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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 22, 2007
  • 01:51 AM

I am 27yrs. old I had a baby 9 1/2 mos. ago. When he was 2wks. old I started having prolems. The first episode was I felt like I was going to faint, my heart was racing, felt nauseated, and in my left eye I was seeing tracers or double it was weird. I called the fire department and my blood pressure was high, my sugar was good. Went to the hospital they didn't run any tests. The doc said I might be dehydrated or I might have toximia. If I didn't feel better in a few days come back and drink plenty of fluids. I did that. I did feel better. I started having extreme anxiety. Months went by and I felt overwhelmed from anxiety. I had to call an ambulance to myself mos. later my chest was hurting my blood pressure was high and my potassium was low so they gave me 4 capsules of potassium, and an ativan for anxiety. Later on I go to a doc. and he says I have panic disorder/ anxiety , so I am being treated for that but I still get anxious I have lost alot of weight, had tests ran, blood work came back good. Went to e.r. a week ago my heart was fluttering and I have mitral valve prolapse. I still don't know why I have such weight loss. I am suppose to see a heart specialist but I don't have insurance so not exactly sure what it going on with my heart. I feel extreme fatigue, anxious, weak, and at times out of breath. please help!

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  • pregnancy can cause you to become diabetic. i'm not saying that you are but the symptom's you described reminds me of the diabetic symptoms i have read about. i would google diabetic symptoms or side effects. see if that matches up with what you have. im sorry my spelling is very bad.Also, was your blood pressure high during pregnency? and if so was it treated?
    Mountain1 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • You know what it is? It's anxiety. Close to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But it's only anxiety, I had the EXACT same problems and I went to the doctor many many many times and it cost me tons of money, because they all thought I might have serious problems. When you complain about your heart they go ballistic and run a thousand tests that cost 1,000$ everytime. I had the very same thing, low potassium, (your diet isn't right), they gave me a huge horsepill of potassium. They tested my blood and my heart and my brain, and tons of things. Well, guess what, it's your diet and lack of exercise. Especially if you have gained weight fast or lost weight fast, your body isn't getting what it needs. You might think I'm silly, but it's easily solved with 20 minutes of excercise every other day, and a good multivitamin everyday, and fruit and vegetables. You describe to me, panic attacks, you might notice that you aren't breathing right as well. You should breathe slow and deep when you have a panic attack. Like put your hand over your mouth and feel your breaths, lack of oxygen can cause "trails" in your vision or it might even feel like you can't see well. Your brain doesn't get enough oxygen or it gets too much... it's important to breathe normally, and since your body isn't on the right track it's doing weird stuff. Trust me and just breathe with your stomach instead of chest, it's a natural relaxation technique. Also, if these panic attacks are scaring you, you can ask to take Xanax 0.5mg, or if it turns out to be long term you can take BuSpar (no side effects or addiction, very good and safe prescription to take), DO NOT take paxil (very addictive and very hard to get off) or anything else other than xanax (similar to ativan) and buspar. With BuSpar you can get stop taking xanax after a few weeks, but you stay on Buspar until you want to come off. And try not to take xanax for too long because it can become addictive (trust me I went through that after taking it for almost two years) but it's very easy to overcome without any medication just stay healthy. but if it affects your life, like work and driving and family then take xanax and buspar. anxiety attacks are very common and can last a couple of years if you don't exercise and eat right so that your body is getting the right vitamins and minerals and natural stuff that it needs. I'm not saying, eat right ALL THE TIME, go out to eat every now and then and eat what you want, but make sure you are eating the right things as well. Also drink plenty of water! Look up Anxiety Attacks on the web, some people are plagued by them MUCH worse. I had it for two years after a car accident, my heart would beat weird, it felt like I was going to have a heart attack, I hyper ventilated when I was driving, it felt like the walls were closing in or some kind of doom, and I thought I had some hideous life threatening condition. I couldn't concentrate on things... When really I was out of shape after the car accident, and I ate the wrong foods, and I definitely wasn't breathing right. (low potassium affects the cardiovascular) Anyway, you don't seem to have anything HORRIBLE. Just make sure you eat the right foods, force yourself too... I had to as well. Don't drink too much soda, don't intake lots of caffiene, get multivitamins, eat fruit and vegetables daily and EXERCISE, just go for a walk, jog a bit... and if you have a panic attack tell yourself it's a panic attack and that nothing is wrong with you. Another thing that helped me was reading about breathing techniques, how to breathe to relax and what not. I don't like all the mumbo jumbo associated with breathing techniques (praying, religious meditation), but they really do work! It really sounds to me like it's PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and it's not always put out in the open that your body is unhealthy, because of course they want to make money off of us and give us prescriptions and send us to a thousand doctors and get us deep into debt. Your weight loss can be assocaited with getting yourself all worked up, loss of appetite and not eating a balanced diet. (I work 12 hours a day, I used to eat nothing but taco bell and dennys food), also sleep deprivation since you have a baby now... get enough rest! Anxiety hits hard when you are sleepy, hungry, worried, thinking negative thoughts, and so on. If you are really worried I recommend BuSpar. It's made for anxiety and there are no weird side effects at all, xanax, or (alprazolam i think is the generic but probably mispelled) works wonders as well. Post back and let us know how you are doing :)
