Elevated Liver Enzymes, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Difficulty Swallowing
I am a 33 year old female who is 14 ½ weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I took Yasmin in 2003. In 2004, I began noticing strong palpations and rapid heartbeat and was diagnosed with panic attacks. Was prescribed zanax and within a year seemed to occur ... more »
I am a 33 year old female who is 14 ½ weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I took Yasmin in 2003. In 2004, I began noticing strong palpations and rapid heartbeat and was diagnosed with panic attacks. Was prescribed zanax and within a year seemed to occur much less and stopped medication. Right before the pregnancy, I had a few episodes and a Dr put me on Cymbalta. During my pregnancy, I was referred to a cardiologist and she diagnosed me with PVC, PAC and sinus arrhythmia. I was prescribed a low dose of Labetalol and after awhile I hardly noticed any palpations. Then at 31 weeks my OBGYN placed me on bed rest because I was 50% effaced, I was also given a couple steroid shop to help the baby if he did come early. I delivered at 38 weeks because water broke and baby was transverse. After delivery, I felt horrible and my blood pressure was elevated so Dr put me on Meteprolol. Apparently I had episode of SVT after delivery. While on the Meteprolol, my blood pressure first got higher (157/103-was the highest) but started staying lower average (120/80) but my heart rate was in 50’s, I wore a halter monitor and my PVC’s and PAC’s were much lower and we did an Echo which came back normal. So Dr took me off the medication altogether this was about 3 weeks postpartum. I felt better but still not normal since C-section. 5 weeks ago I started feeling bad again; my blood pressure was elevated, had neck and left shoulder pain with flushing and night sweats no fevers. Dr. ran some test and my liver enzymes were slightly elevated. Then my throat began to hurt and has been very difficult to swallow, feels like something is pressing the back of my throat and nasal passage and left eye. I woke up the morning after seeing the Dr and my left eye was blood shot and leaking drainage. We have ruled out Mono, Hep A, B, C. Still running more blood work. Also, I have noticed that every part of my body is creaking and cracking like a really old door that hasn’t been greased in a long time. I’m not sure if these problems are associated but it seems as if they are just looking at the liver enzymes separate from the symptoms. I also have had swollen lymph nodes, numbness & tingling on left side of neck, shoulder, arm for a long time. Can you recommend other tests I could ask to take? Could this be due to using Yasmin? In the past I had blood work for my thyroid and that was normal however I know that blood tests don’t always show problems. Could these be thyroid problems? Or perhaps fatty liver? Please help; I have a beautiful new baby boy who needs a healthy momma! Thank you!