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Feel Out Of Breath When Laying Down
9.5 weeks pregnant. When standing and trying to do things, heart starts racing, feel dizzy & faint. Get short of breath. Goes away when lay back down?
Pregnancy: Dizziness, fainting are common during pregnancy as your body is going through major changes- with increase the heart rate, increase blood that has to be pumped by the heart, blood vessels that are dilating thus decreases the blood pressure- especially if you stand up to quickly. However other things like dehydration, anemia, vasovagal are possible too. Lie down, move slowly, hydrate, and f/u w/ ob. ...Read more
When i get up from a sitting position, i feel shaky and get a "passing out type of sensation". Lasts 5-10 secs then goes away. Even when laying down.
Getting pangs of dizziness while sitting standing or laying down when the pang of dizziness ( not a constant dizzy ) hits my heart stops beating?
Vertigo: Do you feel like the room is spinning around you? If so , you may have vertigo. See MD for full history physical and neuro exam. Evaluation for dizziness is complex and your heart rate and rhythm will also be analyzed. Are you on any medicine? If you feel like you are going to pass out or you have bled a lot from menstruation or have anemia or heart condition or epilepsy call 911. Good luck. ...Read more
Suddenly i feel dizzy when i bend over & when i breath in deep. Feels like when head is hanging off the bed while facing up.
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest include heartburn, pneumonia, internal bleeding, rib fractures, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
I get shortness of breath when laying down on back. Shortness of breath gets better if I lay on my side, what can it be from?
Have a lot of trouble waking up. When i wake up im usually tired. Out of breath at slightest activity. Feel like passing out after exertion.
Fainting feeling when standing after laying down muscle twitches when relax and breathlessness feeling light brown stinky floating poop?
It feels like my nerves are always "running out of energy" after even mild exertion, when i finally lay down i twitch, feel lightheaded, buzzy, heavy?
Blood tests: Your symptoms are nonspecific, meaning many possible causes- anemia, thyroid or other hormone disorder, diabetes, anxiety, chronic low-grade sinusitis or other infection, caffeine, blood pressure issues, heart conditions, pregnancy, etc.... I would start with a primary physician evaluation, blood counts, metabolic panel, thyroid hormone panel, and other labs as they see fit based on your history. ...Read more
Vasovagal: It's called vasovagal reaction -- and you could avoid it by adjusting the temperature of the water so it's comfortable before you shower. ...Read more
Feel like I'm going to fall down when standing.Really light headed and weird numb feeling all over body when standing up or walking.Extremely stressed?
Maybe (not) . . .: Yes, your symptoms might be due to anxiety/panic disorder. But first you need to check w/your Family Doc to be sure it's not due to low blood pressure eg orthostatic hypotension, or perhaps a heart rhythm disorder or something else. In meantime, drink plenty of fluids (enough to make urine clear) & check your blood pressure at home while laying down, sitting & standing. Buy BP cuff at drug store. ...Read more
When i feel anixty attack coming on i feel shortness of breath is this normal to feel this with anxiety & sometimes when laying down i feel this way?
Short of breath while eating, talking and laying down. Feels like something squeezes air out of me. Dry cough when it happens. Non smoker. No anxiety.
? Airways problem: Airway hyper-responsiveness, or twitchy airways can be the cause, in other words some sort of asthma. Acid reflux, overweight, physical activity + other triggers can induce symptoms in susceptible patients.A simple peak flow respiratory measurement before and after bronchodilator can give us a clue, or spirometry.At any rate you need to be evaluated by your doctor who would better direct your care ...Read more
Is it normal to sometimes feel out of breath when climbing into bed or doing simple tasks & getting dizzy when bending down cause? Hist: htn pcos
Not normal: This is not normal to feel short of breath when climbing to bed or doing simple tasks. Getting dizzy on bending down is not normal. You should see your pcp as soon as possible. Thanks. ...Read more
Left arm feels weak/heavy when I sit or lie down in certain posture. Neck will feel choked sometimes. Start to have shortness of breath. What is this?
Neck: It's possible that you have an impingement of a nerve or nerve root from a disk or spur in the vertebral area of the neck. This shouldn't impact your breathing however. This shortness of breath, especially if it's only at rest, may be from anxiety. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate the neck, arm symptoms and order appropriate tests or refer you to another specialist. ...Read more
Weird skipping feeling followed by hard beat when I lie down on my right side. Feel like I can't breathe when this happens and I need to sit up.
Probably innocent: You are describing symptoms of PVC or PAC - premature ventricular or atrial beat followed by a compensatory pause and then a regular, but seems more forceful , beat of the heart. If this is frequent, it will be best to have your heart rate and function checked by your physician. PAC and PVC are usually not dangerous. ...Read more
Orthostatic headache: Orthostatic decrease of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure thus leads to compensatory dilatation of pain sensitive intracranial venous structures which in turn causes orthostatic headache and facial pain/pressure. Rec. See a pain management or orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
Chest feels heavy (like pressure on the lungs) & kind of difficult to breath while standing but opens up when I bend down. Possible causes?
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