This is my first post as I have just joined up. I just would like some ideas or guidance as to what could be wrong with me. Firstly I have been diagnosed with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve with moderate insufficiency 5 weeks ago. I was diagnosed as my heart looked a little bigger than it should be on a chest X-ray. I am 31 yrs old. I am 6'2 and 255lbs. Have always been going to the gym, use to do lots of weight lifting and cardio, now I stick to lighter weights and at least 1 - 1.5 hours of walking a day (to lose some weight). I have been exercising for the last 12 years straight.
I had a CT Angiogram done for any Aortic disection or Aortic aneurysm, all came back clear, my aorta and all related vessels were within normal range. My cardiologist put me on Atacand as my blood pressure tended to be around 130/70, he advised me while my blood pressure wasnt excessively high, that taking Atacand would lower it a little and make my heart beat with greater efficiency.
In the last week or so I have experienced weakness and pain in my right arm and hand, mainly when lying down in bed. I have also started getting dizzy spells which is very hard to describe, at the moment feels like pressure in the back of my head. i have been dizzy for last 3 days, it first occured while I was at work on my computer, all of a sudden dizziness hit me. Some mornings last week I woke up with my right arm completely dead (not sure if it was the way i had slept). I get pains in my toes occassionally, mainly in the right foot.
My diet is very healthy in general, however I do have 2 coffees a day. Sometimes I don't drink enough water. I workout everyday at the moment. I took myself to hospital one night because of the weakness in my right forearm/hand. Had full blood works done, everything was normal except creatinine which was higher than it should be. That night I did go to the gym, plus I read the Atacand can increase creatinine levels.
I am mainly after an answer to my sudden dizziness and right arm/hand weakness. The right arm weakness appeared for 2 days before the dizziness hit. I went to see 2 doctors to see what they thought, both couldnt give me a diagnosis. One said that it could be something to do with my cervical spine or neck nerves. The other said it could be a virus of some sort. I was worried it could be a stroke, however they didnt agree with me.
Any ideas would be appreciated.