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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 12/27/2011 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Am 35 and am waiting to see a heart doctor.
Since march this year i have been feeling short of breath, very tired, light headed and palpatations.
i have had a chest xray all is fine.
have had a lung function test as they thought it was my asthma as i have suffered this since i was a baby. Not my lungs as the asthma is fine and they reduced my meds.
They did a halter monitor test. This showed my heart was beating too fast in the lower chambers.
When i lay in bed sometimes i feel as if i am suffocating.
Some times i feel as if some one has put something heavy on my chest.
When i walk short distances or do house cleaning i get short of breath and very tired and have to rest.
When i relax is when i can really feel the heart palpatations.
Do these symptoms sound like a heart condition? What do you think?

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Date Joined Dec 2011
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   Posted 12/27/2011 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sheree18,

I am sorry to hear of your worry. I was feeling tired a lot back in August and then found out that my blood pressure was running too high. Since then I have been on a series of medicines to get it under control and that has been a real journey. The stress of how the medications have made me feel is much worse than how I felt before. Ironic, eh? My body is very sensitive to medications and has not been very cooperative with side effects, etc.

My heart was beating very fast - 90 to 100 beats per minute right out of bed. The medication I am on now is a beta blocker and has done a good job of lowering my heart rate (57-90 BPM now depending on what I am doing) and my blood pressure is staying in healthy ranges. My blood pressure/heart rate appears to be related to adrenaline surges.

There are many conditions that could be causing how you feel, and yes it could be heart related, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything terrible. That is something that I have had to work through with my whole situation so I can keep my stress under control.

Only your doctor can really give you answers, and the good news is that you are going to be seeing him or her. I am glad to hear that it is not your asthma and that you have been able to reduce those medications. In any case, this is the place to talk about it for sure. :-)
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