I am in total despair and badly in need of some advice.
I will try and keep the following as brief as possible.
I currently have a resting heart rate of between 55 & 60. As soon as I stand my heart rate will increase anywhere between 100 & 120 which happens always. I get breathless walking a few yards, break out in a cold sweat and have pain in my chest. The longer I stay on my feet , the worse the pain and breathlessness become. It is also worth mentioning that my blood pressure will also drop to around 80/60 sometimes lower. However I've also had some huge swings in the opposite direction I.e. 178/117! I am also coughing blood stained mucus on a daily basis.
I had a 25 hour halter which was normal with heart rate recordings from 55-148 but in a normal rhythm.
I've had numerous occasions her test including a catheter which all came back normal.
I have just been diagnosed with abdominal aortic and iliac artery occlusive disease occurs when the arteries in your abdomen become narrowed with plaque.
I haven't been offered any treatment and basicallly been told to take 75mg of aspirin, quit smoking (which I have) and to watch my cholesterol. That's it !
Is that the best I can hope for? I have absolutely no quality of life.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated 😄