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Possibly Wolff Parkinson White syndrome?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 13, 2006
  • 07:11 PM

I am a 21 year old male. Earlier this year after playing basketball my feet went numb, i was severly lightheaded couldnt see straight and couldnt breathe. I felt like i was going to pass out. Since then quite often I get bad chest pains, dizziness, nausea, trouble walking, and it feels slike my heart is going to explode or something. I have had every test imaginable done and they cannot find anything. Ive talked to a psych about possibly being a panic disorder but she seems to not think so. I just heard of wolff parkinson's through a friend of a friend who had it. She had the same symptoms as me and all the tests. It took them forever but they finally figured out she had it. Do these symptoms have to be apparent during an EKG for this to be diagnosed? I absolutely hate feeling like that and want something to be done! Anybody have any clue?

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  • Hi, I can try to find out more for you.Just keep looking at your sight. My sister in St. Louis had wpws and finally she had surgery that last 9 hours. it is somehow due to the electric system in your heart I think. She would for no reason breath so hard she had to be rushed to ER. Sometimes just wake up in the middle of the night and have to go to ER.They gave her a shot and it for 1 second would make her heart stop beating and then start regular again. She had to take medicine for many years till she finally let them do the surgery. She is 56 and doing great, no medicine. They said she was born with it.But it did not show up till she was in her late 20's.Lise
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 09:17 AM
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  • Hi a family member of mine was the first baby to be saved in the uk from wpws, he has been on meds for 25 years and has now had corrective surgery and is doing really well. It is to do with the electrical current of the heart, hope it all goes well with you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 10:59 PM
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  • about 30% of people with this syndrom do not show up on electrical tests...but theere are blood tests that can rule out other conditions, such as thyroid conditions which can mimic it...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 11:56 PM
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