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Presyncope, Palpatations, Ringing in Ears Fading to Static...

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  • Posted By: kmatthews001
  • December 19, 2010
  • 06:23 PM

**Sorry, palpitations is spelled incorrectly in the title...

Hey everyone,
I'm starting to feel like I'm never going to get a diagnosis. I have had an EKG, chest xray, blood tests, and I have an appointment for a Holter monitor tomorrow.

Recurring symptoms include heart palpitations, fatigue, muscle weakness, feeling disoriented, inability to concentrate, and episodes of overwhelming whole body warmth/sweats, accompanied by nausea and presyncope.

Today I had an episode that was far worse than any that I had ever had before, I'm not sure if it was a one time thing, or if it will become a recurring symptom. I was painting my toenails (standing, bent over) and I felt a wave of heat, started to sweat, felt nauseous, and felt closer to losing consciousness than ever before. When symptoms started to fade (I layed down), my ears began to ring SO loud that I couldn't hear anything... this soon faded to a static-like sound, but it was still loud enough to block out any external sounds. It lasted no more than 5 minutes.

Please offer any advice or possible diagnoses that I can investigate further. This is really having a negative impact on my life, and I don't know what else to do.

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  • How is your blood pressure? If you have the capability, take your blood pressure during your next episode. Could be pheochromocytoma... Very rare, but often overlooked and one of the many things I've been tested in my fruitless quest for diagnosis! :) one of the hallmark symptoms is a spike in blood pressure.
    NneedofDX 7 Replies
    • December 20, 2010
    • 03:42 AM
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  • it would be better if you mention what all you got covered in your blood work and apart from your blood work your vitals play utmost role in the steps of approach to your diagnosis.....only after having this basic information a doctor can suggest you to take the respective investigations
    dr.jink 1 Replies
    • December 20, 2010
    • 08:19 PM
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  • it would be better if you mention what all you got covered in your blood work and apart from your blood work your vitals play utmost role in the steps of approach to your diagnosis.....only after having this basic information a doctor can suggest you to take the respective investigationsMy husband has these exact symptoms and his internist is clueless as is his cardiologist.He bloodwork consist of the standard, CMP , BNP, LFT etc. and they just ordered CF.He has many many problems including a pacemaker for heart block, peripheral artery disease and had an aortic bypass 9 years ago, and both coratid arterties blocked with the right unoperable and the left opened up 8 years ago. He has doppler studies of abdomen and coratid area every 6 months.He as on Atenol for years and switched to Topral XL 100 mg after the surgery. This was recently reduced to 50 mg. and 80 mg. of Diovan added.His medical doctor is "stumped" and is sending him to a neurologist and his cardiolgist ordered more bloodwork, changed his meds a aforementioned.His other symptoms are constant back pain. He does have three herniated discs and has been thru a regimine of epidural injections, nerve ending numbing, physical therapy, chiropractor and only gets minimal relief and it can be severe at any given time.He is suffering, going from doctor to doctor and the puzzle remains unfinished. I truly believe they are missing something medical. He did have synovitis of his wrist a few years ago and diagnosed with unspecified connective tissue disease and he also has lymphocytic colitis and over due for a colonoscopy. He is only 58 years old.Any guidance or suggestions on what those original symptoms could indicate and which type of doctor could make an accurate diagnois would be greatly appreciated. Maybe there is no one diagnosis but the symptoms in the title are most bothersome and affecting his quaility of life severly.
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