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I have a fluttering feeling in my chest feels like waves I get light headed and sleepy a lot of fatigue is this something serious?

I have a fluttering feeling in my chest feels like waves I get light headed and sleepy a lot of fatigue is this something serious?

Palpitations: Chest fluttering could be a benign condition, but could be the initial symptoms of something more serious like atrial fibrillation. You will benefit by having a monitor recording those episodes. Ask to be seen by a cardiologist. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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I have been having chest pains. I was also feeling quite nauseous and light headed. The pain has gone but I feel light head and sleepy & Arms r heavy?

I have been having chest pains. I was also feeling quite nauseous and light headed. The pain has gone but I feel light head and sleepy & Arms r heavy?

How long?: If all this is new and chest pains were the main symptom then cardiac disease possible, though not common at your age. If this has been going on for a while and you have not developed illness that is visible then stress becomes the most common answer. Details of the symptoms, their course over time, your underlying health, and the findings on your physical exam would all shift the possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a fluttering in my chest that then feels like waves through my body. Also some light headed ness. What is this?

Hard to say: Anytime you have fluttering in your chest and dizziness, you need to get it checked out immediately. It can be assign of heart disease or an abnormal heart rhythm. Go to the ere asap. ...Read more

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Yesterday morning I started feeling fatigue and very nauseated, shaking, and light headed, vomited 3 times. Today im still nauseated and chest hurts?

Yesterday morning I started feeling fatigue and very nauseated, shaking, and light headed, vomited 3 times. Today im still nauseated and chest hurts?

Viral illness: Especially the enterovirus infections that tend to occur in the fall, can lead to these symptoms and should be short lived. If you are able to take in enough fluids to maintain hydration, are able to be comfortable and your chest pain is improving you could wait it out for 2-3 days max. If not, please see your PCP. Go to the er immediately if any shortness of breath, severe chest pain, Or any other concern ...Read more

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I experienced a really big flutter in my chest and felt very light headed. It didn't last long, should I be concerned?

I experienced a really big flutter in my chest and felt very light headed. It didn't last long, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Symptomatic palpitations can be due to an array of medical problems. You should see your doctor. Get labs including ectrolytes thyroid function etc. Your dr may order a holter or event moniter as well. An echo of the heart will help evaluate the structure of the heart. Things like mitral valve prolapse or poor functioning heart can be checked. Some times a stress test or eps is needed. ...Read more

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Left ER went for heart fluttering, chest pain, short breath, light headed. I was told that it was PAC/PVC 20 year old is it common to have chest pain?

Left ER went for heart fluttering, chest pain, short breath, light headed. I was told that it was PAC/PVC 20 year old is it common to have chest pain?

No: Consider consult with cardiologist. ER doctors tuned in to take care of serious acute problems - such as heart attacks, significant arrhythmia so. You merit evaluation and comprehensive history to make a diagnosis or reassure you all is well. ...Read more

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Fatigue, leg cramps/restlessness/ occasional spells of light headed with sweating/ light chest pains. Are these related or is my body just weird?

They are related: The symptoms you described and pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. Especially chest pains is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi I am feeling light headed, dizzy, feels like I am in a bubble dazed like I am floating. Vomiting, cold sweat, burning itchy skin tiny red dots, sleepy feeling and headaches in the morning? Just came back from Bali feeling like this for a week now

Hi I am feeling light headed, dizzy, feels like I am in a bubble dazed like I am floating. Vomiting, cold sweat, burning itchy skin tiny red dots, sleepy feeling and headaches in the morning? Just came back from Bali feeling like this for a week now

Hydration: It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation. In the mean time increase your fluid intake. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Wish you good health! .
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I am anaemic and I take iron meds and folic acid I have been feeling a little light headed for a good two days and the smell of food (eggs especially) has me feeling nausea and I feeling tired and sleepy most of the time?

I am anaemic and I take iron meds and folic acid I have been feeling a little light headed for a good two days and the smell of food (eggs especially) has me feeling nausea and I feeling tired and sleepy most of the time?

I think you need: To be rechecked regarding your anemia...and possibly have a pregnancy test! Feeling tired and sleepy is a frequently reported sign of pregnancy and the nausea, with or without rotten eggs, can be, too. Make a visit to your doctor--you need to see what your current blood count is and have pregnancy ruled out. .. or ruled in!! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What's wrong with me?? Everytime I eat anything. I always feel like I have to puke or go poo. I get light headed and sleepy. Painful cramps

What's wrong with me?? Everytime I eat anything. I always feel like I have to puke or go poo. I get light headed and sleepy. Painful cramps

Find out: See a doctor. There are many possibilities. I saw somebody from Nashville in may office last month who developed an allergy to all forms of meat after being bit by a cattle tick! When you say anything do you mean anything? Has this been going on for a couple of days (H2N2 Flu) or weeks? (liver, celiac disease, gastric ulcer...) Go get checked out by a doctor. OK? ...Read more

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At times I cant move my body but my eyes blink rapidly. I feel nothing. After I get light headed and sleepy. What is wrong with me? Is it a seizure?

At times I cant move my body but my eyes blink rapidly. I feel nothing. After I get light headed and sleepy. What is wrong with me? Is it a seizure?

