Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Ended up in the ER and their two main concerns were stroke and heart problems. One doctor thought I might possibly need a pacemaker as my heart rate was dropping down into the 40s.
They kept me overnight and today had a cardiology consult. My heart checked out and so did all my enzymes. I had an MRI of the head and neck last night and that was okay, too, ruling out strokes, tumors, etc.
The cardiologist had the opinion that it was a middle ear dysfunction (vertigo) causing the dizziness and Raynaud's causing the finger discoloration. I am finally home and hope to get some sleep since the hospital is no place to rest....
Will follow up with my internist soon and perhaps will need an ENT referral (ear, nose throat specialist).