    samwofABQ 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • You know what it is? It's anxiety. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But it's only anxiety, I had the EXACT same problems and I went to the doctor many many many times and it cost me tons of money, because they all thought I might have serious problems. When you complain about your heart they go ballistic and run a thousand tests that cost 1,000$ everytime. And everytime they say "Nothing wrong." I had the very same thing, low potassium, (your diet isn't right), they gave me a huge horsepill of potassium. They tested my blood and my heart and my brain, and tons of things. Well, guess what, it's your diet and lack of exercise. Especially if you have gained weight fast or lost weight fast, your body isn't getting what it needs. You might think I'm silly, but it's easily solved with 20 minutes of excercise every other day, and a good multivitamin everyday, and fruits and vegetables. You describe to me, panic attacks, you might notice that you aren't breathing right as well. You should breathe slow and deep when you have a panic attack. Like put your hand over your mouth and feel your breaths, lack of oxygen can cause "trails" in your vision or it might even feel like you can't see well or can't concentrate. Your brain doesn't get enough oxygen or it gets too much... it's important to breathe normally, and since your body isn't on the right track it's doing weird stuff. Trust me and just breathe with your stomach instead of chest, it's a natural relaxation technique. Also, if these panic attacks are scaring you, you can ask to take Xanax 0.5mg, or if it turns out to be long term you can take BuSpar (no side effects or addiction, very good and safe prescription to take), DO NOT take paxil (very addictive and very hard to get off) or anything else other than xanax (similar to ativan) and buspar. With BuSpar you can stop taking xanax after a few weeks, but you stay on Buspar until you want to come off. And try not to take xanax for too long because it can become addictive (trust me I went through that after taking it for almost two years) but it's very easy to overcome without any medication just stay healthy. but if it affects your life, like work and driving and family then take xanax and buspar. anxiety attacks are very common and can last a couple of years if you don't exercise and eat right so that your body is getting the right vitamins and minerals and natural stuff that it needs. I'm not saying, eat right ALL THE TIME, go out to eat every now and then and eat what you want, but make sure you are eating the right things as well. Also drink plenty of water! But I am saying... EXERCISE. That helped me immensely even though I felt down and tired I forced myself to jog or walk for 20 minutes a day. Look up Anxiety Attacks on the web, some people are plagued by them MUCH worse. I had it for two years after a car accident, my heart would beat weird, it felt like I was going to have a heart attack, I hyper ventilated when I was driving, it felt like the walls were closing in or some kind of doom, and I thought I had some hideous life threatening condition. I couldn't concentrate on things... When really I was out of shape after the car accident, and I ate the wrong foods, and I definitely wasn't breathing right. (low potassium affects the cardiovascular, also lack of vitamin B12 and other B vitamins can cause delusions) Anyway, you don't seem to have anything HORRIBLE, but if you keep losing lots of weight it will turn into something bad. Just make sure you eat the right foods, force yourself too... I had to as well. Don't drink too much soda, don't intake lots of caffiene, get multivitamins, eat fruit and vegetables daily and EXERCISE (it's naturally energizing MUCH better than caffiene), just go for a walk, jog a bit... and if you have a panic attack tell yourself it's a panic attack and that nothing is wrong with you. Another thing that helped me was reading about breathing techniques, how to breathe to relax and what not. I don't like all the mumbo jumbo associated with breathing techniques (praying, religious meditation), but they really do work! It really sounds to me like it's PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and it's not always put out in the open that your body is unhealthy, because of course they want to make money off of us and give us prescriptions and send us to a thousand doctors and get us deep into debt. Your weight loss can be assocaited with getting yourself all worked up, loss of appetite and not eating a balanced diet. (I work 12 hours a day, I used to eat nothing but taco bell and dennys food), also sleep deprivation since you have a baby now... get enough rest! Anxiety hits hard when you are sleepy, hungry, worried, thinking negative thoughts, and so on. If you are really worried I recommend BuSpar. It's made for anxiety and there are no weird side effects at all, xanax, or (alprazolam i think is the generic but probably mispelled) works wonders as well. Post back and let us know how you are doing :)
    samwofABQ 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could also be a thyroid problem, that sometimes happens after a pregnancy. It will cause anxiety and throw your whole body out of sync. Hope you feel better soon.
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