I am 43 years old and have hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma and type 2 diabetes.
Currently taking medications for cholesterol, asthma, hypertension. I was admitted to hospital--fainted, Diagnosed with Left Ventricle Dysfunction according to Echocardiogram and 5 Ekg's also blood work.
The report on Echo states: EF 77% and diastolic dysfunction. What does this mean? Is this condition temporary? Can it be cured? Do I have to take meds for the rest of my life?
While at hospital stay I was given:
Injections tid of heparin, 81mg bayer aspirin, vasotec 2.5mg, hctz 25 mg.
I have had episodes of coughing, tight chest, tight throat, asthma worsened, still they kept me on these meds.
I was treated for asthma with nebulizer @ 6 hours, and used my inhaler often.
I am home now still having the same symptoms as I did in hospital. I find myself gasping for air in my sleep.
Prior to me fainting which led me to be hospitalized, I felt cold all over, pale, palpitations and had to defecate 5 times, urinate 4 times. I have been dealing with IBS for 6 years now. Just feeling like I have to go rises my blood pressure and gives me palpitations.
Are the meds I mentioned above safe for me to take? Is the Aspirin causing my asthma to worsen or the Vasotec?
Can I exercise when feeling better? By the way my A1c is 6.1, it was 6.8 two months ago.
I have been also experiencing diabetic neuropthy-- feeling cold all over--face, eyes, arms, legs, buttocks, feet.
Pain, burning, stabbing--plus coldness in feet.
Do you think this has to do with my heart or diabetic neuropathy.
Please help no where else to turn.
I am currently looking for a clinic to go to.
It'd be best to post this question as a new discussion instead of onto this announcement. People will see it easier then.