My Heart Is In My Throat...Literally - page 9

OK...someone please help me. For the past 2 years I have been getting these weird palpatations, and it feels like my heart is beating in my throat. When it happens, I feel very lightheaded, like I... Read More

  1. by   ian2011
    i have the exact same feeling im really young though and when it happens i get dizzy everything slows down it gets hard to breath and i fell as if i will fall down if im standing up this has only been recent but very often it also feels as if im going to barf or somthing is just stuck in there im a little worried about it
  2. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from ian2011
    i have the exact same feeling im really young though and when it happens i get dizzy everything slows down it gets hard to breath and i fell as if i will fall down if im standing up this has only been recent but very often it also feels as if im going to barf or somthing is just stuck in there im a little worried about it
    How in the heck did you find an 8 year old thread?!

    I'll give you the same advice the members here gave the OP: you are symptomatic, therefore you should be seen and evaluated by a doctor! In our unit, we have a mantra: don't treat the machine, treat the patient. If the monitor is showing something scary, but the patient is fine and remains fine, then the problem is probably the monitor, not the patient. If your patient is symptomatic, you have a problem, and need to intervene. If you were on my unit and got dizzy, short of breath, and nauseated, we would be paging the doctor to get a 12 lead EKG, among other things. So don't wait-being "really young" is not a guarantee that there is nothing wrong.
  3. by   dianah
    The only advice you may receive from this board would be to make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider and discuss your symptoms fully in that setting.

    I wish you good health, ian2011.



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