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Need a diagnosis...

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  • Posted By: goldninja101
  • May 14, 2007
  • 06:36 PM

Hi everyone, Im 18 and have been having some problems right now.
About a week ago I had woke up from a nightmare, numb. I couldnt move, I couldnt speak, I could only think. My breathing was a bit on the low side as well...

A few days after that, I was sitting in a car, I was tired, and I noticed my breathing was slow, and I had this numb pulsing feeling from my chest. It rippled throughout my doctor. Everywhere it went, became numb. I again couldnt move. I couldnt do anything but think. It lasted about 30 seconds.

Today I was in class when I got a VERY faint numb feeling sprouting from my chest. I could still move and breath, I wasnt tired during this. And I told my friend I have a weird feeling in my chest, he told me that I was pale. It went away after 30 or so seconds, and left me feeling kinda warm.

Class ended and I tried to stand, I stumbled and fell in place to the ground. I got up with the aid of a friend and lost balance for a few seconds before returning to normal.

Could anyone help with this?

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  • I'm not a doctor, but from the symptoms you've described, you could have a couple of things going on. The first that comes to mind is "Anemia". I say this because I have been very anemic in the past, and had a feeling of numbness in a variety of places, and also dizziness. The next thing that comes to mind, is inadequate blood pumping through the heart. This, too, I have had in the past. I actually had to heart a cardiac ablation for my problem. Anyway, when the heart doesn't pump well enough, or if enough blood isn't flowing through the body, you can, again, get a feeling of numbness and dizziness. Both, the anemia and poor heart pumping can also cause paleness.If I was you, I would get myself to a doctor. They can run simple blood tests to rule out anemia. If that's not the cause, then the doctor will probably check your heart with an echocardiogram (non-invasive).Good luck.Risinghigh
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