Possibly: These symptoms are quite possibly due to a seizure. Some seizure types, like partial seizures and absence seizures, do not cause convulsions like you see in movies. While it may not seem like a big deal, it's probably a good idea to see a neurologist to be evaluated and monitored. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old has a calcified lymph node in his lung, is short of breath, fatigued, naseous, light headed and hurts to touch his skin. Thoughts?

My 13 yr old has a calcified lymph node in his lung, is short of breath, fatigued, naseous, light headed and hurts to touch his skin. Thoughts?

Seek Help: These symptoms and findings are concerning for an infectious process affecting you son. Furthermore, it needs prompt attention. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain (left), slight neck soreness (right), light headed, fatigued, slight numbness in wrist, hands and feet, diarrhea. 23 yo male?

Sick all over: Your symptoms are widespread, affecting a variety of organ systems. I recommend you see someone to get checked because of your complaint of chest pain and light-headedness. It may all be a virus which your body will manage on its own, but it's better to get this checked out at a clinic. Drink plenty of water in the meantime to make up for the diarrhea and to help with the dizziness. ...Read more

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If I lean or lie on my back, or bend in the middle, I become light headed and sleepy with intense ringing ears and throbbing in my head.

If I lean or lie on my back, or bend in the middle, I become light headed and sleepy with intense ringing ears and throbbing in my head.

I suggest you get: Looked at by a physician. If assuming a position causes lightheartedness, sleepiness and ringing in the ears one should have this looked into. Several conditions could trigger such a response. A 400 character limit precludes giving a good explanation. ...Read more

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Feel sleepy, light headed and tired. Abnormal puffy face in the morning and cant even keep my eyes open during the day. Feels like a weight on my eyelids?

Sleepy. Tired puffy: Check for thyroid and sleep apnea (if you have sleep apnea -as above-make sure your CPAP is working), as well as drug interactions, ANA, sed rate for autoimmune disease, electrolytes as potassium, magnesium calcium, and check for gastritis, H pylori. Rarely cushings disease but you are fairly young for that.. . ...Read more

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Period 3wks late I'm norm every 38days. Took a test at 14days late it was negative but I've been light headed, sleepy and cramping for 3wks am I preg?

Period 3wks late I'm norm every 38days. Took a test at 14days late it was negative but I've been light headed, sleepy and cramping for 3wks am I preg?

Unlikely BUT??: HPT negative at 14 days late? I would repeat in either 1 week or at the point where you are expecting the next period. If either the period doesn't come or the HPT is negative then, I would make an appointment with OB/GYN because then, you need an U/S. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy Thursday and flew to Turkey Friday. I am still very light headed, dizzy and sleepy. Could I have low sodium or glucose levels?

I had a colonoscopy Thursday and flew to Turkey Friday. I am still very light headed, dizzy and sleepy. Could I have low sodium or glucose levels?

Dehydration: It is more likely that you are dehydrated. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. You may take a sports drink like Gatorade.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Severe panic over 2 hours, have meds but no PRN, increased HR/RR, sitting on chest feeling, dizzy, light headed, nervous, can't focus. Help. Please?

Severe panic over 2 hours, have meds but no PRN, increased HR/RR, sitting on chest feeling, dizzy, light headed, nervous, can't focus. Help. Please?

Attentive breathing: Acute, intense anxiety may not be diminished by meds. Focused breathing that moves the diaphragm may provide a sense of calming especially when accompanied by acceptance of the feelings as temporary. Trying to seek immediate relief while tempting is elusive developing the awareness that these symptoms subside after peaking offers more long term relief. ...Read more

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I have been light headed, and very dizzy! I have also had severe chest pains. I also get many horrible nosebleeds this past year when I never had one before then! What do you think I have and should do?

I have been light headed, and very dizzy! I have also had severe chest pains. I also get many horrible nosebleeds this past year when I never had one before then! What do you think I have and should do?

You asked this: Question yesterday. The recommendations are the same. There are many potential serious disorders that could account for your clinical signs and symptoms but you will not be able to figure it out over the internet. You need to see a health care provider and be examined as well as have lab testing. Go now. Do not wait for more serious things to happen! ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant. Sleepy. Dizzy. Blurred vision. Light headed and sweating alot. What can cause this symptoms?

20 weeks pregnant. Sleepy. Dizzy. Blurred vision. Light headed and sweating alot. What can cause this symptoms?

Consult your OB/MD: It is likely you have some kind of infection, viral or bacterial and it may be wise to consult your obstetrician or family doctor to find the cause of your symptoms especially as you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Why did u faint?: First thing is to find out why you fainted. Your symptoms may be related to the underlying problem rather than the fall. A neurologist should see you for a full eval. A holter echo and tilt table test may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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On high BP medication feeling fatigue light headed severe pain mid abdomen nausea BP 157/130 what's goig on?

Go to the ER: Your diastolic BP of 130 is extremely high and could be causing some of your symptoms. The pain in your mid-abdomen is also very concerning with such a high bp. You may be having a hypertensive crisis, something that needs to be addressed and treated in the emergency room right away. Play it safe, get checked out. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd
If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Blood sugar check: Your symptoms can be due to possibly high blood sugar but if not consider evaluation for Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Drowsiness (Definition)

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