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Hi, my pulse is very weak. I've been suffering lately from orthostatic tachycardia and faintness and had heart tests done but the very weak pulse is new with more frequent chest and jaw discomfort.

Hi, my pulse is very weak. I've been suffering lately from orthostatic tachycardia and faintness and had heart tests done but the very weak pulse is new with more frequent chest and jaw discomfort.

Too compicated: This is not an issue to be addressed on the internet. You need a good cardiologist or an internist with good cardiovascular knowledge to see and manage you aggressively. Could not even begin to answer your question (if I knew what it was) without full records, exam and testing. ...Read more

Feeling Faint (Definition)

Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...Read more


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When you have sex in standing position being adventurous and excited in the moment with your Partner, heart racing all these times have had strange temp feeling nauseous feeling faint but did not., could it be to do with breathing or high spike in BP?

When you have sex in standing position being adventurous and excited in the moment with your Partner, heart racing all these times have had strange temp feeling nauseous feeling faint but did not., could it be to do with breathing or high spike in BP?

Standing: You are 51.
No knowledge of the kind of shape you are in or what medications you are taking. You might not be in the shape to perform in certain positions.
These feelings could be related to your hear, your lungs, or both. ...Read more

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Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Check blood sugar: I would first have my blood glucose level checked, these signs are consistent with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), but can also mean other things, but first thing's first. Next I would have a cardiac evaluation and this would include an examination of your thyroid function. You should see your primary care doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

If you have no: Known chronic medical issues at your age what you describe could certainly be a "Panic" situation. However, before you assume that it would be wise to see your doctor and discuss this situation and the medical conditions it can mimic. One would not want to make the assumption that it is a panic attack without eliminating some serious medical disorders. ...Read more

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Dizziness or faintness for 5 months. I get tingling sensation near scalp then lightheaded. I have hypertension and heart palps.

You need evaluation: You have been having faintness and dizziness for 5 months and lighthededness and history of high blood pressure and heart palpitation.You should be evalated for all these, your BP should be controlled, cause of your palpitation found and treated and investigations done for lightheadedness, faintness, and dizziness
you should talk to your doctor and may need cardiac and neuro consult as well. So go. ...Read more

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Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?

Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?

Carotid artery: Disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near the location of the carotid artery, but I would not interpret that as a sign of heart failure or cause of PVC's. Certainly frequent PVC's might be a sign of more serious dysrhythmia causing faintness/fast heart rate. You need to continue cardiac care ...Read more

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Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Dizziness: Knowing the patient age helps some.
It could be from a labrythine disorder itself. In an older individual with other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension need to think of vertigo related to intracranial pathology like stroke, aneurysm etc. It may happen with anxiety also. A physical exam would help. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a heart murmur. I have been feeling faint lately. What kind of test should I take to get a better what kind of test should I take to get a better diagnosis

I was recently diagnosed with a heart murmur. I have been feeling faint lately. What kind of test should I take to get a better what kind of test should I take to get a better diagnosis

Maybe none: A murmur is not a diagnosis. It is a sound. It can be innocent and mean nothing, or be a sign of a disease process. The doctor who heard it should tell you one way or another if they are concerned it is a disease, they will refer you to a cardiologist or order an echocardiogram. An echo is only necessary if your doctor thinks you have a problem.

Feeling faint can be a lot of things. ...Read more

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All day I have been shaky, dizzy, having blurry vision, rapid heart beat, and feeling faint.?

All day I have been shaky, dizzy, having blurry vision, rapid heart beat, and feeling faint.?

Go to an ER.: The symptoms you describe sound concerning. The rapid heart rate which could be an arrhythmia could cause these symptoms. Don't drive yourself, call EMS. ...Read more

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Dizziness, intermittent blurred vision, foggy head, feeling faint, pounding heart rate, kind of out of it - what could this be?

Dizziness, intermittent blurred vision, foggy head, feeling faint, pounding heart rate, kind of out of it - what could this be?

Your symptoms are: Characteristic of many different possible diagnoses. It will be impossible to accurately diagnose you over the internet. Seek an appointment with a health care professional for a thorough history physical exam and lab testing. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause brain fog, lightheaded feeling/faint feeling? Always assumed it was more of heart attack feeling. Don't have fast heart/breaths.

How does anxiety cause brain fog, lightheaded feeling/faint feeling? Always assumed it was more of heart attack feeling. Don't have fast heart/breaths.

