I have struggled for over a year with "non specific" symptoms resulting in having to use a walker, not being able to get out of bed for a couple a days at a time, scheduling days to have a bowel movement & pain in joints & muscles. I'm 41 yr old female that prior to 02/2008 was on 2 bp meds & living normally.
Diagnosed with malignant hypertension & taking 8 bp meds
Chronic constipation & taking Amitiza 2 times daily with no success I still have to use a laxative too.
25% blockage in left kidney as of 03/2008 - doctor says not significant to cause hypertension
Edema in hands & both legs from my thighs to my feet
Pain in arms & hands holding arms above my head .. more like a heaviness type of pain & can hardly at this point put a jacket on hands get numb & stiff ..
Pain in hips & legs .. especially at night & when walking .. pain at night is hardly bearable & when walking it is more of a burning pain that stops me ..
Numbness in hands & legs
Problems swallowing at times - this is scary
Positive Ana titer 1:80 nucleaor shape .. Doctor says titer is low & could be the beginnings of autoimmune
Passed out on stress test (treadmill) legs went numb & blood pressure escalated to 220/150 .. complete work up with cardio dr. lots of calcium in kidney area otherwise my heart was healthy .. arteriolsclerosis .. i have not had a catherization
Sleep Study Positive for partial obstruction
Chlonodine Suppression test -- non conclusive -- have yet to speak to Dr. about results .. norepenephrine after 1hr 15 min was at 1175 .. the test says possible substance interfering aldomet .. i stopped the methyldopa 2 days prior .. i ws not instructed to stop anything else.
Tests done with no findings --
Brain MRA & MRI
Tilt table test
Any comments or direction to link the symptoms would be greatly appreciated. I have to get my life back -- this has taken over.