Not Feeling Well
I've been having a problem especially when I first wake up, my skin is cold and clammy and moist. This is the best way I can describe it. Also my heart has been racing. Then there something else that happens. Every once in a while I feel like I blackout briefly. I go to my PCP tomorrow. And next week to my rheumy. Please pray That I get some answers.
That doesn't sound good Becky....I've had the cold clammy skin, but not with racing heart....and blackout periods. That's something that definitely needs checking out. Good to know you're seeing your doctor tomorrow. Take it easy till then. If your heart is still racing and you black out anymore, I'd suggest calling your PCP today and see what he says. He may want you to head to the ER.
I'll be praying for you...sending you hugs of caring concern.... :hug:
Originally Posted by Rastagirl
Thanks Lori that is so sweet. I dread telling the doctor tomorrow because, I don't want to end up in the hospital. I was hopeing this would just go away. So haven't done any thing. Their are several things that could be causing this. I have PH, DVT, Sleep apnea, heart problem. :hug:
I totally understand the not wanting to tell the doc cuz you'll end up in the hospital. Been there....done that...many times. I can't count how many times I'd sit on the end of my bed crying and telling my husband I don't want to call the doctor...I'm just going to end up in the hospital...the last place on earth I wanna be. That's one of the things that I hated most about this illness...all the damn things that could end me up in the hospital. Hospital's suck, except for the 'getting you better part'. That's where I've had some of my lonliest moments with Lupus....after all your family and friends go home...and you're stuck there feeling awful.
I'll say a prayer for you....hopefully this will be something they can fix outside the hospital.
Hang in there and try not to stress yourself too much. I know....easier said than done. But you don't need to be flaring on top of this. Rest today and save up some energy for the doctor visit tomorrow.
Sending you a bunch more hugs >>>>>>> :hug:
I agree with Rastagirl. I know you're praying it's nothing but it could be something. You only have one heart, take care of it! It's definitely good you're going to your PCP but if it continues tonight and if you're that worried about it, GO TO THE ER! Thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope everything goes well and it's nothing.
Originally Posted by Rastagirl
Thanks for you prayers, I'll try not to stress about it. I'll try to wait and see what happens tomorrow. One thing thats keeping my mind of of it right now is. I can't find my ins. card. Just got a new one last month and don't know where I put it.
Originally Posted by MicRoMediC
Thanks I hope it nothing too. It may just be something from the bug I had last week. It's just so strange. And I noticed that my ankles are swollen too. But they do swell at times and take a diuretic for that.
Went to Doctor he wants me to do some of the heart test again. I told him I wanted to avoid the test because of cost.So he did some blood work. I'm suppose to call back next week.
I will add you to my list of nightly prayers.
I hope you get some answers, i know it stinks not knowing. i only wake up sometimes being sweaty just around back of neck, and everywhere else dry and sometimes cold. but i think yours sounds different.:flowers1:
Anti-inflammatories are one possibility of edema, prednisone too or it could heart or kidney involvement. For me, I notice it is the drugs.
Also when taking diuretics...I take Lasix, a loop diurectic that releases the sodium in my blood...do you supplement with a prescription of potassium. Taking diuretics can cause heart racing and palpitations...dizziness, lightheadedess. Did your doctor look into that or do your see any correlation between the two, drug and symptom?
Hope you find the cause and it is easy to fix...