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...what's wrong with me?

 

I feel like I've been winded and this is the second day I've had it.

 

I've had it before randomly, lasting between a few minutes and maybe an hour, but this is the longest it's lasted.

Usually it would happen if I'm in bed asleep, then get a text which will wake me up and make me jump, or when I yawn. I sometimes got it whilst on my period, but not always.

 

I could go for weeks/months without getting it, so always saw it as a passing phase, but now I'm wondering what it is.

 

I've ruled it out to two things:

Asthma

Low Blood Pressure

 

I don't feel any difficulties breathing exactly, I mean, I can do it obviously, but I feel as though I can't breathe as deeply/exhale as I should. I feel it in my wind pipe most. It just feels a bit constricted? I can't really describe it.

I also sometimes feel a bit lightheaded.

I try and breathe as normally as I can with a good, steady rhythm, but it doesn't make it go away.

 

If it's Asthma it's come on suddenly as I've never had it before and it never happens after I excersize, just randomly. Both my sisters had it when they were younger though.

 

I feel as though it's low blood pressure mostly, especially since it sometimes happens when I'm on my period. And the lightheadedness happens with low blood pressure.

 

I woke up this morning without it and thought "yes! I'm normal again!" but the moment I got up...felt winded again.

 

I don't know why I've got it though? I'm not pregnant (and I say that because I know sometimes pregnancy can affect that). What else brings on Low Blood Pressure? What can I do to stop it?

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What else brings on Low Blood Pressure?

 

Nothing? I mean .. there can be some reasons, but you can just have it .. I have it too .. why? Don't know .. My parents both have high blood pressure, I don't :roftl:

 

This morning you maybe got up to quickly (because you were happy that you had nothing) .. that can trigger it..

 

I can write you a whole essay if you want (although.. in english.. :boxed::roftl:) but I'll leave it with this for the moment (you can always send me a pm orso :wink2:)

 

What can I do to stop it?

 

You first have to know for sure it's your blood pressure ... You can go and see a doctor, explain what you feel and see what he says. And/or you can take your blood pressure at home (there are some little devices that messure your BP automatically, just to get an idea..) because it's possible that everyting is "normal" while your with the docter. I have that problem, it's because I'm always a bit 'scared' so then my BP is normal :roftl:

 

If you have low BP the doctor can give you medication for it :wink2:

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hi caz!

 

do you have any of these symtoms aswell?

-Shaking

-Fast heartbeat

-Sweating

-Anxiety

-Dizziness

-Extreme hunger

-Weakness and tiredness

-Irritability

 

because it COULD be that your blood sugar is low.

 

The things in bold I also have if I have an uhm.. Low BP-attack? (don't know how you actually call it, but when your BP drops suddenly you get all that ..).

 

And for the other things I haven't the energy at that moment, or I'm not enough 'on the planet' for it .. :roftl:

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hi caz!

 

do you have any of these symtoms aswell?

-Shaking

-Fast heartbeat

-Sweating

-Anxiety

-Dizziness

-Extreme hunger

-Weakness and tiredness

-Irritability

 

because it COULD be that your blood sugar is low.

 

I don't shake.

Don't feel a fast heartbeat.

Only sweat when I excercise lol

I think I get anxious BECAUSE I don't what it is. I start tapping my foot/shake my leg to take my mind off it I think, but it's not uncontrollable shaking, I do it on purpose.

I get lightheaded, but not exactly "dizzy".

Don't get extreme hunger.

Weakness and tiredness? I don't think so.

Irritability? I'd say "weakness/tiredness/irritability" only happens when I'm on my period lol.

 

I used to eat a lot of chocolate but stopped because I just ate WAY too much. I now only eat dark chocolate or weight watchers milk chocolate.

I am trying to lose weight because I am too heavy for my height (I'm 5" and weigh in the 9 stone area. My lowest weight was 9stone 6IBS but my dance school has closed for the summer holidays so it's probably crept up, but once I start exercising again it will start going down again.

I don't drink a lot of milk, only with my cereal. I eat a lot of cheese lol. I don't drink a lot of water/the daily amount but I still drink...lol.

There's nothing really wrong with my diet and I AM healthy according to my BMI, but only just, really.

So....?

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Caz ... I truly do hope you begin to feel better soon ! :huglove:

 

 

I would just ask that all responses to your original post .... remain as caring thoughts & opinions ... none of us here offering advice are necessarily 'qualified' to do so .... & if in serious doubt ... please seek further professional medical consultation ...... just 'cos we love ya' !!! :wub2::punk:

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Hi Caz, i think i might know what your problem is, because i kind of had the same thing a few months back.

