This morning I woke feeling rotten. My blood pressure which I take myself was very high & I was feeling nauseous & weak & sob. I took an aspirin with my usual tabs which includes one for BP - amlodopine & rang for an appointment with the doctor. This coincided with getting the results of the recent spirometry test & chest xray.
Those results showed moderate COPD, an enlarged heart, but no lesions seen on the lungs. I was given an extra strong tablet for the high BP - Lisinopril, & told to take the ventolin inhaler as & when I need it. The medical centre will now monitor my progress.
I have problems with my thyroid - I had hyperthyrotoxicosis for many years & then 2 yrs ago, it changed to hypothyrotoxicosis. In the info for enlarged hearts, the thyroid does play a part in the cause & there are other symptoms such as breathlessness.
Being on my own now, I can get panicky. My question is - does anyone have a similar condition with thyroid complications? As an ex-smoker of 47yrs who stopped for good last year - are there any other interventions/tablets/treatment you could let me know about?
Best wishes. Sue x