Hello, I hope this post finds everyone doing well. I have experienced a small setback. After a heart cath last June in which I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension, my medications were changed to include more diuretics - I now take Spironolactone twice daily, Zaroxolyn, and Bumex once/day. Since that time my fluid has been quite well controlled for the most part....until last Saturday.
I may have contributed to my own detriment because 4 days prior to that I ate some Hot & Sour soup (which I love, love, love, but know is VERY bad for me due to the salt content (like 1500 mg/serving)
So, Saturday night I started with the SOB. Easter sunday I avoided the ham but gained 9 pounds by Monday with pitting edema in my legs nearly to my knees and the SOB was getting worse. I called the cardiologist Monday morning and reported it. They said they would call me back after the doctor reviewed my message.
Tuesday I had an appointment with my primary doctor just as a blood pressure check etc.....I told him what was happening and that the fluid weight was starting to come off but the SOB was lingering. He had me go to the lab to check my Potassium and Magnesium levels which drop low often. He said he would call me later that same day with the results. I have had critically low Potassium several times for which I was hospitalized.
Wednesday I went to cardiac rehab but told them what was happening and that I was not sure how well I would do working out that day......my blood pressure was up (144/100) and the nurse said she was "disturbed" that my cardiologist had not called me back yet.
Now here it is Thursday night and I have not heard back from either doctor yet. I have lost 7 of the 9 pounds of fluid, so that seems to be resolving itself but the SOB is still not my "normal".
I am asking your valued opinion here ladies.....am I expecting too much or do you think I may be justified in feeling slightly neglected/ignored? Would you expect a response by now?