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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/18/2011 2:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
More scary things just seem to be happening. I had a dr's appt today on the 2nd floor of a medical building. I felt ok when I arrived but as soon as I got onto the elevator and to the second floor of the dr's office I was having a terrible time trying to catch my breath amd the air felt really thin. After that I felt myself go tachacardic I would estimate around  130-140 bpm. Along with the tachacradia I got this terrible pain/pressure in my upper abdomen and dizziness. I truly fely like I was going to fall over at any moment.
I was at an orthopedic dr and they wanted to take x-rays of my shoulder. Well with my heart racing at that speed I couldn't sit down and relax so I actually stood outside the dr's office in the hallway waiting for them to call my name. When they finally called me back for x-rays I had to walk down this long hallway into the x-ray room and I almost didn't make it. As i was walking I remember the pain/pressure in my stomach gettting worse and all over internal burning sensation that made it really hard for me to walk.
 When we got to the x-ray room I wasn't physcially out of breath but my heart was still racing and I felt like my legs were swelling. Got through the x-rays and then I had to make an appt with the front desk to meet with the dr for a consultation. I walkback through this long hallway and all I want to do is get on the elevator and get down.  Once I had made an appt and got down to the lobby I started to feel a little better.
My husband had taken my car so I was waiting for him to pick me up. So I sit down on the bench for a little bit and I start to feel weird like off. So I stand up and continue to wait for him and I decided to cross the parking lot and wait for him on the other side of the entrance so we wouldn't have to drive all the way into the medical plaza.
So Im standing on the sidwalk watching everything kind of go in and out like your day dreamimg but not really. Just feel really lightheaded like nothing is real, really weird never felt like that before. I call up my cardiologist and spoke with his PA and I think more than likely they will want to run a stress test on me. I don't know for sure I have to wait until tomorrow to find out.
So I guess to make a long story short has anyone noticed an increase in their symptoms when there is even a slight change in air pressue or elevation or whatever it is?? 
Any idea as to what this could be???

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   Posted 10/19/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the summit of Pikes Peak last year. The air is very thin and I got out of breath when I walked but that was only because of the 14,000+ altitude. My heart rate was unaffected. I think a stress test is definitely in order! Let us know what happens!
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