not sure if this is a moan, bit scared or generally in need of getting things off my chest - no pun intended!
I suffer paroxysmal AF (periodic arial fibrillation) but since being on medication for the last 12 months it has been pretty much ok - As well as recurrent PE's, DVT's etc, emphysema and asthma
I have had a chest infection now since the beginning of December and have been antibiotics all that time, with 4 lots of steroids too. 3 weeks ago, also told I had pleurisy, so more steroids, more weight gain, but still feeling poo. Pain on breathing got worse last week, with breathlessness worse. Part of my problem being, I actually started back at work 3 hours a day, for the first time since being ill in an year. My doc, and all credit to him was good, wanted me off work again but understood when I said I felt between a rock and a hard place about going off sick, as they seem out to prove i am not fit to do my job. Anyhow, my INR is 4.9 so unlikely to be clots, but he sent for me xrays.
Then today, I was cooking dinner, and felt strange, sure enough the palpitations started and my heart was racing - my son was in the next room, but I couldn't call him. this continued past 10 minutes with my heart getting faster, i got onto the floor, and then he came in, I wanted to see if it settled and I felt better with someone with me. Anyhow he got my blood pressure machine, and we tested mine (normally 110/60 with a pulse of 70) and wow my BP was 160/110 and my pulse over 200 - we left it 5 mins and then it went down to 130/110 and my pulse 163. If it had gone on much longer I would of asked for an ambulance but it started to settle, and it's now 130/85, so still a little high and my pulse 90. But it was soooooo horrible.
I am glad to say I have my first appointment at St T's on Tuesday
Anyhow, that's me done
smiles to everyone