Hypertensive Heart Disease
I was just diagnosed with Hypertensive Heart Disease. Does anyone else have this?
I went ER in December for chest pain. They did EKG and Chest Xray and those were normal so they sent me home with a prescription for Vicodin and told me to follwo up with my family doc because they thought it could be either gallbladder or costochondritis.
Followed up with my family doc who just diagnosed it as costochondritis because that is what the ER said. Prescribed anti inflammator meds, one after another that didn't work, so she sent me for gallbladder ultrasound which came back normal. She referred me to a cardiolgist. Did another chest xray, EKG, 24 hour halter monitor, and then a treadmill stress test. The treadmill test I could only do for a minute and then got chest pain and they stopped the test. When I went in for results, the doc had been at the hosptial for an emergency, so i had to wait over an hour. he came back and the nurse told me the doc had to review the results real quick before seeing me..so 15 minutes later he came in and told me the tests were normal and to go back to the family doc.
Well, how could the stress test be normal if I had chest pain within a minute?
So I went to another cariologist who re-did all the above tests, except instead of the treadmill stress test, I did the chemical stress test and that is how I was diagnosed with hypertensive heart disease..... and then he ordered me to have a CT of my chest and i am waiting for results...
I'm confused why haven't I been started on any medicine for the hypertensive heart disease?
I still have chest pains, I am so extremely exhausted, and it's completely interfering with my life. I am having a hard time working. I am oversleeping and going in late a lot and having to leave early feeling ill, and trying hard not to call in sick,but I had to call in yesterday. I am worn out physically and emotionally from all of this..
I just wondered if anyone else has this, what symptoms you have, how you were diagnosed, and what kind of medicine helps and can you continue a normal life?