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  • Posted By: kmhall3
  • April 9, 2007
  • 01:06 AM

So I've been to about 6 different doctors and all of them have a different answer so I just want to see if anyone else has experienced this and/or can explain it. It's a long story, so please bear with me!

In December of last year, I was watching a movie with a friend and he asked me a question and suddenly I couldn't think and I couldn't understand what he was saying, it was almost like he was speaking a foreign language. I couldn't say anything for about 30 seconds and then I started blacking out, so I jumped up and ran through the house out of survival instinct I think. Then I only remember bits and pieces of what happened, but I eventually ended up in my parent's room and I think my dad pretty much carried me to the kitchen and sat me down. I started to come back to but I felt like I was in a dream and my leg was shaking uncontrollably. A few days later, I woke up feeling like I couldn't breathe well, all my breaths were shallow. And while I am an asthmatic, it wasn't a constricted feeling like usual, I just couldn't catch my breath. Then, about a week later, I had a similar spell to the first one at a friend's where I started to black out but it wasn't as cognitively oriented as the first time. My friend's mom told me she thought it was my heart and put a monitor on me. My heart rate was at 132 and rising. They eventually took me to the ER where my heart rate maxed out at 171. They gave me a beta blocker and about 5 minutes after they did so, I felt a pressure in my chest, it felt like someone sitting on my chest, or that overstuffed feeling you get after eating too much at Thanksgiving. I told them about it but they just said it was normal to feel that as your heart was slowing down. Unfortunately, that feeling never went away, and it's been 4 months since that night. The pressure is still there and it makes that shallow breath feeling a lot worse and I still notice from time to time I will completely forget what I'm doing or how to do things. Like just today, I was playing a really familiar song on piano just for enjoyment and I just completely blanked and even looking at the notes on the paper, I couldn't comprehend them, couldn't remember the note names or anything. Another thing I've noticed in the past few months is that I almost never feel emotions anymore, and I'm a Cancer! haha But in all seriousness, I can think of one time I felt something outside of the stoicism and I wonder if it's linked to all these weird spells, but I don't know what to think. I started having headaches over a year ago and I had an MRI on my brain done then and it didn't show anything, but could something have developed in the past year to cause this? Or do you think it's something completely different?

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