Rapid Hearbeat / Dizziness / Tanning Lotion? * PLEASE HELP!

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blondemoment
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   Posted 3/3/2007 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I’m new to the forum, but hopefully someone can help me.

I went tanning in the salon tonight and tried a sample of a new lotion, which has what they call a "tingle factor" in it. When I got out of the bed, my heart was racing, I was VERY short of breath and I felt like I was going to pass out. It was like that until I got home and took a shower.

I have been having issues with my heart, mostly PVC’s and shortness of breath. My doctor has done tests and everything has come back normal so far.

I was feeling fine before applying the lotion, so that’s the only thing I can think of that might have caused it.

Could the ingredients in the tanning lotion have caused my heart to race and for me to be short of breath and feel like passing out?


els
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   Posted 3/3/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey blondemoment, I like your screen name tongue   I have those blonde moments all the time!  I have used tanning lotion with the tingle stuff in it before and I know what you mean about the racing heart...not good.  I dont know what they put in that stuff but anything that you rub onto your skin could cause a reaction and soak up into your body so you may want to be careful with that.
I havent tanned in a little over a year due to my heart problems and that I cant tolerate the heat of the beds.  I dont know if someone with PVC's would experiance more symptoms when tanning.  Hopefully another member will be able to shed some light on this for you.  I do hope that your doctor is able to find out what is going on.
Please do feel free to post as often as you like...this forum is a great source of information and support.  Take care 

Elisha
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blondemoment
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   Posted 3/3/2007 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Elisha :) I don't know what they put in that lotion, but I seriously felt like I was going to pass out. I didn't have PVC's in the bed, or even right after, but the racing heart and feeling faint scared me! I had tons of PVC's last night though. I asked some friends of mine about it and one of them said the same thing happened to her but she has mitral valve prolapse. I've had echocardiograms and that didn't show. Is it something I should be worried about? Do you have mitral valve prolapse?

els
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   Posted 3/5/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
no, I have bradycardia (low heart rate which is controled with a pacemaker...33 yrs old) and a septal defect which is basically a hole in my heart.  I dont know eyes   maybe you may want to stay away from those kinds of tanning lotions and when you next see your doctor you can ask them about it.  Please keep us posted

Elisha
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