Possible & rule out: Anxiety certainly can cause lightheaded/faint feelings, but you also want to make sure there is not a physical explanation that has not been addressed. If you have not discussed your symptoms with your primary care doctor, I recommend you do that to make sure something isn't being ignored. In addition, pay attention to the situations in which these symptoms occur for clues to possible triggers. ...Read more

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Red, raised rash on left side of neck. Right neck stiffness to shoulder blade. Feeling faint. Are these symptoms of concern? Heart rate 80. Temp 98.3.

Red, raised rash on left side of neck. Right neck stiffness to shoulder blade. Feeling faint. Are these symptoms of concern? Heart rate 80. Temp 98.3.

Perhaps: Cannot make diagnoses over internet without a full history and ability to examine you. Would need to see the rash to make sense of the description. Go and see a doctor and have this looked at. ...Read more

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About 2 to 3 times a week I get these symptoms: 1.Heart racing 2.Clammy 3.Feeling as though all blood is rushing from my face 4.Very faint 5.Shaky?

About 2 to 3 times a week I get these symptoms: 1.Heart racing 2.Clammy 3.Feeling as though all blood is rushing from my face 4.Very faint 5.Shaky?

Possible pheochromoc: [computer won't let me finish the word] Although it's very rare, your symptoms are consistent with a pheochromocytoma. This is a tumor, usually of the adrenal gland, that causes episodic increases in blood pressure, as well as other symptoms.

if at all possible you should check your blood pressure during these attacks. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness, brain tightening, heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?

Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness, brain tightening, heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?

See details: Yes it can but there are also medical disorders that can cause the same symptoms such as thyroid disorders. I would see an internist for a complete history, physical, and appropriate blood tests. Your doctor can direct you to the proper specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Have suffered from tachycardia for 1.5 yrs. Past week wake up wth hr of 160bpm and lightheadedness. Heart remains fast all day when standing. Reasons?

Have suffered from tachycardia for 1.5 yrs. Past week wake up wth hr of 160bpm and lightheadedness. Heart remains fast all day when standing. Reasons?

SVT/PAT: You need to see a cardiologist and get a 24 hour Holter monitor - You may need medication to control your heart rate: 160 BPM is simply too rapid. ...Read more

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How can high dose ritalin (methylphenidate) effect the heart long term? I no longer take it but have daily tachycardia and frequent palpitations and lightheadedness.

How can high dose ritalin (methylphenidate) effect the heart long term? I no longer take it but have daily tachycardia and frequent palpitations and lightheadedness.

No effect.: Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect is essentially cleared in less than 24 hours, depend in dose and extended release forms. Your symptoms are more suggestive of anxiety or panic attacks, but you should see a doctor to evaluate for other causes such as cardiac arhthmythia, anemia, hyperactive thyroid. ...Read more

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What is used calcium and glucose in case of faintness state (with tachycardia, respiratory insufficiency, pallor, poor view and hearing) for?

What is used calcium and glucose in case of faintness state (with tachycardia, respiratory insufficiency, pallor, poor view and hearing) for?

Suspected low sugar: In the short term, low blood sugar is more dangerous than high level and so rapidly giving sugar for suspected symptom is a safer bet. I doubt that u had low calcium--as u likely would have experienced muscle spasm etc...but giving u some MAY reduce the risk of cardiac rhythm trouble. I would recommend checking with doc to see why u had trouble breathing...? asthma? Good luck ...Read more

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Undiagnosed illness since June of 2014. I have heartburn, lump in throat, feeling of lump irritation in chest, dizzy, nausea, heart racing at night.?

Undiagnosed illness since June of 2014. I have heartburn, lump in throat, feeling of lump irritation in chest, dizzy, nausea, heart racing at night.?

Since June?: ...and today is the day to get an answer online?
No- it is time to get off the computer and get a comprehensive physical examination to include blood and urine testing. Your symptoms are worrisome and should have been addressed months ago. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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I finished taking prednisone 8 days ago & ever since I've been waking up in the middle of the night with my heart racing. Why?

I finished taking prednisone 8 days ago & ever since I've been waking up in the middle of the night with my heart racing. Why?

Need more info: The rapid heart rate is concerning. Please check in with a doctor who can do labs, EKG and help you get this resolved. Let the doctor know who prescribed the Prednisone that you are still not back to normal. ...Read more

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Took 600mg of ibuprofen. Now I'm feeling jittery...Heart racing. And anxious. Is this common?

Took 600mg of ibuprofen. Now I'm feeling jittery...Heart racing. And anxious. Is this common?

