Slow heart rate/severe upper abdo discomfort

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so for the last few months i have been dizzy, fatigued, slow heart rate episodes of 46-58bpm(heart rate has never been this slow before) i have had the full MOT done on my heart, echocardiogram, ECGs, 24hr holster and all looks fine from that perspective. blood pressure was slightly low but that seems to have improved. my upper abdomen is in bits but is not pain. it is severe discomfort and nausea, along with a pushing out feeling right at the top of my abdomen in the middle and weak chest feeling. along with weakness in my hands and calves. i have been tested for so so many things and the doctors dont know what it is yet. im yet to have a camera in my stomach. i started taking t3 and the slow heart rate seemed to subside for a month but now its come back again the last few days. does anyone have any idea what this could be?

im at my wits end with this s**t and quite frankly worried that its getting worse again.

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    I take it you have an underactive thyroid if you are taking T3? Go back to your doctor and check you are getting enough underactive thyroid medecine. Many doctors don't prescribe enough and the test is not accurate.

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      thats i switched to combination thyroxine and liothyronine 3 weeks ago and everything subsided for a month. the abdo pain has always been there but everything else had subsided and now its creeping back again.

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      Check on your medication leaflet to see if you are getting side effects. If your symptoms match the list of bad reactions, speak to your doctor for further advice.

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    I can just relate my personal experience. this kind of symptoms turned out in my case to be a tumor on my pituitary gland only found by MRI.

    They put some kind of nuclear imaging stuff in my spine and did MRI. My spinal fluid was building up a lot of pressure and if I had not happened to mention I grew 2 inches just as an off the cuff remark to my Internal Medicine DR I suppose I would still be on an endless quest.

    panhypopituotarism is the technical name and is actually not as rare as some might think. It is especially prevalent in women, overweight, & with a history of head injury.

    I had 2 traumatic brain injuries in my life and the second one was the culprit.

    The pituitary is the Master gland and if it gets messed up you can have all these mysterious health issues until you are labeled a hypochondriac.

    I was fortunate to have a team of specialists including neuro surgeons and endocrinologists and numerous others.

    I cannot tell you that you have this but it would be to your advantage to self check that and see if you have the symptoms and if you do just ask your health care providor if its a possibility. A cortisol level check is the first thing I had and mine was so bad they knew even before the MRI.

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      thankyou for your reply. i have had a CT scan of my head done, so i would assume if i had pituitary tumor that it would have shown up on there?

      i believe they should have done a full MRI by now considering they dont have a clue what is going on

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    Hi sophshea,

    Sorry to say I also get some of those same feelings and worse. My doctors are having no luck solving it either. I have tried everything to solve it and so have they. I get dizzy,high,heart pain, convulsions and fatigue. I am only taking Rantidine and it even happens when I stop. I am currently having to compile a video to get accepted by a Neuropsychologist. This is very disturbing like yours and I have spent over 2 years now seeing psychiatrist, every test possible..EGD,Esophagram, and chest x-rays because I aspirate so much. I did have it all go away for 3 months when I had no pneumonia. So thinking there is a correlation. Each person has their own symptoms and disease so I cannot assure you of anything. But will let you know if Neurologist helps me any. My theory was Encephalitis. But someone else mentioned dehydration and I do suffer from that a lot too. Good Luck.

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