Cath4
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Cath4, September 16,  2020  5:34pm EST

Autoimmune disease after HA

Hi everyone, it's so nice to still see familiar names on here! I have been gone awhile. I had a MI on 6/30/2019 at the age of 49. Now I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Anyone else experience autoimmune disease after a heart attack? Hope everyone is well & staying safe. Love to hear from anyone. Thanks, Cathy 

  • Mb120918
    Mb120918, September 17,  2020  2:23pm EST

    For me it has been a year and a half.  The anxiety has gotten better, not as often. But, then I can feel it building and the anger and anxiety start.  I have mt. Vasouvius moments and after that I feel better but I am embarrassed at the outburst.  But, it did get better and hopefully with some time we will go all the way.  I think covid made it worse.  You can't pamper yourself by going out to do whatever.  I liked going to the library or museum or even just makeup shopping.  I guess we will get there eventually 😉😉😜 stay healthy!!!!!

    Mary

    PS- forgot to mention that I've been reading that autoimmune diseases show up after major health events like HAs because your immune system gets compromised.  I found out that my vitaminD level was really low.  I have been working to raise it higher.  It surprised me how much of a difference it made in my allergies etc... 

  • Cath4
    Cath4, September 19,  2020  10:52pm EST

    Mary, yea I am about 14 months out. Sometimes I think I am good but the ptsd & anxiety shows itself. It's very weird, I don't feel anxious but I feel it inside. Yes I am hoping that as well, that it goes away. Covid definitely didn't help. I know I am struggling emotionally because I just feel overwhelmed with what I have going on now & there is no cure currently. Hm really, when I try to look it up, I find articles on the opposite that autoimmune causes HA. Many doctors have told me that it's rare to get it at the age of 50, usually early 20's to 30's. Anyway, thank you for your post, I appreciate it. Stay safe & well & I hope to talk to you soon 

  • Cath4
    Cath4, September 19,  2020  10:57pm EST

    Heather, that's good that he understood & seems to see that in younger patients. I clearly remember that ache every single day! Because of my autoimmune problem now, when I get like some acid reflux, I get the pain around the outer part of my left breast, it was so scary at first until I realized what it was. Crazy. I hope you feel better soon & thanks for replying 

  • Mb120918
    Mb120918, September 20,  2020  12:34pm EST

    Heather it is interesting what you wrote about clicking at a year.  I just noticed that I clicked at a year and a half at age 62.  Also, what you wrote about left breast pain and acid reflux also applies to me but I never put those two things together.  Thanks for the info. 

     I forgot to mention that the vitamin D helps me with depression.  I started with a real low level at a 10.  It should be between 40-80 according to my Dr.  At 40 I am feeling better.  It was nice exchanging information with the girls. Hope that we will all feel better soon.

    Stay healthy all! ☺️

    Mary

  • Cath4
    Cath4, September 20,  2020  5:08pm EST

    Hey Mary, that was me who said about the acid reflux & left breast pain. I forgot to say also when I wrote back to you that my vitamin D was low, I was taking 2000 iu but it was still low so now I am taking more. I hope it helps me. Stay healthy & well, Cathy 

  • Mb120918
    Mb120918, September 20,  2020  5:29pm EST

    Oh sorry Cathy.  I took 8,000 iu.  everyday for 6 months, now I take 5,000iu daily and it has vit k in it for absorption. It took a long time to change that level.  My cardiologist was concerned because of covid.  Evidently low d count makes you more susceptible to viruses and autoimmune diseases.   It would have been nice if the general practitioners told us that a long time ago!

    Be well,

    Mary

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