I am 54 yr old female, 5'9, 132 pounds. at age 36 I had an MI due to cancer treatment - radiation to the mediastinum as well as adriamycin and several other chemotherapies. I didn't have significant plaque buildup and am now plant-based, whole food. no animal, oil, sugar, dairy and have been eating this way over a year. My thyroid was destroyed by radiation but it is well controlled and monitored. I take an aspirin a day. I was on a myriad of medications over the years - I have a rapid heart rate which is believed due to either biospy surgery or radiation but my cardiologist wasn't concerned as my body appeared to adjust to it. The cancer was at age 16. My question, I injured my shoulder and was given prednisone. I've never had so much energy. I know I can't stay on this long term - it is only prescribed for a week to get the swelling down. I only started it yesterday and my workout was doubled what it usually is. I've been complaining of fatigue and lack of energy for years - non of the usual cardiac meds have ever improved that. I exercise daily - 30 minutes on a treadmill and weight lifting every few days. Today I feel like I could go non stop. Is there something else that would mimic what the prednisone is doing that is a more natural solution. Do you understand what this might be doing that I have so much energy?View Thread
thank you. As I was doing more research yesterday I hit on dehydration, too. I have been yelled at for it in the past so I started drinking a lot more water to see if it helps. I hate getting up so often but if it helps my energy it will be worth it.View Thread
I've wore one for an extended period of time and it never showed anything. But then even when I was having the heart attack the ekg showed no changes. Sometimes if I eat too much - not calories wise but something that really fills my stomach I am extremely tired as well. It just hits without explanation. I was thinking it had something to do with being sedentary but not knowing if there was anything I could do about it. My blood pressure is low - not too low but reasonable. I have a higher heart rate but they said that is just me.View Thread
I had a heart attack over 16 years ago, only 5% of my heart was affected. I workout daily, at least 30 minutes a day as well as weight training. Fatigue is an issue after sitting, even for a brief car ride. I can feel great in the morning but if I sit in a meeting for an extended time or ride in a car I suddenly feel exhausted. Since I can't suddenly get up and move around either in a car or a meeting, is there something I can be doing to get my energy back? I eat very healthy, am at target weight and all my bloodwork is within normal range. I'm dumbfounded that this happens.View Thread
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