep and not wake up.
I have an appointment on Thursday with the doctor and I will be discussing this with her. Also, I still don't know if I have a shunt or not. The second treadmill/bubble study didn't show a shunt, so now they want to do a TEE. I guess I will be discussing that on Thursday also.
Just wanted to keep everyone updated. I know I don't post here all the time. I'm usually over at the LUpus boards.
**Diagnosed MCTD,Fibromyalgia,Raynaud's June 2005
**Aortic stenosis, leaky heart valves, heart enlargement-July 2005
**Possible shunt(hole)in heart - Oct.2005
**Sleep Apnea - February 2006
**Congenital Heart condition-Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
"No matter what happens, God is in control. He is God, I am not, what a relief!"