I Received My Echo Results Yesterday After Being Tested To
Impaired grade 1 LV diastolic filling pattern
Mildly dilated left atrium
Trace mitral regurgitation
Estimated PSAP is 19mm (assuming right atrial pressure of 5mm)
Everything was fine on the right side and thickness, structure, aorta, etc was normal for all chambers. My stress test : hypertensive response 205/95
I’ve had an ICG to measure heart beat and body blood pressure,I think that’s what it’s for - results were different pressures through the body.
I have gradually become ill in November 2019 after developing blisters on arms after 10 days of foster kitten scratches Then 3 weeks later taking bactrim and clindamycin bc I was told it was a staph infection (no cultures on healed blisters done). I reacted poorly to the antibiotics and had side effects: tingling arms/hands, limb weakness, anxiety, oral thrush, canker sores, stomach and thigh rash. Since then I have severe gastrointestinal problems (pain, belching, bloating, acid reflux, disintegrating stools) that has caused me to lose 26 lbs in 6 months because I can’t eat much. I also have Gradually dropping blood pressure that after 18 years on 10 mgs 1xday I am not taking any bp meds now. And it is not the weight loss, my blood pressure began to drop in January 2020 and when I was at my higher weight. Now I cannot take my asthma inhaler nor nasal decongestants bc surprisingly my blood pressure drops within 15 mins! I have fatigue, weak arms from elbow down, legs from knee down, burning soles, splotchy tingly hands with slightly redder fingertips, headaches, sinus pain, red eye vessels, arm rash, “emptiness” feeling in my head in certain positions, nausea, increased amount of blue veins, joint stiffness, and body vibrations. I’ve tested negative for Lyme, celiac, h pylori, C-diff, rheumatoid, lupus, and allergens (except dust mites). My head And abdominal CT scan was normal. All blood work is consistently normal except I’m been running on lower end of electrolytes and IGA is 508 (<400). Heart blood work and every EKG is normal.. What is wrong with me????? I wish I was back in November 2019, when I just worried about my asthma and high blood pressure.
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After reviewing the medical query raised by you the first thing i would like to tell you is that your systolic blood pressure is significantly high (>200) which is a sort of medical emergency requiring direct medical supervision.
If you are having trouble with BP medications then its advisable to get an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring done so that the bp fluctuation pattern can be identified and then your bp meds can be adjusted accordingly so that it wont fall below desired levels.
Rest of your symptoms are quite variable and probably will require a detailed physical medical examination in person along with certain investigations by a doctor. So its advisable to meet you GP and get yourself evaluated accordingly.
Hope to have been helpful.
See all your blood test reports and other cardiac work out came normal. Your echocardiogram report is also pretty alright except for some age related changes.
Regarding your fall in blood pressure this do happen in quite some patients after starting antihypertensive medication for a while. So I don’t see any obvious cardiac cause to worry for. However you need need to keep a watch on your bp readings as medication need to be started if it goes beyond 140/80mmhg.