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Symptoms don't add up
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Symptoms don't add up

Hello, 35 yr old mother of 1 toddler. Happily married. Always had a murmur, palpitations since teens.  Past 7 years, have had episodes of racing heart or "more complicated" palpitations.  Seems worse around menses. I've had a mix of Sx's the past year- began w/ feeling sluggish. Followed w/ myriad of Sx's which overlap and come and go:  Episodes of racing heart (170 bpm) at rest relieved with vagus nerve stimulus. Before an episode, would feel an adrenaline rush, afterward would have to empty bladder several times & have terrible chills. Unexplained weight loss, then weeks later loss of appetite, extreme exhaustion,  insomnia, lowered bp but still normal, night sweats, numb feelings that moved all over body, differing palpitations, SOB, lungs would quickly inhale & exhale automatically but much faster than I can do intentionally, numb chin, mild lower abd muscle contract's similar to hypervent sx's, dizzy, excessive forgetfulness & confusion, full "watery" feeling in upper-mid abdomen, when lying flat (and taking shorter breaths) I believe the alveoli in my lower lobes collapse, when I take a deep breath I can feel wheezing as they open, dull or sharp CP, hard to get satisfying breath (as if breathing thin air), HA @ base of head, near syncope, fatty food causes pounding heart. Several heart monitors- neg, echo- neg, cxr- normal, brain ct normal, ekgs normal except right bundle branch block, blood work- slightly low K, slightly elevated WBC, normal tsh, neg for anemia, normal b vitamins and iron, elevated d-dimer, chest ct neg for PE. Began taking vitamin B12 & B6- gradually relieved most sx's within 2 months except exhaustion. EP study- Afib, but never had it before or after ep study. No meds except b vitamins. Emotionally, I've been through the ringer with this.  Not ready to die, want more babies, have much more living to do. Positive outlook.
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Hi there,

I'm not an expert but have posted on this site recently (you'll see my questions in the forum) and they went un-answered.

I'm not sure if experts are posting here anymore.

I feel for you - it sounds like you have been through the ringer, girl!

I have been going through some similar things.  I have had tachycardia (highest at 135 bpm) at rest. I had weight losts (10 pounds in 2 weeks that finally stopped).  I had light-headedness, shortness of breath off and on.

I just wanted to write and say hi and that there are others going through similar things.  Don't get discouraged.

I hope an expert will write back to you but who knows!
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Thank you Detours211.  You are kind.  God bless.  :)
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Avatar_m_tn
You have multiple symptoms.This pranayam will help to regulate your heart and breathing and in turn your symptoms will improve gradually.Come back to report your progress in 3 weeks and 3 months.You will be able to have more babies.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
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