Hi I am 33 yo female. I weigh 39kg and am 157 cm. I am quite fit and exercise daily. I have recently been restricting my diet to attempt to reach about 38kg. This morning when I got up I was aware of strange sensations in my chest. When I checked my pulse I had about 2 normal heart beats on expiration and about 5 rapid weaker feeling heart beats on inspiration. This continued for about an hour. I went back to bed and eventually it settled down again. I am really worried now and scared to do anything! If this happens again what should I do? Is it likely to be a sign of anything dangerous? Is it something that my gp should know about even if it is not happening all of the time?
Thanks for your help.
First a small exercise for those who are more familiar with American weights and measures. 157 cm ~ 62' = 5' 2", and 39kg ~ 86 pounds. Why you'd want to reduce your weight escapes me, maybe I made a mistake in my calculation on weight. I used 2.2 pounds per kg.
Anyway, I would discuss with a medical doctor. That said, I do not fully understand the symptom you described. How did you determine "weaker"? Are you using you fingers on a pressure point, or listening using a stethoscope? Did this repeat with each breath?
If you have no other symptoms I will guess you are not in an emergency condition but it would be best to check with your doctor.
Yes the numbers are correct! I just want to drop a couple of pounds nothing drastic! What I was wondering though was if it was likely to be an electrolyte imbalance?
I took my pulse at my wrist and the pulses just felt less strong than normal.
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