For the past 3 weeks or so I’ve been having shortness of breath. No matter how deep or hard I inhale, I can’t seem to catch a full breath. Along with that comes incredible anxiety. On days where it’s really bad, I also have heart palpitations and skipped beats (sometimes every 3rd beat!).
I’ve been close to going to the ER on a few occasions. I had an appointment with a cardiologist yesterday and a quick EKG and listen with a stethoscope showed nothing (of course I wasn’t having any symptoms at the time).
I have a pulse/02 meter and a blood pressure machine, and while this is all happening, my 02 is always okay. I never go below 98%, and BP is mostly normal. Sometime lower than what’s normal for me.
Here comes the possible variables…
About a month ago I stopped taking any AI. I used to take 1.5mg/week. My doc wanted me off the anastrozole for the benefits of higher E2. And so after a period of tapering, I’ve been completely off for a month now.
My question is, can high E2 be a cause of shortness of breath/anxiety, and heart palpitations?
I really don’t have anything else different going on other than I switched from finasteride to dutasteride. Everything else in my life is the same.