I answerd someone's post on endocarditis last week and while looking at the symptptoms realised that they were what had been going on with me for several weeks, after months of slowly going downhill. My friend dragged me to the GP on Tuesday who sent me straight to amblutory care, because I'm high risk, for several reasons, and they admitted me.
I have chills during the day, nightsweats, constant breathlessness, extremely fatigued, constant headache but no feaver. I've lost nearly a stone
They have run tests, normal bloods and infection markers are normal and we are waiting for the 3 endocarditis cultures to come back. They sent me home on Thursday as my sats are good, though blood pressure up and down, which is unusal, and they really need the beds. The Doctor phoned first thing yesterday to tell me to come back 8am monday.
I have also been getting a really tight chest and pain in my shoulder blade that radiates around the front of my ribs. When I really exert myself, like changing a duvet, its an awful pain almost like an "electric" stabbing across the front of my chest" that take several minutes to alleviate, bent double. I also get very hot and clammy. These have been going on since last year. The doctors just say it can't be a heart attack........
Yesterday I totally over did it and then got very confused. My friend came and I knew it was him, because I was told but I Just couldn't recognise him, understand anything he was saying and it felt wrong to call him by his name because I didn't think it was him. This went on for several hours with the confession slowly lifting.
I just really needed to get this out as I'm feeling quite scared, thanks for taking the time to read x