Hi everyone, for quite a long time on and off I've been getting palpitations. One of my GP's diagnosed atrial fibrillation 3 or 4 years ago, but I'm not really sure he got the diagnosis right, as another doctor showed doubt about it later on.
More recently I've been getting high blood pressure, numbness and tingling in feet, sometimes lips and nose. I've been getting more breathless. Especially going upstairs or if there is slight inclines. I feel like I've been winded and have to stop for a few mi Utes to get my breath.
I had an appointment with a cardiologist and he was very nice. He did an ECG and I did feel some palpitations while having it, though he didn't mention anything. I previously had an ultrasound on my heart and a 24 hour monitor. He said that it so far looked OK. Although he knew that Lupus can affect the heart. He now wants me to have a 7 day monitor and asked if I get tightness of the chest and swollen ankles which I do.
Also the ultrasound showed I had fluid on my lungs. I am feeling a bit nervous as both my mother and grandmother had RA and eventually had heart failure. I've been really tired and feverish for a few weeks. I also have auto immune hepatitis and been having extra steroids for a flare, although they don't seem to be helping (Budesonide).
Anyone had any similar things doing on, and if so, what did it turn out to be? Thanks X