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It sometimes feels as if my heart is racing and I feel very anxious at times. My blood pressure seldom comes to 120/80. Only once this year it came to 124/89. It once was very low 90/70 and I felt very bad. Doctors say there is not really something that they can prescribe apart from saying that I should it more salt.I had my thyroid removed 15 years ago due to hyperthyroidsm. I have nt year had a historectomy and have the Mirena in for HRT. I did have a sterilisation years ago. I was once put on oral HRT but had very adverse reaction by getting Aura migranes like 3 times a week, sporadically. The Ginea suggested I stop taking oral and have the Mirena done. Can my problem be hormonal, ie estrogen etc, I have the Mirena in now for 7 years. I suffer from hotflushes a lot. I have to take a sleeping pil to sleep through the night. Please help. I feel terrible, what should I have checked out by my doctor.
Posted by Anonymous on
Agree with Bill. If you feel that your difficulties are not being thoroughly looked at, get second or third opinions, and perhaps a referral to a specialist doctor in looking after females over 50. This type of doctor is called a geriatrician, but the name does not mean you have to be 70+ years old. The speciality of such a doctor is in distinguishing between normal ageing processes, and an actual illness, and in making a plan for future good health.
The main aim of the tone of this answer is to suggest a pathway that will lead to peace of mind for you.
Posted on Dec 16, 2016
Indeed... the body MUST have it's salt...
(moderation in ALL things!! (Even being good about salt)).
I agree (with Bill Boyd, first answer) that a doctor should
ALWAYS be the final authority... but it INDEED sounds as if you have been doing a PRETTY GOOD job of keeping your DOCTORS in the midst of your affairs.
It is pretty awkward trying to render an (untrained) opinion without knowing your diet, (all your pills... Prescribed & over the counter "supplements"... and even some spices... routine exercise
(aerobic & muscle flexing (BOTH))... Any inhibition or medical restrictions... right down to the condition of your TEETH & GUMS.
THE 90 completely aside... all your other BLOOD PRESSURES sound just fine (ADMIRABLE)... The last thing you should do about blood pressure is WORRY.
ALWAYS remember for every DOCTOR that graduated at the top of their class... there's another who graduated at the BOTTOM of theirs... (and It's ANYBODY'S guess which has turned out to be the BEST DOCTOR).
I find absolutely NOTHING wrong with coming out here to chat:
What did NOT come through clearly was the status
of the "hysterectomy" but it looks like "not yet"...
I'm no doctor... the salt statement (not enough) and the systolic
of 90 are worrisome (do drink 2 liters of water each day) and
ABSOLUTEY you do need to take in salt (not much) but try to keep your dietary daily dose within a couple hundred Milligrams of 1300 (+/- 200mg)... Pretty easy to accomplish with "normal" meals.
Don't worry about it... It actually already sounds like you ARE VERY MUCH on top of your daily food intake...
AGAIN... I'm no doctor...but I have plenty of "medical exposure"...
and appreciate the HUMAN BODY for the wondrous machine it is... There are days when I feel pretty rough... but through
(totally unauthorized (and probably ill advised)) experimenting with my TOTAL intake... I've found I don't tolerated some breads (never eat much anyway)... and two of my POST PROSTRATE CANCER medications... (70+ years.. fit enough to ATTEMP to donate my kidney... (but failing only because of a skyrocketing PSA promptly and aggressively treated)).
Even experiencing hot flashes myself...
(I'm hypo thyroid... my pills are ALSO A MUST).
By spacing out the doses (morning: my atorvastatin and terazosin) away from all the others (evening doses)...
I just started feeling a lot better... Talk to your doctor about not taking pills to compensate for other pills...
The thyroid pills... and your daily baby aspirin are a must... Don't forget to ask about a "zoster" (shingles preventative) shot...
Without much hesitation... I'll jump on the HRT...
and say It is not for everybody and that might be something to discuss.
Could well be causing you some of your discomfort... Certainly worth discussing in a WHOLISTIC conversation with
your General Practitioner... ("the Doc" as opposed to a Doc).
MOST of the time you can expect "flushing" to subside with time
Hot "flushes" (flashes) are normal...
and SHOULD soon pass... even for old men.
Live well... and I hope you will feel better soon!
Posted on Dec 15, 2016
Only a doctor can tell you what to have checked
may be time you were referred to a specialist
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