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Palpitations, numbness, lightheadedness. Virus? Bacteria? Thanks!

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  • Posted By: shinydove
  • November 30, 2007
  • 09:50 PM

I'm a 22 year old male in very good physical condition. I eat healthily, exercise, and don't drink/smoke/drugs, and have had a very relaxed last couple of months untill this happened:

Stupidly I gave myself a tap water enema. 2 days later I notice some infrequent but obvious misfiring heartbeats (Part of my heart was beating when it shouldn't have been). Later they where partnered with some serious lightheadedness and dizziness. This nearly always occurred in at nighttime before bed and in the afternoon.

The palpitations got continuously more frequent, and after a week they where happening very close together (but still usually only at night) . At this point I went into the doctor and they did the many tests usually associated with heart problems. They ALL came back negative. They laughed and dismissed the idea that a virus or bacteria contracted from the tap water enema could have been the cause. I have no doubt that it was, to dismiss it as coincidence seems foolish to me.

Now, two weeks later, the palpitations have died down to very infrequent (maybe a couple of noticeable ones a day?), but I have started getting severe numbness in my left arm and left chest area, especially at night before I go to bed, while I'm in bed, and when I wake up. I'm also very lightheaded throughout the day, and a bit of full body numbness.

Has anyone else heard of/experienced something similar? What water bourne virus or bacteria could be causing this?

Thanks everyone!

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