What a horrible week and 1/2. I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance with a racing heart in the 190's that wouldn't come down even after EMT's gave meds thru IV. Admitted to CCU after cardiologist said I was in congestive heart failure. After 2 days released. ( Not heart failure obviously!!) One day after being home my husband rushes me back to ER with bells palsy symptoms and clawed hands that I couldn't open. Then they said it is probably from the prednisone which caused dangerously low potassium levels. Now my calcium levels are through the roof and I have to have more testing for that which they think caused the stroke like symptoms. Soo... now after being out of the hospital they are weaning me off Pred. to quickly as I developed adrenal symptoms so bad that I had to take the Prednisone to even be able to get out of bed or eat. Feeling slightly better now. Don't know where to go or who to see first. Will wean off the PRed slower and try to regain my strength to get the tests done which are nucleur stress test, parathyroid testing for the high calcium and all fresh blood work after the the stuff is out of my system. For pete's sake I was sent home with nitro patches amongst other things. Went to my primary with all meds, had him sort them all out. Most went in garbage and stated I want 1 Dr. in charge of my health to give direction & confer with my Rheumatologists. What a nightmare week, very scary. I just want to get some answers!!
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