Re: is this angina?
Well i am still having problems. They keep finding little things wrong but nothing to explain the big picture. I now have severe vitamin d deficiency, osteoporisis, tmj, some neck stenosis and arthritsis. The bp medications are keeping my blood pressure down sometimes. It still spikes even when on it, having stomach problems again. I had finally gotten up to 113, now down to 109. So frustrating. I daily have left pain in arm, neck, jaw and now have added left temple pain. I am beginning physical therapy of neck, they think this will help it. I do think it may help some, but not all. I still cannot bend without pain and bp and heart rate going up.
Stairs are awful. When I have too, I go very slowly and still have an awful time. I went up some last friday and ever since then, I am having spikes of bp and heart rate. Tuesday first bp kept spiking with me standing 160/110. and then later my pulse rate kept going up with just walking short distances, it got up to 124 even on a betablocker. Since the stairs I seem to be having stomach problems in the mornings also. I have been walking more and that seems to help my strength, but lifting things also cause problems. Heres a kicker, I had another stress test done this week and I had no problem on it, I am sure I passed with an A pluls. I asked them, if they had any stairs so I could bring it on and they just laughed.
The cardiologist wants me to have my adrenal glands checked. I am soo tired of not being able to do much. Has anybody had similar problems. This is what I am noticing,
worse when I first wake up, if I walk really slow for 5 or 10 minutes I feel better (unless its a morning with really high spike).
I have to avoid stairs, bending and sex. If do these activities, I feel terrible and it is set off for days after. Oh and cannot lift or carry anything very heavy.
I am able to walk more now, unless I am having an extremely bad episode. But I still cannot work, and try living a normal life, without stairs and try cleaning, grocery shopping or anythingg without lifting or bending. I look normal, so people think I am fine, and my husband, thinks I just need to suck it up. I have had pinched nerves before, and anxiety. This is so much more. I still worry someting cardiac like a blockage or its the adreanal gland thing (sorry for typos). I did go on a site that said the a. gland can brought on with bending and twisiting, and they have stomach and bp problems. I used to want my life back, now I would be happy if I had a diagnosis and part of my life back! I try not to get upset and scared, and I am successful part of the time.
Today has not been too good. I know I have to eat, but it seems to make me nauseous. It is 100 degrees and I am suppose to take my daughter to her baseball game. I am afraid it will be too hot for her and me! When this first started I was upset when my bp was 130/90, heck now I hope for that. I am learning to go on doing things even when bp is 150/100 and pulse is 119. I feel bad at these times, but unless I feel like I have to lay down, I try to keep going. So, I don't think I am getting better, I am getting worse but learning to avoid certain things and sucking up the pain more