33 year old male smoker quit drinking 2 weeks ago Keep getting short of breath and dizzy and feel like im going to pass out even just from walking a mile when exercising and 3 weeks ago I was fine and bike 40 to 60 miles a week. my skin is more pale and looks really dried out,I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day Clamy cold hands and I dont sweat near as easily as i used to a month ago I don't feel good every day and feel like im dying the doctors hospitalized me for a night 4 days ago because i had to go to the ER 5 times in month for chest tightness they did a full work up in the hospital cadiac blood work evaluation etc and said nothing is wrong and that it is just anxiety but hard to believe exercise we be complicated by that and to feel this bad all day every day I am also on Buspar now and this is still going on mind you in one Month i have had 4 ekg and blood work at the ER and one overnight stay in a telemetry unit being monitored i did see 3 of the er ekg which showed normal but one said sinus brachyia and Right Bundle Branch Block but no one said anything is there such thing as a false on an RBBB and why would everyone tell me things look great. plus could everything going on really be just anxiety I though that would be relieved by exercise not make it worse! Considering I could do it 3 weeks ago HELP PLEASE
I had the same thing when I gave up smoking. My BP had been high for over 20 years and after giving up smoking it went down to normal. I put the light headed feeling down to the lower BP and higher oxygen levels. For over 20 years my BP was around 180/105 which is ridiculous, especially with a pulse pressure of 80, double a normal value. I'm surprised all my blood vessels didn't burst. My Doctor used to just say "oh its nothing to worry about, it's in your genes". After about three months, things started to feel more normal again.
It may have nothing to do with your smoking, but that habit does seem to affect some bodys much more than others. I don't know why I got short of breath, maybe it's because my body was used to much higher blood pressure feeding oxygen to the muscles?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.