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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 27, 2010
  • 09:15 PM

Can someone please help me discover what is wrong with me. I stopped Half-Inderal in June, (prescribed for prevention of migraines) without weaning off on the advice of a GP due to low heart rate (40). I feel terrible, unable to exercise, walk up stairs, carry bags and suffer from serious fatique. I have weakness in my legs and arms, blurred vision, insomia, weight loss, poor concentration, headaches, wake up at 5pm every morning with a butterfly sensation in my chest, have fluctuations in both my heart rate & BP & have had abnormal ECGs (T wave, inferior ischemia? etc). I am currently having cardiac investigations.
I have been to numerous GPs who keep telling me Im anxious/depressed so Ive been taking Prozac 20mg since May 2010. I am a 41 year old woman with two children.
I have paid to have a saliva adrenal stress profile which showed low cortisol & DHEA.
Has anyone any idea of what I can do to convince medics that something is seriously wrong? :confused:

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  • It sounds like you have an adrenal problem and also a cardiac problemYou need to be under the care of a endocrine specialist and also a cardiologist for your heart. Adrenal insufficieny can cause the severe fatigue that you are suggesting that you have - a endocrine doctor should be able to sort out this component for you. You may need to have some more blood tests and or urine test to be sure. Also any cardiovascular complaint can cause some mild depression and fatigue - I hope you feel better and you get the attention that you require. Also mention to the doctors your blurred vision - possibly you should have an eye check, have your BP reviewed and also a vascular doppler ultrasound scan of you blood vessels in your neck. Prevention is also a key to good health
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    • December 31, 2010
    • 01:25 AM
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