Hello, I hope all is well with you.
Recently I have been sick with a nasty cold, so I decided to use an over the counter medication.Upon taking 1 "daytime" caplet, I was dizzy, my heart was racing, and I felt like my heart was having occasional palpitations.2 hours after I took the caplet, I fainted.I just assumed It was because I was tired, And I really felt very sick, so I shrugged it off.6 hours later I took the "nighttime" caplet, and once again, my heart was racing, but I was so tired, that I fell asleep.I awoke 5 hours later to an extreme heaviness in my chest, and chest pain.My first thought was that my "cold" had moved into my chest.My heart was beating very fast, and hard, so hard it was visibly shaking my body.I did not have shortness of breath, but it felt like it was alot of work to get a good breath.I really thought that It was just this "cold" I have.My husband came home early for lunch, and told me that I didn't look good.He is a first responder, so he took my pulse, and he said it was 140 bpm.I was laying on the couch at the time.He took me to hospital, where I told them that I didn't feel well, I had a "cold", and what medicine I had taken.The nurse said because of my age, it was most likely anxiety.The doctor, said from the electrocardiogram, it was sinus tachycardia.The doctor than said that I will be just fine, but to not take anymore "cold" medicine.I have not taken anymore.
After I got home from the hospital, I rested, and This morning I still feelthe same as yesterday.My chest hurts, My heart is still beating fast, I feel flutters, especially when I am doing things that require consistent movement, like housework.I am taking tylenol for my fever, which was 103 this morning.I don't know what else to do.Is this just part of the cold I have?
here is a list of ingredients in the caplets I took:
night time:same as above plus:chlorpheniramine maleate.2mg.