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palpitations, lightheadness, dizziness at 20.

Dec 08, 2009 - 6 comments
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I am 20 years old. In June 2009 is when all of my problems started. I felt really dizzy & my heart was racing. I went to the E.R. & they said I was dehydrated & my potassium was low, so they gave me potassium meds. I thought I was fine & then about 2 weeks later the same thing happened. I knew I couldn't be dehydrated b/c I had been drinking plenty of fluids and drinking nothing but gatorade b/c it has potassium in it. So I went to the E.R. again & they suggested me to go to a cardiologist. When I went, the doc said I was stressed. So he suggested me to have a stress test & a heart echo. I did that & everything came back normal. I thought everything was okay & then I realized my heart palpitations were happening more often & my heart was racing more often. So I scheduled myself a doc appoinment and he said by listening to me I didn't sound stressed at all. But he gave me Metoprolol Tart (25mg) to calm me down. It calmed my heart rate down. Metoprolol is originally for bp, which mine is normal, so I'm not sure why he put me on that. But ever since I started taking it I been lightheaded. So I took myself off of it b/c I was tired of feeling that way. I can't take a shower without getting dizzy, I get lightheaded by just sitting here & not doing anything, My heart palpitations seem to be getting worse. I just want answers. Does certain foods have anything to do with the way I'm feeling or what? I just want some medicine to make me feel normal again. Any suggestions?  

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by mama003, Dec 08, 2009
look into neuro cardiogenic syncope. i have that no cure but you wont die from it either. sometimes my heart does that too. you are dizzy all the time from that cardiologist will need to do a test called a tilt table to diagnose you. i would go to a different cardio tho. sounds like you need a sec opinion.

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by mama003, Dec 08, 2009
mine started at age 13 and the older i have gotten the worse. there are meds to help it they just havent found one that works for me. mine  started with dizziness then a mess load of other symptoms started later. hope this helps.

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by tiffywayne, Dec 08, 2009
thank youu!!! i will def get a second opinion. yes,, i'm dizzy all the time && i'm tired of feeling this way!

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by lolitagirl, Jan 04, 2010
I am having the same symptoms as you I am going tomarrow for a second opinion. What did your second opinion say? I was told by the first Doc that it is stress, I dont buy it Im on blood pressure med and beta blockers they are not working. I am tired of feeling this way!

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by gonzo01, Jan 07, 2010
i have the same thing. but i have questions for anyone who has it...how do you get by everyday? i feel herrible everyday!! im on meds to try to help but so far nothing...i have been dealing with this for 2 years now. im tired all the time ,no energy, dizzy,lightheadness,fast heart rate.. .how do you do it everyday?? is this normal?? thanks for anyone helps

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by macaylla, Feb 09, 2010
Hi there,Ive been haveing heart flutters now for a year, since i had my son a year a go.... the docs told me it was stress and also at that time i was stressed and also worried because i had it in my head i was gonna die for some silly reason, I see my doc again as they said it was NORMAL .....They then told me it was a heart MURMER and sent me for a HECO SCAN ..... They said my heart was working fine and all was ok and also put this down to ...anxiaty attacks and also panic attacks...... When i see the heart doc they also told me its NORMAL and they also see a lot of this in people age 20-30 ..... years old ..... Its worrying when this happens i must say and also it can go off and start again ..... if i feel cold it happens then ..... i also go heavy heads and some times light head ...... i hate going out in case i get took bad and also got it in my head i have bad heart and im gonna have a heart attack.....But the doc and also the heart docs say im fine and to try and keep chilled !!!!!  This as made my life hell to tell you the truth im worried to drink tea or coffee now because it does happen a lot if i do so ... and also if i go out of my home town i panic and also start to get 1 then and it will go off when i chill out .......I was just siting o the sofa not thinking of anything bad and i got one then it was like my heart had stoped and then just a bang and started again and then like little butterflys going over my heart .... really worrying !!!!! But as im told dont worry try and chill move !!!!!! EASY FOR THEM TO SAY HEY !!!!


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