I've just come back from my P.E. lesson and I experienced severe dizziness and chest pain.
I exercise (training) 3 times a week, go running regularly and used to do athletics 12 hours a week, but have experienced that faint feeling and chest pain (it feels like my chest cramps up) whenever I exercise more severely in the last 2 weeks.
I'm a sixteen year old female, have a BMI of 18.6, am vegan and was hospitalized for stage 2 hypertension that wouldn't go down during the night (I had a 24 hour B.P. machine on twice, but I could rarely sleep both nights so no wonder) This was about half a year ago. Except for a slightly enlarged left ventricle (from the hypertension I suppose) the doctors at the hospital and my cardiologist didn't get any unusual results from my blood tests, E.K.G's, kidney scans and urine samples, so I was put on 50 mg of Losartan- atid a day, got a machine for the upper arm and everything has been normal since then (I measure everyday). My mother has had hypertension for about 10 years now, but her measurements weren't as high and she gets it from being obese. I still think I might have inherited it or that it's caused by aspergers- induced stress (although I was diagnosed at age 12 and haven't had physical difficulties because of it for years), as I don't drink coffee or eat much salt. Now my insomnia has worsened and I'm worried about my next training session. In P.E. I managed to sit down at the side of the gym before I could fall over and I waited 10 min., measured my blood pressure which was about 170/95 with a pulse that was still at 130, took another 25mg of my Losartan but it was still at ca. 160/90 after ten minutes. The chest pain went away during that time but my heartbeat felt irregular and I still felt dizzy and had difficulties breathing deeply. We just played football which normally isn't that challenging for me fitness-wise but I'd like to know if there are any none obesity-linked heart conditions that could cause these reactions. Apart from the Hypertension and Aspergers I don't have any known conditions.