Posted By D.W. on April 27, 1999 at 11:59:06
I am a 42 yr. average weighted female. I have been diagnosed with MVP with regurgitation about a yr. ago. For quite some time I have had a condition which seems to only occur when I lay down. My heart rate becomes irregular and often slow, my neck swells and hardens up, and I feel a great deal of pressure in my head (swelling I think). Sometimes I get chest pain and ringing in the ears. My hands begin to feel numb and swollen. I also have a low white blood count and developing thyroiditis (no meds yet). Last night I breathed into my cupped hands (like you do when you are hypereventilating) and the swelling and heart rate normalized completely. I had to do this several times as I was drifting off to sleep to decrease the symptoms. This is the first time, short of getting up and moving around, that I can actually get rid of the symptoms which occur frequently. One last thing. I get incredible dizzy spells sometimes during the day that don't seem to involve the heart as far as I can tell. It feels like I am going to go unconscious. Have any ideas about what is going on? Why would breathing into cupped hands regulate the heart and decrease the swelling?
Re: hyperventilation and heart D.W. 4/27/1999
hyperventilation and heart CCF CARDIO MD - CRC 4/29/1999
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