Update: 08.08.2014 – Cardiologist Visit
It started several weeks ago. I’m minding my own business in the gym. I’m doing my hour long workout, when all of a sudden a woman’s voice comes through my headset saying, “Warning! Your heart rate is now 180 bmp.” A few moments later, “Warning! Your heart rate is now 240 bmp.” WTF!!!! Okay, maybe some backstory is appropriate now.
A few months ago, I was feeling like shit for an extended period of time. The biggest issue was lethargy. To be this tired for this long needed some investigation. I went to the Visiting Nurses Service in Asbury to see my primary, Pat Garduno. Having looked at some recent blood tests she saw borderline low thyroid levels. Normally this would not be alarming, but I was showing some (but not all) of the classic symptoms of Hypothyroidism. She started treating me for the disease. This meant I would need to take the drug Synthroid, possibly for the rest of my life. Not something I wanted to do. Me and drugs … for the rest of my life … not going to happen — not if I can help it! Before I started taking the drug I needed to be sure it wasn’t my Sarcoid becoming active or possibly allergies — it was early Spring & the pollen counts were through the roof! I wrote about all that in my blog post “Take A Deep Breath … Again“. Continue Reading > > >