 

I thought it was an allergy at first, but even when i took a piriton it didn't help - my mum was talking to one of her friends and she suggested that i go to the doctors because it sounded like asthma.

 

i had asthma as a kid, but thought nothing of that, until i did the breath test thing at the doctors (you know when you have to puff on that thing and it measures it) and it was really low - she perscribed me the steroid inhaler and also the blue one and ever since taking the steroid inhaler everyday i've only had slight breathlessness - more often when im doing excercise - but other than that its so much better.

 

Maybe book an appointment with your doctor and talk to them about it?

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Caz ... I truly do hope you begin to feel better soon ! :huglove:

 

 

I would just ask that all responses to your original post .... remain as caring thoughts & opinions ... none of us here offering advice are necessarily 'qualified' to do so .... & if in serious doubt ... please seek further professional medical consultation ...... just 'cos we love ya' !!! :wub2::punk:

 

of course! I understand :thumb_yello:

 

Hi Caz, i think i might know what your problem is, because i kind of had the same thing a few months back.

 

I thought it was an allergy at first, but even when i took a piriton it didn't help - my mum was talking to one of her friends and she suggested that i go to the doctors because it sounded like asthma.

 

i had asthma as a kid, but thought nothing of that, until i did the breath test thing at the doctors (you know when you have to puff on that thing and it measures it) and it was really low - she perscribed me the steroid inhaler and also the blue one and ever since taking the steroid inhaler everyday i've only had slight breathlessness - more often when im doing excercise - but other than that its so much better.

 

Maybe book an appointment with your doctor and talk to them about it?

 

Ah, so you think it could be asthma?

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Hi CazGirl

 

I'm sorry to hear you're not well. I do hope you see a doctor soon, if only to put your mind at rest.

 

When I was ill last year, I made matters much worse by trying to avoid the doctor, and then googling all my symptoms and possible diagnoses before I saw the specialist. Everything I found just raised more questions than answers, and I had no sense of proportion! I think the worrying did me more harm than the actual illness (which turned out ok in the end).

 

So I speak from experience - it's much better to deal with something you know, than worry about all the things which might be wrong.

 

I hope you will forgive advice from a newbie.

 

Best Wishes

 

XX N

 

PS I spent a rainy morning reading your funny stories a few weeks ago - they cheered me up - thanks:thumb_yello:

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Hi CazGirl

 

I'm sorry to hear you're not well. I do hope you see a doctor soon, if only to put your mind at rest.

 

When I was ill last year, I made matters much worse by trying to avoid the doctor, and then googling all my symptoms and possible diagnoses before I saw the specialist. Everything I found just raised more questions than answers, and I had no sense of proportion! I think the worrying did me more harm than the actual illness (which turned out ok in the end).

 

So I speak from experience - it's much better to deal with something you know, than worry about all the things which might be wrong.

 

I hope you will forgive advice from a newbie.

 

Best Wishes

 

XX N

 

PS I spent a rainy morning reading your funny stories a few weeks ago - they cheered me up - thanks:thumb_yello:

 

hey, thanks for taking the time to reply!

 

My breathing seems to have gotten better as the day has progressed, I shall see what tomorrow brings. I think I have a phobia of doctors LOL. :roftl:

 

And I'm glad my stories cheered you up! Thankyou for reading them! x x x

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I agree with the others... could be asthma. Do you have a new pet in your life?

 

If it's low blood pressure, make sure to eat salt and drink at least 2L of liquids per day :wink2:

 

No new pets! Had these rabbits of ours for 7 years LOL.

And have more salt? Reeeeaaally?

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No new pets! Had these rabbits of ours for 7 years LOL.

And have more salt? Reeeeaaally?

 

Salt can affect blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure you should avoid it but with low blood pressure, you need to make sure you eat some.

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Salt can affect blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure you should avoid it but with low blood pressure, you need to make sure you eat some.

 

Ah, that *could* be it. I don't have it on my chips *french fries* and I never really have it on my food. I guess the only time I have salt is if a little bit has been put in a saucepan ready to cook something. I used to have salt'n'vinegar crisps *potato chips* everyday when I was at school but stopped because I ate them so much I went off them.

 

Thanks for the info!

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I've had it before randomly, lasting between a few minutes and maybe an hour, but this is the longest it's lasted.

