Will have yearly Cslcium score scan and PET stress test

Cardio confirmed today

Cardio confirmed today that I had tia last week and not conversion disorder. He was angry that they had so little disregard for me that they would just label symptoms as psychological without talking to him. Bp hit 184/121 today. He gave me permission to take nitro and it brought bp down quickly. Glad he validated what I knew and really happy he did not send me back to hospital! Will have yearly Cslcium score scan and pET stress test with in next couple weeks to see what is happening to my body now. Btw. Feeling much better now and was able to finally eat but still a little weak.


Discussion


Shirley Ulerick
So happy for u u found the right dr

Karen Mitchell
Shirley Ulerick ty. He has been receptive to my thoughts and questions for 2 years…but everytime I have mentioned something and he had reservations, he has been willing to explore it and sure enough there was usually something there like afib, blockage, etc. he was the one that told me I had tia and I said they said conversion and he said not psychological, although there could be some component, but with my calcium score over 400 and my history and I explained symptoms equaled tia.

Karen Mitchell
Shirley Ulerick sorry, I should have said not to take nitro for your bp unless you have cleared it with your dr. My tias follow a pattern of sudden escalation like from 112 to 180+ in a very short period of time and continues climbing bringing confusion, unable to respond, can’t talk, mobility issues, etc. that was why I asked about nitro that I take for heart issue to see if I take at first sign maybe bp will drop quickly and I can avoid tia. Will keep you updated. Still tired and weak and balance issues from yesterday but so much better.

Shirley Ulerick
Karen Mitchell o i knew that lol

Karen Mitchell
Shirley Ulerick I figured but thought in case someone new read the post, I didn’t [email protected] them to think because my dr and I are trying this that they should too.

Shirley Ulerick
Karen Mitchell my dr gave them to me also .

Karen Mitchell
Shirley Ulerick great. It was my idea but dr quickly agreed

Shirley Ulerick
Karen Mitchell sometimes we have to ask . Sometimes we are right

Karen Mitchell
Shirley Ulerick actually nurse in hospital suggested that since my tias seem to start with giant jump in bp that at first sign I take something to keep it from getting higher. Soon said nitro opens vessels wider fir better blood flow. Gave me idea to ask. Surprised no one had suggested it. Even pulmonologist thought it was a good idea to try. So will see how it works. Will be interesting to see how my body reacts to PET stress test and what my new coronary calcium score is. May provide some answers.

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