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Was this a heart attack? What is this?

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  • Posted By: Someone
  • September 16, 2007
  • 04:33 AM

When I was 5 weeks pregnant I was taking a shower and I started to lose consciousness, I turned very white and my heart started beating out of control to the point I thought it was going to explode and blood would go everywhere (gross thought right?) I was cold and freezing at one sec, then hot and sweating and clammy at another. I thought I was going to die so I put myself on the floor. After a while, my heart did slow down and obviously I didnt die.There was sweat dripping off my head. I was diagnosed with wolffeparkinson white when I was 6 but I dont faint very often, prob about 2-3 times a yr. This seemed to be a worse episode, but it does bother me a lot esp while sleeping. It seems to be bothering me again now that I have gained some weight, but Im not sure if that is why, I know wpw is not from weight but I think gaining weight puts pressure on the heart. Now I did not go through with that pregnancy, and the same thing happened to me sev yrs before, at 5 weeks and I did not go through with that one either. Now I asked a doctor if I can have kids and he said yes. But I am not so sure, and now I am wondering what I should do. Should I just not have kids? I wonder if I was born with wpw or if I injured my heart when I was little, I fell one story and smashed on the cement, and hit my chest and chin. I felt my jaw and teeth crunch. But there was an ancestor of mine who was born with a hole in his heart and died at age 4. Meaning maybe its some kind of damage that was diagnosed as wpw, or maybe its genetic. So I dont know. If anyone has any info, please help because I dont want to ask my family and friends and sound like a pity party or like I am going to drop dead at any moment, because Im not .

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  • Well it seems no one has an answer for me yet, but I will add some things. One thing I noticed around the time it happened is I would wake up and have tingling hands, like pins and needles, mostly in the left hand , but it would happen after NOT leaning or falling sleep on it. That was one of the first signs that something was wrong. This happened both times, for a few days in a row. However I did not think it was a big deal, but now I realize it may be related to what happened. I will be patient hoping someone has experience in this and knows what I should or should not do.
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    • September 20, 2007
    • 05:45 AM
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