After years of complaints regarding overwhelming fatigue, high BP that spiked at night, insomnia and palpitations my cardiologist suggested my internist test aldosterone and renin.
Surprise -- I was hyperaldosterone. This was after adding drug after drug in an attempt to reduce my BP. Why is it so difficult for physicians to listen and believe women's complaints?
Patients know their bodies better than anyone else, but are often dismissed for a variety of reasons. I am still in the process of testing, but am relieved -- and a bit angry -- to finally have a diagnosis.