Discussions By Condition: Cardiovascular disease

palpitation and left arm weakness

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Valkyr3003
  • October 5, 2009
  • 07:18 PM

Hi, I'm an 18 year old normally healthy male. I've been having palpitations and occasional left arm weakness for about 2 weeks and a half now. Usually I can feel the palpitation while sitting down, or lying down. While walking or taking part in active sports activities (I have practice several times a week) I strangely have no heart complaints. I get the arm weakness usually after it having been at rest for a while, and it sometimes feels slightly numb. A friend told me this might be related to the heart (just to psyche me out!) and well.. he got me.
My symptoms started after trying a joint that was legally purchased at a head shop. I DO NOT do drugs on a regular basis or anything, I was just curious to try it. I had a horrible experience that lasted surprisingly long - about 6 hours and was very unpleasant physically, mentally I was in a horrible place. I couldn't sleep at all the next morning and night. The next few days I was in a strange, paranoic mood, but that eventually went away.
A few days ago I caught the flu, and in addition to normal flu symptoms I also had a very fast heart rate along with constant palitation which I owed to the previous mishap. I went to the doctor and also told him about the heart problems, and I got an ECG. My heart results seemed fine and I was sent home.The flu is going away now and my heart rate is back to normal but I can still feel the palpitions occasionally.
i was also thinking whether I am still having these symptoms on mental grounds. I don't have panic disorder, but I'm generally nervous, emotional and with a wacky (sometimes disturbing) imagination.
Shouls I just try to carry on with my life and forget about this, and maybe it'll go away if I don't pay attention to it?
For the record, I don't think I'm ever going to try anything like drugs, legal or not again. :/

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • It's been more than 5 weeks, and some of the symptoms have died down, and since I have a pretty busy daily schedule I don't have the time to mind much attention to this problem and at instances forget about it.However it still remains that it hasn't gone away completely.. When I lie down I still get palpitations occasionally and there is a general increased sensitivity around the heart area. I don't know if this is mentally-related now, but I don't seem to be thinking about it too much, and I really have bigger problems than this in my life; yet the fact remains that it is still there and I am apprehensive as to what I can do at this point.. :/
    Valkyr3003 1 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 10:35 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.