Why am I frustrated? I’m over being anemic. I’m getting shortness of breath(SOB), chest pain, tachycardia(elevated heart rate), hot flashes and dizzy/feeling light headed. I. Am. So. Over. It.
I went and saw my PCP today because yesterday I had tachycardia(M checked it and it was 130 beats per minute(BPM)), I was light headed and was feeling really warm just walking around. I knew I wasn’t feeling right and they were able to get me in today. So they ran some labs, took a chest xray and did a 12-Lead ECG(aka EKG) on me. All of which came back normal except I had a slightly elevated WBC count. Which I figured I already had because I have active inflammation in my colon. I’m also getting an inhaler. Who knows how much that will help though because when I get SOB I’m not wheezing.
I just read about Albuterol and apparently it does treat SOB and chest tightness. Hopefully whatever I get helps. Unless I randomly developed asthma at 25? My younger brother has it so I guess it’s a possibility. Although all of those symptoms could be related to the iron deficiency anemia. It just sucks because I just want to be better already.
I’m supposed to be a 25 yr old happy person in my prime but I feel like my IBD is robbing me of my health and my life at times. I just want to be better. I haven’t ever been so sick in my entire life. The last 6 or 7 months have been the worst between being hospitalized, multiple colonoscopies, allergic reactions to medications and now I’m dealing with anemia on top of everything else.