No, but reported: Though rare, side effects like palpitation (heart racing), anxiety, seizures/tremors have been reported with Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). These risks may increase with increased dosages/duration of use (caution with heart disease). Drink plenty of water, usually this is out of the system in about 24 hours after the last dose. If these symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Unusual feeling in stomach along with heart racing and sweating?

Unusual feeling in stomach along with heart racing and sweating?

Have a heart check: Stomach symptoms related to cardiac abnormalities are not uncomon.
Have your doctor check you out, run an ECG and consider a stress test. ...Read more

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After loosing 18 pounds and trying for 10 more Will my thyroid medication need to be adjusted? Feeling jittery and heart racing. 125 mcg's now.

After loosing 18 pounds and trying for 10 more Will my thyroid medication need to be adjusted? Feeling jittery and heart racing. 125 mcg's now.

Yes most definitely: You will need to look at the thyroid tests again and see if a dose adjustment is in order. Losing weight not only decreases the body's burden and blood flow requirement, it also increases the basal metabolic rate and effectively increases some hormone production in the body. If you feel that your thyroid medication may be too much at this point, it probably is. See a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I'm currently feeling dizzy and heart racing when trying to sleep. Is this anything to worry about?

I'm currently feeling dizzy and heart racing when trying to sleep. Is this anything to worry about?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrhythmias can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death. See doctor, cardiologist, and/or heart rhythm (EP) specialist if concerned. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out, shortness of breath, or severe dizziness. ...Read more

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I've been waking up suddenly in the middle of the night with my heart racing and I feel very anxious. How can I prevent this fro happening?

I've been waking up suddenly in the middle of the night with my heart racing and I feel very anxious. How can I prevent this fro happening?

Arrhythmia?: I think you need to be checked before assuming that this is normal. You may be having an arrhythmia problem. I recommend you going to a cardiac electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Heart racing, slight chest discomfort, nausea and feeling like I could pass out. Maybe two of these a day. Feels like anxiety attack.

Heart racing, slight chest discomfort, nausea and feeling like I could pass out. Maybe two of these a day. Feels like anxiety attack.

Take pulse: Is heart skipping beats. You may be having palpitations and/or fibrillation. See your doctor. But take pulse first while having symptoms. If rate is even and regular then it is likely anxiety related to virus, etc. ...Read more

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Absences, Feeling detached, déjà vu, wrenching, heart racing, memory loss, confusion, leaves me anxious, depression, stress?

Absences, Feeling detached, déjà vu, wrenching, heart racing, memory loss, confusion, leaves me anxious, depression, stress?

Eval: If there are no physical causes of the symptoms described as to be determined by your doctor, consider getting a psychiatric evaluation. I am betting your stress level is at an all time high currently and needs relief. ...Read more

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Is chest discomfort, feeling little jabs in the heart, racing or skipping heart beats part of anxiety symptoms? And are they dangerous? Normal echo.

Possible: Since you had echo done, I assume that you had ekg, and blood tests done as well. Yes it is possble that anxiety can cause the above symptoms, if your listed med do not control your sx, you need to see doctor for more daly long term med. Yes, it could be dangerous if sx is severe, it may affect your work, productivity and decisions process. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant and I keep waking up around the same. Time every night kind of gasping for air with my heart racing for acouple seconds what is this?

31 weeks pregnant and I keep waking up around the same. Time every night kind of gasping for air with my heart racing for acouple seconds what is this?

See your MD: A holter monitor will address if your previously mentioned. Healthtap is no substitute for your physician as you need potential treatment once your diagnosis has firmly been established. Please don't hesitate. ...Read more

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Hello sir Feeling anxious, heart racing, butterflies in stomach, visual snow and tinnitus. I have been diagnosed with OCD.

Hello sir Feeling anxious, heart racing, butterflies in stomach, visual snow and tinnitus. I have been diagnosed with OCD.

OCD / anxiety: Not sure what your question is. See you have been diagnosed OCD. Are you on meds for that? Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation ...Read more

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Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat

Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat

Reflux?: U may have had nightmare? U may have had reflux which activated your awake system &U came out of deep sleep. The Heart pounding, was it fast? Good to have a watch nearby to meas rate. A hard beat can be from activ of symp nerv systom from reflux or dream. The phlegm in throat may have been reflux. Make sure not to lie down w/i 2 hours after a meal. Tell MD about it, if it happens again: Holter ...Read more