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This is gettng worrying? I was outdoors last night having just cleared some rubble left over from our demolision work. I began to feel very jelly like --shaky and light headed. My heart was racing and I felt breathless. I believe that if I hadn't sat down right at that very spot -- I would have passed out for sure.

 

It took quite a while to get over the feeling and I ended up with a slight headache. I'm due to have a 24hr heart monitor in place, but my own feelings are that it could be related to my blood pressure which does have a tendency to go on the low side.

I kept taking deep breaths for some time later -- that's how it made me feel!

I'm sure it's nothing serious, but I am slightly worried all the same.

 

Best wishes

 

Barbara xxx

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Barb,

 

I had a similar incident at work a few days back. I suddenly felt shakey and weak and light headed and hot and cold at the same time. My hands were trembling.

 

I got something to drink and went outside for some air. It passed but still was strange and kind of scary so I know how you feel about it.

 

I also have had bouts of low blood pressure and have chalked it up to that for now though I don't know what the trembling was all about.

 

I'm going to write down the details of the incident and remember to tell my doctor next time I go - unless it keeps on happening then I'll call her.

 

When are you scheduled to be hooked up to he monitor?


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Definately peas in a pod you and I! Please do mention your symptoms to your doctor but I agree with you that I think it's low blood pressure!

 

I have the monitor put on next week 8th --9th. I don't expect anything to show up because I've heard of so many people having these tests and thay seem to prove very little -- unless you have an episode whilst being monitored.

I feel generally light headed all the time now and the trembling you experienced is definately attributed to the episodes I've been having.

 

I'll let you know how things go and then maybe you can mention it to your doctor, if I find anything out?

 

 

Best wishes to you, great blogs by the way!

 

Barbara xxx

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Barbara,

 

I never had the heart racing, but I do get light headed if I kneel down and then stand back up. I guess it's from low bp.

 

Keep us posted on how the monitor goes and good luck.

 

Karen

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Barbara, save some of the rubble moving for when you are wearing the monitor. Do some of the same things that seem to cause this problem when you where the devise. Some people will just relax and do nothing during the time alloted. Be your usually busy beaver self. I hope it shows something for your sake so that you get the confirmation that something isn't quite right. I also hope it isn't anything real serious. Keep us informed on what is going on. We all have so many of the same symptoms throughout the years with scleroderma that eventually we will be able to give give a real oppinion on what we think is happening to our physicians when they are scraching their heads. I wish you the best my friend. Have a nice day.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Guest Sadie

Barbara, I'm so sorry that you haven't felt well. I have low blood pressure my self and I get very weak, dizzy and my heart rate goes up. Be careful with it.

 

Your feeding tube friend,

Sadie

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Hi Barbara, I have been experience dizziness/lightheadiness plus racing pulse/ palpitations when walking at any pace. I'm due to have Holter monitor too ( have excluded PH). I also get a a racing pulse /shakiness combo , which in my case seem st be due to stressful situation or to tiredness.

Lizzie

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Hi Barbara

 

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well but Sheryl sure has a good idea...save some of that work until you have the halter on....good luck and I hope it's nothing serious also.


Sending good wishes your way!

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I'm going to see my dreaded general practitioner this morning. Anyone who knows of my situation with my general practitioner wil know that we have a rather bad relationship!

 

I want her to check my BP and blood sugar, as you suggested Pamela, I simply can't go on not knowing what this thing is?

I have had pancreatitis in the past and my sugar levels did drop dramaticaly, though I still think it's low blood pressure.

 

Because I dislike my general practitioner, my blood pressure will be raised when she takes it, I know this will happen so I'm going to ask the nurse to do it!

 

Better safe than sorry!

 

Thank you to all for your input

 

Best wishes

Barbara xxx

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Well! It's not low blood pressure 129/73. The nurse suggested aneamia although I had a blood test last week and nothing showed up then!

 

It's a complete mystery although the nurse did ask if I'd had breathlessness with these episodes. I replied that I hadso she thought that the 24hr monitor was a good thing to have because it sounds a lot like heart related symptoms.

 

I lay in the couch last night unable to do very much. This morning I feel okay but a bit headachy and a bit vague. I have a slight pain down my left side of my neck and an occasional dull ache in my chest.

 

I just want to lie down and not move, although I don't feel particulary unwell.

Roll on summer I say -- perhaps the winter's got me down?

 

Best wishes

BArbara xxx

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It sounds to me that you should continue with extreme caution until you know if it is or isn't heart related. I would continue to rest and not do anything too strenous just in case. Your symptoms sound like what a women would experience if she were having heart problems and being sclero can go after the heart you should be careful.

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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Hi Barbara, did they do an ECG this morning to check out your heart? . If not I think if ache in the neck and chest are still there that you should perhaps think about getting one - even consider going to A and E. Pain from heart probelms in women can present differently to the classic pain in the chest and down the arm,. If it were me I would definitely be seeking further medical advice.

Lizzie

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I've been sort of okay today, certainly not as bad as I have been!

They didn't do an ECG but I had one last week at the hospital which was fine! I'm speculating with just about everything, one being that it could be due to lack of nutrition and working perhaps a little bit too much on my brick wall.

 

The pain in my chest comes and goes -- it's not a bad pain. Same happens with my neck that comes and goes too!

I placed all my bets on low BP, now I don't know what to think? I'd better wait till next week when all will be revealed. If they rule out heart problems then it can't be too serious, but it's frightening all the same!

 

Thank you so much for all your suggestions and kind words. I've taken them all on board.

 

Best wishes

 

Barbara xxx

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Barbara, Please keep being careful. Like everyone has said, take breaks when you start to not feel well. It doesn't take too long at all for the BP to drop very low.

 

Sadie

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