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Palpitations

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 10, 2010
  • 11:44 PM

I have had migraines and headaches for about 13 years (I'm 22). Recently started Chiropractic care, it's helped tremendously. I only get head pain about 1-2 times a week now. Right before the Chiropractic care, a headache specialist put me on a mix of Inderal and amitriptyline, I got up to about 40mg of each, and started getting shortness of breath and other strange/unneeded side effects, so I got off of both medications. The shortness of breath never went away, and then I started experiencing an "out of this world" feeling, as if I was dreaming. After about a week of that, dizziness started, and then panic attacks. Now I am experiencing heart palpitations, which are the scariest part of it all. They are constant now, when at fist they came and went. Along with all of that, its hard for my eyes to focus, and it's especially hard for them to focus on things that are moving. I haven't driven in over 2 months, and I am now forced to take online classes instead of actually going to college. I recently had all blood work done, urine testing, allergy test, 24 hour holter monitor (results not back yet), pulmonary function testing (results not back yet), 2 eye exams, eye dilation exam, and an MRI of my brain. All doctors I have seen keep diagnosing this as anxiety. I am weary to believe this for two reasons. One, is that I have experienced anxiety and depression before (to the point where I was in a rehab for it), and never had experienced these symptoms. And two, I am not depressed nor do I have anything to be anxious about. One other severely important thing to mention: my heart has always beaten really strongly, and you can see it beating through my skin, right between my collar bones, below my neck. When the palpitations are happening, it's so easy to see my heart beating, that people have noticed before I told them about it. When you touch that spot, you can feel it like you are holding my heart in your hand. It's something that no doctor has ever explained to me (as if it was normal) yet I have never met or heard of anyone with this same problem. Please comment if you have experienced anything like this, or know of anyone that has. Even if it's just one of the symptoms listed, I would love to know about it. Thank You.

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