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Breathing episodes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 14, 2007
  • 03:59 AM

First off thanks for reading this...about two months ago I started getting these "episodes" which begin with a feeling that I am breathing in but the air isnt staying in my lungs..pretty soon my mouth gets completely dry, I have trouble swallowing, my head will feel completely messed up..my eyelids feel heavy and eyes sort of glaze over..it's hard to speak, and even hard to walk because I feel like I will collapse.

The worst part is I feel completely detached like I'm outside of my body. Every Dr. I've gone to says that it's an anxiety attack but the problem is I dont feel nervous or have a rapid heart beat whatsoever...it's almost the opposite like I'm shutting down slowly.

Finally I went to the cardiologist who did a tilt table test and my heart rate went to 30bpm and blood pressure 50/26. They scheduled a pace maker surgery then canceled it the day of to try medication first. The cardiologist will only address the syncope (fainting) which never goes along with the episode above. I feel like whatever is happening is completely different than the low blood pressure issue. Has anyone every heard of or had anything close to this??
I'm 24 year old in shape female and this has cost me so much, I have a hard time leaving the house, lost my drivers license and am feeling completely hopeless. Please Help...thank you!!!!

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