Usually it would happen if I'm in bed asleep, then get a text which will wake me up and make me jump, or when I yawn. I sometimes got it whilst on my period, but not always.

 

I could go for weeks/months without getting it, so always saw it as a passing phase, but now I'm wondering what it is.

 

I've ruled it out to two things:

Asthma

Low Blood Pressure

 

I don't feel any difficulties breathing exactly, I mean, I can do it obviously, but I feel as though I can't breathe as deeply/exhale as I should. I feel it in my wind pipe most. It just feels a bit constricted? I can't really describe it.

I also sometimes feel a bit lightheaded.

I try and breathe as normally as I can with a good, steady rhythm, but it doesn't make it go away.

 

If it's Asthma it's come on suddenly as I've never had it before and it never happens after I excersize, just randomly. Both my sisters had it when they were younger though.

 

It could be asthma. I have asthma and I've never had an...don't know how to say it...asthma attack ??:bleh:. When you can't breathe. It's mainly what you said. And it takes ages for me to breathe normally after run up stairs, do exercise, etc.

I also feel lightheaded when when I cough too much, and I feel like without oxygen.

 

I don't think it's low BP because I also have low BP, and so does my mom, and a friend of mine. My mom and I usually know when we have low BP and we do something *eat salt* to avoid any problem. But my friend, usually, throws up, faints, sweats, etc.

 

I hope you understand what I mean.:bleh:.

 

Anyway, you should go to see a doctor.:bleh:.

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It could be asthma. I have asthma and I've never had an...don't know how to say it...asthma attack ??:bleh:. When you can't breathe. It's mainly what you said. And it takes ages for me to breathe normally after run up stairs, do exercise, etc.

I also feel lightheaded when when I cough too much, and I feel like without oxygen.

 

I don't think it's low BP because I also have low BP, and so does my mom, and a friend of mine. My mom and I usually know when we have low BP and we do something *eat salt* to avoid any problem. But my friend, usually, throws up, faints, sweats, etc.

 

I hope you understand what I mean.:bleh:.

 

Anyway, you should go to see a doctor.:bleh:.

 

 

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

 

It could be this, because I have this, it's not that, because I have that and I know what it's like....BUT DON'T LISTEN TO ME, GO SEE A DOCTOR!!

 

:roftl:

 

MAYBE IT'S BOTH!!! lol :naughty:

 

thanks for your info!

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

 

It could be this, because I have this, it's not that, because I have that and I know what it's like....BUT DON'T LISTEN TO ME, GO SEE A DOCTOR!!

 

:roftl:

 

MAYBE IT'S BOTH!!! lol :naughty:

 

thanks for your info!

 

:roftl:.

You should see my mom, she has everything.:bleh:.

You're welcome.:bleh:.

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Salt can affect blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure you should avoid it but with low blood pressure, you need to make sure you eat some.

 

I was gonna say the same, but I guess you're in a better position to give tips like that :bleh:

I have had problems with low blood pressure for years and eating more salted stuff and chocolate has always helped. also doing exercice on a regular basis was very effective

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I was gonna say the same, but I guess you're in a better position to give tips like that :bleh:

I have had problems with low blood pressure for years and eating more salted stuff and chocolate has always helped. also doing exercice on a regular basis was very effective

 

but i think i was having this problem even when having a disgusting amount of chocolate a day :blink: lol XD

 

although like i say, in the past it wasn't regular, just once every few months. maybe i should just eat more salt.

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but i think i was having this problem even when having a disgusting amount of chocolate a day :blink: lol XD

 

although like i say, in the past it wasn't regular, just once every few months. maybe i should just eat more salt.

 

yup try that :wink2:

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Myabe you could be having a mild panic attack? Sometimes it doesn't feel like "panic" per se, but more like, Gosh what is happening to my breathing???

 

Then the more you focus on the breathing, the more it seems weird.

 

All kinds of things can trigger this, and all kinds of symptoms seem possible too.

 

But asking the doctor is of course better than those of us unqualified.:wub2:

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Myabe you could be having a mild panic attack? Sometimes it doesn't feel like "panic" per se, but more like, Gosh what is happening to my breathing???

 

Then the more you focus on the breathing, the more it seems weird.

 

All kinds of things can trigger this, and all kinds of symptoms seem possible too.

 

But asking the doctor is of course better than those of us unqualified.:wub2:

 

i thought about that also, so I always try to take my mind off it.

 

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