Yes, just a standard xray, earlier this year.
Yes to echocardiogram, but do not remember when last. Maybe a few years ago. Then, had beginnings of that thickening of one part; and was starting the hypertension.
Am taking Nutri Adrenal and Bendroflumethiazide.
I apologise if I seem awkward to you, but the truth is that, several times before, I have been through, with Just Answer, the whole business of having more questions for ages - and in the end, no real answer given.
For this reason had decided never to use it again; but it is morning, the right time to take the adrenal if I am going to, and the doctor who prescribed the adrenal is abroad for a while.
OH NEARLY FORGOT RE HEART. I know that the ECG is not quite normal at times, but I have not had a heart attack.
Thank you very much indeed. Yes please, if you can - -
In this part of The UK, doctors do not disclose information, such as blood test figures. All I have to go on is that nobody has even suggested (never mind insisted) on medication for me, apart from the hypertension sort.
One doctor told me 3 years ago that heart failure was starting to show on the ECGs, but nobody else has. The nurse who did the last mentioned casually that she could see nothing wrong with it.
That doctor took notice of what I said: that I always knew how high, or not, the blood pressure was, depending on how bad my thirst was. He had tests done, of proteins and (I cannot remember the word) something else in my urine. Found I had too little sodium. Fell ill and vanished, another doctor said that result might lead to something, but that was that.
Some doctors (including a good one at Just Answer) have mentioned the vagus nerve, because I have a displaced cv. My ancient hiatus hernia also upsets my heart from time to time. No, nobody will do anything. But you can see how mixed up it all is, and how stuck I am!
The 'adrenal doctor' said that the variability in my thirst would be explained in terms of adrenal fatigue.
PLEASE will you tell me if THIS is what feels at times like a lump pressing ON my heart? I have a fistula in my oesophagus.
A paramedic carting me off to A & E told me in 2011 that my heart was in a very bad way when they had arrived, but had steadied AND 'I don't think it's your heart. Something else is upsetting your heart.'
I took seriously the warning about the adrenal supplement and stopped it, , because years ago, the mini birth control pill was disastrous for me - by ending my own body's meagre production of progesterone. Made me ill for years.
Sorry for all this.
Many thanks, Ann
Thank you very much.
I have remembered that, when that result came of insufficient sodium in the urine, I was taking two adrenals daily. Later, when told that that problem had gone, I had given it up.
All my life, I have had trouble from hypoglycaemia, had much migraine as a result. Amazingly, not yet QUITE diabetes!
Have been on 8 adrenal pills a day. Was very uneasy about it; gave it up.
But I have had too-tired adrenals for most of my life. My own instinct, despite hypothyroidism being a bit in the family (like diabetes) is that those symptoms would go if the adrenals were healed.
Thank you. When you have replied to the above, I will end it. Must go.
Thank you for very much for the clear good sense.