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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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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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Will the medication venlafaxine cause increased heart rate?

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?

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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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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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased heart rate when dosage is increased?

Yes uncommonly: In a postmarketing survey of over 70, 000 patients, 1.19% of patients reported tachycardia associated with the use of zoloft (sertraline).

Some had preexisting hypertension, depression, pain and other possible contributing factors. All resolved with discontinuation of the agent if persistent. Please make your prescribing physician aware of your issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes and inability to tolerate thyroid medicine? If I'm not taking too much, what other reasons are there for experiencing increased heart rate

What causes and inability to tolerate thyroid medicine? If I'm not taking too much, what other reasons are there for experiencing increased heart rate

Inability?: What does that mean? Too much replacement or an unusual dose may cause hyperthyroid symptoms such as fast heart rate. Talk to the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Nerves and reflexes: Pulmonary embolism causes obstruction to blood flow and oxygenation. This causes fight or flight reactions, fear, etc, and the hormones released cause tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart also causes the release of bnp causing also tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart allows many mechanisms including reentry and may even cause irreg hr. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?

Can acid reflux, or gerd, cause an increased heart rate?

Possible but. ..: It's possible. .. If the GERD is very painful. Pain stimulates the vagal nerve (ie, heart rate responds to pain). Try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) at least 30 minutes before a meal to prevent this from happening. If this doesn't help, see your doctor - as acid reflux can sometimes mask other conditions. Feel better! ...Read more

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I get flashes of pressure in my neck and increased heart rate. I am going to see a cardiologist next week. What might cause this?

I get flashes of pressure in my neck and increased heart rate. I am going to see a cardiologist next week. What might cause this?

Tachycardia: There are many different possibilities for these symptoms. The cardiologist can evaluate for any cardiovascular reasons. If that checks out ok, there still are other reasons to consider such as a problem with metabolism, thyroid, hormones. This could also come from things people do to their bodies such as not getting enough sleep, too much caffeine or alcohol or drugs. See your doctor foevan exam. ...Read more

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Can being exhausted from a 8 hour work shift and only 6 hours of sleep day to day cause an increased heart rate? I work late and work early...

Can being exhausted from a 8 hour work shift and only 6 hours of sleep day to day cause an increased heart rate? I work late and work early...

Yes It Could: Exhaustion is usually a combination of mental and physical fatigue. In an otherwise healthy person, elevated heart rate could be the result of increased cortisol from disrupted sleep cycle, mild dehydration or combination of both. Suggest increasing your water intake while at work, be mindful of taking deep full breaths every so often, and taking time away from electronic devices before sleep. ...Read more

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I suddenly started having an increased heart rate with chest pains and shortness of breath. No clots, and not caused by meds? What could cause this?

I suddenly started having an increased heart rate with chest pains and shortness of breath. No clots, and not caused by meds? What could cause this?

3 letters: SVT: Very common in your age group for these symptoms is svt, a rhythm condition in which the heart suddenly races. Switches on/off. Called supraventricular tachycardia, rates up to 180-210 beats per minute sometimes seen. It can be hard to catch: needs to be seen on an ECG for diagnosis. Best test is a 30 day event recorder, a device you lease for a month and which can be switched on when occurs. ...Read more

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Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Stress: Pul. Embolism is a kind of obstructing shock. So it decrease blood to of side of heart and that decrease blood pressure sometime. Body defense to this is to increase heart rate. It also increase stress on rt side of heart. ...Read more

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Can Polycythemia Vera cause increased Heart Rate and high blood pressure?

Can Polycythemia Vera cause increased Heart Rate and high blood pressure?

Yes, possibly: Your doctor who diagnosed your P. Vera is your best source of advice for questions like this. Yes BP can go higher due to high Hemoglobin (Hb) level. Heart rate can fluctuate (go up and down) with so many reasons especially any emotional disturbance and increased physical activity can increase the heart rate. How high are your values of BP and Heart rate? Check them again when you are resting. ...Read more

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Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.

Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.

Mitral regurgitation: Mitral valve leakage, referred to as mitral regurgitation, is a steady state and doesn't come and go but can fluctuate in intensity under certain circumstances. It can cause disturbances in the heart rhythm and cause the heart to race. ...Read more

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Why does mild pericarditis cause increased heart rate (86-98) at rest and breathlessness? I am taking ibuprofen and colchicine?

Why does mild pericarditis cause increased heart rate (86-98) at rest and breathlessness? I am taking ibuprofen and colchicine?

Simply put: The heart is inflamed, and usually a small amount of fluid around the heart. The heart has to work. Bit harder to push the same amount of blood throughout your body. To do this task it beats a bit faster. ...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