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Nemeria
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Managing multiple conditions - suffer from serious fatigue

Posted by @nemeria, May 10, 2016

I am a 72 year old woman, diagnosed with PH with LVDD. I am currently taking no medication for the heart/lung disease. There apparently are none while those in group 1 now have about 16 meds for their condition. Frustrating! I am told to exercise, lose weight. Problem is I have osteo in my spine and knees and exercise is very difficult. I suffer from serious fatigue because of other meds I take; just added Femara after breast cancer surgery in Jan. and Feb. Another load of fatigue. Anyone out there have this and how do you deal with it. I was told when diagnosed the average lifespan after diagnosis is 5 years. I am approaching that anniversary. So far my PFT’s haven’t changed in three years. Echoes don’t show much muscularization on the left ventricle but can only see the backside, not inside it. I feel lousy a lot of the time and really want to feel better. I was diagnosed using a Right Heart Cath after a stress test with and without contrast, PFT’S, and echoes.

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Hi @nemeria.
Fatigue is so difficult to deal with. And this isn’t just simple tiredness, it’s a debilitating fatigue isn’t it? I’d like to introduce you to other members of the community and a few discussions you may wish to comment on.

First meet @cyndiblaw @punkin53 @vdouglas here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-was-diagnosed-with-mitral-valve-regurgitation-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-2/

Then there’s the group talking about osteoarthritis here https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hi-im-new-to-the-site-and-am-interested-in-treating-osteoperosis/ tagging @mohavegal @jmbjar @heritage1955

And the breast cancer group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/breast-cancer/

Welcome back to Connect. I’m really glad you posted a message.

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