Posted By Michelle on May 21, 1999 at 15:15:08
I've been donating plasma for 3 months on a regular basis(twice a week). The past month my blood pressure has gone up and down, my pulse is consistently 100 beats (when I'm at rest), and my heart feels like it's going to beat right out of my chest. My endurance has gone downhill--I can't even go up a flight of stairs without getting short winded and my chest feels like there's a block of concrete on it. Otherwise I feel fine. I'm 34, I don't smoke, I'm not overweight, I exercise, and I don't take any medication (just an iron supplement). Could the plasma donations be bringing on these symptoms? Can it be anything serious? I have a doctor's appt coming up for a physical but I thought I'd ask a cardiologist.
Posted By Hello on May 25, 1999 at 21:12:06
I also have donated plasma and experienced the same thing at the end of one of my donations. The most likely cause that I could come up with is that I was dehydrated. If you are going to donate plasma you have to drink lots and i mean LOTS of water. It also helped me to take a multi-vitamin. If you are like me and on the pill as well you may just be experiencing vitamin loss.
I am not an expert or anything it's just an observation I have made in myself.
Lets see what the dos have to say...
Palpitations and Plasma Donation CCF CARDIO MD-APS 5/28/1999
Palpitations and Plasma Donation Michelle 5/27/1999
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