Hello Jody, I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today. How long ago did you stop fish oil?Did your doctor assign any reason for the low blood pressure readings?Was an heart ultrasound (echocardiography) done?Any significant past medical illness or family history?
I stopped taking the fish oil 4 days ago.
The doctor didn't say anything about my low blood pressure, I just assumed it was ok to be that low until I was reading online.
They did an EKG for my heart to see if there was irregular beating - nothing was detected.
I have always been really healthy.
Hello Jody,These symptoms should resolve in next 3-4 days, if this is an allergy to fish oils, which is definitely the possibility of the diagnosis. If the symptoms persists, after that, you may consider following investigations, if not yet done;
2) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate,
3) Thyroid function tests,
4) Muscle enzymes;
5) Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)
6) Adrenal function test
9) Anti-SSA (Ro) or Anti-SSB (La)
10) Coombs test
12) Peripheral blood film / smear.
Hormonal abnormalities like thyroid or adrenal would be looked by the above investigations apart from Epstein virus infection or immune mediated diseases.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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