Dec 16, 2013 - 3:28 pm
Haven't posted in awhile, been busy with work and family, but all of that came to a grinding halt this weekend. Last week I had EXTREME fatigue (the kind where my coat actually felt too heavy on my shoulders, couldn't walk in a store for more and 30 minutes without being exhausted). Then on Thursday evening my heart started racing and raced all night long so I couldn't sleep and I actually had about three episodes of being light headed when I got up. Well, Friday, I just rested in my chair and Sat felt a little better. Went to get my hair cut (we women are sometimes so vain that even if we don't feel well, we gotta go see the hairdresser). Well that was the wrong move, my hairdresser became so concerned that she went to the CareNow place that was next door and got me an appt which I went to after my hair was done. CareNow doc sent me via ambulance to the ER. My blood pressue was high and my heart was racing. All the tests they ran indicated that no cardiac damage and no heart attack, but I am to follow up with a cardiologist as ER doc thinks it is something cardiac related. I got an appt for this Wednesday.
Anyone ever have this happen? I have been doing fairly well with the tamoxifen, and all the other meds I am on, but this one has be baffled. I just don't understand why I am so exhausted. After radiation this summer, I was tired, but NOT to this extent. I was diagnosed as being anemic due to the radiation last month, and had actually started feeling better and more energetic with the new iron supplement my onco put me on last month. If anyone has been down this road, I would appreciate hearing about your experiences and your ideas.
Wish me luck at my appointment on Wednesday.