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i have several things going on. BP been high for a while;

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i have several things going on. BP been high for a while;
coil fitted, nerve pain, joint pain (with no swelling), heartburn, migraines, weight gain, cbolestrol dkubled in 18mths. on ramipril, lercanidipine, iron, anti-depressants, esomeprazole. what's going on?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

what was your cholesterol level?

Dr. David :

sounds like your esomeprazole is not working to control your heartburn.

Dr. David :

have you been tested for H Pylori bacteria in your stomach? this can worsen stomach acid and heartburn.

Dr. David :

how much weight have you gained?

Dr. David :

you could be retaining fluid.

Dr. David :

you could be starting to go into menopause and have decline of your estrogen levels

Dr. David :

are you still having periods?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : 6.4 from 3.4 in 18 mths
Dr. David :

you mean 3.4 to 6.4 for cholesterol?

Dr. David :

was this cholesterol blood test a fasting blood test?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : had Hp in my 30s with duodenum ulcer have gained 22lbs in 18mths no periods now with mirena coil in
Dr. David :

what is Hp?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : yes to chol yes a fasting
Dr. David :

what is Hp?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : H pylori
Dr. David :

you said you had Hp in your 30s?

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

have you had H Pylori testing recently?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : ??????
Dr. David :

you could have another H Pylori infection now causing worse reflux.

Dr. David :

how much weight have you gained?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : are you there?
Dr. David :

yes

Dr. David :

how much weight have you gained?

Dr. David :

the mirena coil can cause you to gain weight.

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : no recent test for HP
Dr. David :

and with weight gain, this can cause worse heartburn.

Dr. David :

and increased blood pressure.

Dr. David :

and also reflux.

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : 22lbs in 18 mths and have had the coil in for 18 mths also been referred to rhuematology re joint pain
Dr. David :

with increased weight gain, this can cause joint pain.

Dr. David :

are you willing to get the coil removed.

Dr. David :

that could help your symptoms.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

are you there?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : are you there
JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : ???????
Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

did you see what I typed above?

Dr. David :

I said that the mirena coil could be causing you to gain weight.

Dr. David :

and increase your cholesterol and increase your acid reflux and blood pressure.

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : are you going to help me or are we finished?
Dr. David :

did you not see what I typed above?

Dr. David :

are you willing to have your mirena coil removed.

Dr. David :

to see if your symptoms get better?

Dr. David :

it might help you get your weight back down.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : i have been waiting 21m for your help what is happening?
Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

are you not seeing what I am typing above?

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

you have to look above the chat box

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : it is just coming through now. i am due to see doc on thurs re coil. i am thinking of having it removed to seeif things improve but i need an relacement as have bleed heavily since 14 and had anaemia so wouldn't want to go back to that but at same time don't like
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

sorry about the technical issues.

Dr. David :

how about going on oral birth control pills to help decrease bleeding?

Dr. David :

or you could have a hysterectomy.

Dr. David :

are you trying to rate?

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : yes - i have had thede
JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : yes - i have had these joint pains since my early 30s will rheumatology sort that out?
Dr. David :

yes, seeing a rheumatologist will help

Dr. David :

you need blood testing to check for rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. David :

also blood testing to check for gout.

JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : ok thank u.
JACUSTOMER-g0umkb1v- : i will visit chat room later regarding my husbands constant kidney stoned
Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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