"Sent home by the hospital, still very ill"
Posted by Patient5555 (as ),
Was admitted to Crosshouse A&E with chest pains and BP of 200/118, resting pulse 110+.
They were very good, gave me blood thinning injection and transferred to cardio ward for close observation.
They kept me in the ward overnight BP and pulse remained very high. They took vast amounts of bloods to run tests. Resting pulse was so high they couldn't do exercise tolerance test. Eventually they decided to do this test, but agreed to be very cautious as my stats were so high.
They then concluded that I had not experienced a heart attack and were going to discharge me.
I questioned why I was so ill and why my BP, pulse were so high. I was told if I was unhappy with these I should make an appointment and see my GP.
Thankfully I did just this, turned out I had an overactive thyroid. The level was so high it was the highest level my GP had ever seen. It was so high I could have easily died.
I am disgusted that the hospital discharged me when I was clearly very ill. I feel they discharged me without apparent concern for my wellbeing and not interested in finding the cause of my life threading stats.
Luckily I did not suffer from an aneurysm or heart attack due to this, despite the lack of care given by Crosshouse Ayrshire.