The is a follow-up to my Unknown Cause post from last week. A big thank you to everyone who commented or contacted me about the situation. While this is a longer post than usual I’ll give the spoiler right now and tell you that I don’t have much news.
I called the doctors office the following day, and after hearing my symptoms that gave me an appointment for the same afternoon. Good news, yes? Not really. Whet through an exam, my blood pressure was a bit lower than normal, heart rate was checked twice and was 115. They did an EKG and drew blood, I know they’re testing B12 levels and thyroid function, not sure what else. I walked away with a cardiology referral and a letter stating that I shouldn’t drive more than five miles from home ‘until further evaluation’.
So I’m rather frustrated. These weird episodes started earlier this year, now they’re happening more often. Every day I feel not quite right, that there’s something wrong. I’ve put off making the cardiology appointment simply because I already did a consult, EKG, echocardiogram, and Holter monitor with this same office. I realize things may have changed since then, but I honestly feel like I’ll go through the same bunch of tests and like last time, not get an answer. My other thought at this point is to see a neurologist. I think I’ll wait until they call with the lab results and see what my doctor thinks about that idea.
*Update to the update: literally seconds after I posted this my doctor called. Weird timing: is she reading my blog?!? Anyhow, all the tests came back normal….B12, electrolytes, red blood cell count, thyroid. I feel like she just wants to pass me off to cardiology, and when I asked her opinion about seeing a neurologist her reply was it couldn’t hurt. I seem to be getting nowhere with this unfortunately.
On to a photo for today. Like many other parts of the country, temperatures have been very high here. Today’s forecast is 97°…just thought I’d share an older shot from cooler days: