Posted 11/1/2006 8:56 AM (GMT -7)
I'm sure that many people are from other boards too, as I am from the IBS forum, but I wrote a post on there that I feel may be more suited for this forum. I hope you don't mind. :)
Quick rundown - 24yr old female, low BP (generally around 90/60 to 95/68 on any given day), low Body weight (95lbs, which isn't too bad since I'm short), and have had IBS for about 7 years, if not for my entire life.
My symptoms that I've had on and off for a year now, but have become more frequent (at least once or twice a week, minimum):
Constantly cold feeling, shaking when really cold, regardless of temperature around me
Tachycardic palpitation attacks (can last 1 minute to 1 hour, and if it's long I need to lay down and sleep, which feels more like passing out, until my heart returns to normal. During these, my extremeties go numb, and I keep pinching them but don't feel it the way I normally should, and I get shaky, dizzy, nauseous, and extremely weak. There have been about 4 or 5 severe attacks, and plenty of less severe ones.
I sometimes feel like I'm not breathing enough, or that I just can't inhale enough air... it's weird because I don't feel like anything is really wrong with me, but I just get caught off guard every once in a while during the day where I need to stop what I'm doing and concentrate on breathing
Even though I'm always cold, and my core temperature doesn't seem to stay at a normal 37 degrees Celsius, I don't have any cyanosis... so my body must be getting enough oxygen to function... but these palp attacks are starting to scare me more and more... what do you think is causing this? Is it possible that it could be nothing?
Thanks for the help!!!
Diagnosed with IBS in 2006
IBS symptoms since 1998
Chronic Back Injury since 2005
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