Last week I woke up at 2:30 am from a sound sleep because I was feeling nauseous and faint. I proceeded to the bathroom because I thought I would vomit. However after being in there a minute, I fainted suddently falling to the ground. When I came to, my feet tingled and my chest and arms felt very heavy. After 2 hours the heaviness in my chest and arms didn't go away, so I went to the hospital. They treated it as a heart attack. Unfortunately the nitro pill dropped my blood pressure, and again I fainted. They ran a blood test for a possible blood clot. It came up positive, but after a chest x-ray and CT scan it was determined to be false. I spent 10 hours in the ER, running various tests, including a stress test and everything checked out okay. No blockage in my heart. My blood pressure tends to run a little low, so I was told to drink more water to keep my blood pressure up. I am a 40 year old woman, who is normally very healthy. I still don't understand how this fainting came on, while sleeping.
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