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Experiencing pale skin, nausea, dizziness and lightheadedness. Also has slight headache and an increased heart rate of 127. What could this be?

Experiencing pale skin, nausea, dizziness and lightheadedness. Also has slight headache and an increased heart rate of 127. What could this be?

Need to examine: Your symptoms could be due to many causes, including anemia, dehydration, poor nutrition or a systemic illness. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Help, I have blackouts when standing up, increased heart rate, severe headaches, hear heartbeat in ear?

Help, I have blackouts when standing up, increased heart rate, severe headaches, hear heartbeat in ear?

Many causes: Blackouts on standing strongly suggests orthostatic hypotension. There are many causes. A few examples: gunshot wound, sepsis, many medicines, internal bleeding, sunstroke, anaphylaxis - and many others. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling like this: Stiff neck, red and yellow spots in my vision, increased heart rate, dizzy, numbness and headache. What can it be? Never happened to me before.

I woke up feeling like this: Stiff neck, red and yellow spots in my vision, increased heart rate, dizzy, numbness and headache. What can it be? Never happened to me before.

Unclear but: You have given very little history. This could be related to some central nervous system issue. This could be infectious such as having been bitten by some insect or other type of infection. I would see your doctor tomorrow or if possible would go to an urgicenter tonight. This problem is concerning and would not blow it off.
Best wishes ...Read more

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Bad headaches for 2 weeks on and off, nausea, dizziness (not vertigo), fatigue, increased heart rate (at times). Blood tests normal. Not pregnant.

Bad headaches for 2 weeks on and off, nausea, dizziness (not vertigo), fatigue, increased heart rate (at times). Blood tests normal. Not pregnant.

See a neurologist: If the headaches are severe and episodic, you could be having migraines. This in particular, if there are visual symptoms such as flashing like or if there is sensitivity to light. A neurologist should be able to help to diagnosis and treat this. You may also need additional brain imaging studies like an MRI scan depending on what the neurologist finds on your physical exam and history. ...Read more

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Consistent head aches dizziness and numbness in face. Increased heart rate yesterday and could it be stroke?

Consistent head aches dizziness and numbness in face. Increased heart rate yesterday and could it be stroke?

It is possible: Head pain symptoms, dizziness, numbness or other sensory disturbances are all potential symptoms of stroke.
Many other conditions are also possible, such as infections, shingles, anxiety/panic, cardiovascular, and other neurologic but non stroke causes.
This set of symptoms would be recommended to be promptly evaluated by a physician so that neurologic, lab, and imaging evaluation can be done. ...Read more

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Excessive dizziness and minor left side abdominal cramping. No ear pain, vaginal bleeding, head ache, and increased heart rate.

Excessive dizziness and minor left side abdominal cramping. No ear pain, vaginal bleeding, head ache, and increased heart rate.

ER: You sound quite sick and need to see a physician as soon as possible.

Go to the emergency room.

You sound too sick to drive, have a friend or relative drive you or call an ambulance.

Wish you the best. ...Read more

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Headache when my heart rate is increased even during masturbation?

Headache when my heart rate is increased even during masturbation?

Backwards: Both masturbation and headache will cause your heart rate to increase, not the other way around. Headache isn't usually caused by masturbation. That sounds like coincidence. If you're getting frequent headaches, they should be addressed as a separate problem. ...Read more

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Why does increased heart rate after I use inhaler?

Why does increased heart rate after I use inhaler?

Inhaler use: Depending on the inhaler you are using there are possible side effects. Albuterol which is a common rescue asthma inhaler can cause your heart race to increase.
Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Does having an increased heart rate let you run faster?

Does having an increased heart rate let you run faster?

No.: Not sure I understand the question. Maximal predicted heart rate decreases naturally with age. Heart rate must increase to support increased oxygen demand. The amount of increase depends upon several factors. Your heart knows what to do! A high resting heart rate does not make anyone run any better. ...Read more

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Can you induce yourself to have an increased heart rate?

Can you induce yourself to have an increased heart rate?

Absolutely: Just sit quietly and imagine the most horrible, scary thing you've ever thought and your heart will be racing in no time. (hint: certain thoughts of your boy or girlfriend can also do this). ...Read more

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Would having an increased heart rate let you run even faster?

Stay natural: Elite runners have slow resting heart rates from natural conditioning and efficient oxygen transport and stronger hearts more pump per squeeze need fewer beats to get job done driving your heart chemically to enhance sports performance results in arrythmias strokes death possible side effects. ...Read more

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What causes increased heart rate?

What causes increased heart rate?

There are multiple: Heart rate usually increases in response to increased demands such as exercise. It may also increase in response to decreased heart function where the higher rate makes up for less blood pumped with each beat. Other diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, can cause an increased heart rate. Fast rhythms can also originate from abnormalities within the heart's electrical system. ...Read more

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Increased heart rate after one chocolate cookie?

Increased heart rate after one chocolate cookie?

Yum: I'm guessing it was a really good cookie.

Other than that, if you keep noticing that its happening, we'd need to see the high heart rate on an ECG to diagnose the rhythm. ...Read more

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Will the medication venlafaxine cause increased heart rate?

Yes: It can & also increase BP in some pts particularly at higher doses but it is a very effective antidepressant I have treated many pts with this drug and none have had to stop it because of these side effects. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause increased heart rate and lightheadedness?

Yes.: These are the effects of nicotine the active ingredient in tobacco. ...Read more

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Increased heart rate after finishing antibiotic. Is this normal?

Increased heart rate after finishing antibiotic. Is this normal?

No: But infection is a very common cause of increased heart rate. What was the antibiotic treating? ...Read more

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How do thy know if the mom or the baby is causing increased heart rate?

How do thy know if the mom or the baby is causing increased heart rate?

Tricky.: Sometimes the mother is the reason for the rapid fetal heart rate (e.g. Maternal fever, hyperthermia), while other times it is the fetus (intrinsic cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism), or something in between (intraamniotic infection). Your obstetrician and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist can give you a provisional diagnosis and plan of care while pursuing delivery or some other treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden confusion and an increased heart rate in a 16 year old?

What can cause sudden confusion and an increased heart rate in a 16 year old?

Many possibilities: Certainly medications and drugs can cause that combination of change. Also seizures can cause sudden confusion and elevated heart rate. ...Read more

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Increased heart rate for past couple of days and feeling tired, what could be causing this?

Something's up: Perhaps you have little "bug? " a viral syndrome could cause both. If it doesn't resolve with rest over the next few days, it would be worthwhile to be checked out. For instance, anemia from any cause could cause both symptoms. There are many other possibilities if you're not improving. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam help with increased heart rate?

Increased heart?: Clonazepam can help with heart palpitations associated with panic attacks or severe symptoms of anxiety. It does not increase heart rate. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more