Have had M.S for many years and have been on IV steroids for the last 8 years, on average three times a year. The last time I had IV steroids, my heart rate fell to 32, should be around 80, went to a and e and after many tests got discharged from them and cardiology!!
Went to my g.p and informed her there is definetley something wrong with my heart- after waiting months- went back to Cardiology- my pulse was 48, and Ive gone from being discharged to staff staying behind at the end of the day to wire me up with an ecg for 7 days and an appointment within 4 weeks!! Oh and the possibility of needing a pacemaker fitted all at the grand age of 33!!!
And all this from being discharged and told there is nothing wrong with me,… any way issues aside- has anyone heard of steroids causing a low pulse- to the point where they have heard that heart surgery is needed?
Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated.