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Old 05-11-2015, 10:48 PM
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Going to schedule a physical with the Doctor. For a few month's been having dizzy/faint feelings like going to pass out disoriented trouble speaking sometimes with high heart rate. Feels as if chest is going to burst. Normally heart rate be 130 to 140 then drop quickly down to 60 then balance out in the mid 80's.

I wouldn't be concern if I just did some exercise or worked out. This usually occurs when I am sitting or not doing anything.

I am going to schedule a check up, but any idea what's going on? Anyone have similar experience. No numbness or tingling sensations. Definitely chest pain.

Appreciate any feedback.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:01 PM
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There are many possibilities. atrial fibrillation, severe anemia, aortic stenosis, etc. to name a few.
Your doctor will likely begin with CBC, EKG and echo
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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GOING to schedule a physical?? You should have sought medical attention the first couple of times this happened. I'm the kind of person who usually has to be dragged to a doctor, but these symptoms are SERIOUS. Go somewhere stat for attention to this particular issue. Schedule the complete physical while you are there getting your heart checked. This is nothing to mess around with.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:42 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I felt like that after a large blood loss, but you'd know if you had something like that happen to you. I had to have two transfusions and I still felt horrible for about a month afterwards, heart pounding and short of breath every time I moved, couldn't lift my arms, fainting.

You need to get checked out right away, this is not a normal thing and you need to find out what's causing it. It could be panic attacks but it could be something a lot more serious.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:16 AM
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I think it has happened at least 4 times. Can't recall the first time it happen. Second one was shopping...not sure if it was sugar or not. I haven't checked my sugar in a year or so run about 75-80 with glucose. Do remember having some sugar when I felt like this and a sugary drink thinking could of been low blood sugar. Family does have a history of hyperglycemia. Do remember being hydrated so not sure of was narrow blood pressure and a low bp.

Second time was a bit scary, but thought maybe was the new allergy medication I took. Was non sensical disoriented slurred words numbness tingling. Not sure my pulse was about 110-115.

My pulse has been spiking lately, but today only time ever recorded it over 125.

Today only think could be dehydration. I had a muscle spasm last night in my leg. Only had one glass of water, medium ice coffee, and a diet soda. Also did eat a hot dog and fries about 40-60minutes prior to this sensation.

Lasted maybe an hour. Did grab another iced coffee heart rate dropped down within 20 minutes after that.

I did start running again 8 week's ago, but think the first episode happen prior to that.

Been watching TV in bed last hour going to bed. Resting pulse is 92.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Location: Mostly in my head
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Confusion could be a TIA. Call your doc now!
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:17 AM
Location: South Florida
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This isn't a "going to schedule a physical" kind of thing. It's a "call the doctor today and get an appointment today or to be checked out" situation.

It makes sense to get seen as close in time to the actual event as possible. There may be abnormalities in your blood that would cause or help diagnose the heart issue but they may not be detectable a few days or weeks from now. The leg cramp the night before, the dehydration and the high salt intake make me wonder about your potassium and sodium levels.

Another cup of coffee when you are having an tachycardia episode??? That should definitely not be your first choice although the icy coldness of the drink may be what restored the normal heart rate.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:36 AM
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Yea trying to figure if was low sugar so thought coffee could perk the sugar up. However, been trying to cut coffee intake out though lately. Only having 2 cups a day. Did wake up with a pulse of 45 today.

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Old 05-13-2015, 06:31 AM
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If i had the symptoms you describe in post 1 i'd be down at the local hospital emergency room to fully define the problem.. symptoms could be indicative of a panic attack=

Symptoms of a panic attack, which often last about 10 minutes, include:
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Pounding heart or chest pain.
  • Intense feeling of dread.
  • Sensation of choking or smothering.
  • Dizziness or feeling faint.
  • Trembling or shaking.
  • Sweating.
  • Nausea or stomachache.
Low sugar wont be impacted by drinking coffee if you have low sugar fruit juice is where you want to be.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:30 AM
Location: San Antonio
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Anxiety attack or too much caffeine. You can have a panic attack even when sitting and relaxing.
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