One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
Up until this past Friday, things have finally started to feel "normal". My vision spells and "foggy/unfocused" vision that were essentially preventing me from driving or being on my feet for more than 10-15 mins were "cured" with the addition of the BP med Amlodipine Besylate. Cardiologist prescribed it as a "guess" only after the extensive blood work, sleep test, heart stress test, brain MRI, brain CT, heart echo, heart MRI and throat heart echo all came back clean -- heck I saw a vision doctor and he said my vision could benefit from glasses but the prescription was on the level of needing "cheaters" to make things far away a tad more clear.
Last I posted I was seeking advice on exercising, because I've been trying to up my cardio game and things were going mostly great until Friday.
I was on the home stretch of a 45 min jog. Feeling absolutely fine, heart at 140-155bpm and breathing fine and then suddenly I started feeling kind of heavy in my head and light on my feet. Slowed down and tried walking and then noticed my balance started feeling "off". Luckily for me, I was 3 houses down and I made it home and to my couch. I sat for a good 45 mins just feeling terrible. The room wasn't spinning, but my vision just felt off and my stomach felt like I was experiencing motion sickness (felt like I was going to puke). Took my blood pressure a few times -- it was 133/87 within 20 mins of getting home and then 139/89 2 hours later after resting on the couch and taking my nightly Metroprolol, Warfarin and Hydroxyzine. Is that odd that it was still that high?
Anyways, I noticed yesterday while walking to the mailbox, my motion and vision felt that same "off" way again. Today I experienced it while driving and then again while sitting on the couch. It just comes out of nowhere and makes me feel like I can't focus my vision and that I'm going to get sick. Sitting on the couch with my eyes closed sometimes fixes it, otherwise it'll last for a few hours. Heart isn't thumping, beating at around 85-100bpm, depending on what I am doing.
What frustrates me so much is that I experienced this right after the PM implant and no one could explain it and at one point the Caridologist said, let's try another blood pressure med and then suddenly I was fixed! And I've mostly been feeling fine for the past month or so and then this hit me without any sort of warning. Is it possible I need...more blood pressure meds? Could my PM settings be at play? I'm trying to read into afib or any other sort of arithymias as I am not familiar with those? Do those feel like this?
i sent a note to my Cardilogist earlier today and have an appt with them on Dec 16 as well as a PM device check. I'm just wondering if I should be more concerned about this or just try to "wait out the storm" until then? Driving isn't so fun feeling like this, nor is working out or doing anything that doesn't involve sitting around and doing nothing. :-/
I hope that this is the last hurdle that I need to overcome before feeling "normal" again.
Anyone else experience something like this months after the implant and otherwise feeling normal?