Has anyone ever got light heading very quickly and started to sweat alot and then it takes awhile to recover
I ended up with a pacemaker, though I have no idea what exactly was causing this. I got the pacemaker because of long pauses but I didn't notice any pauses when that happened. I tried to correlate it with something that was happening at the time and I could never make sense of them. I only noticed one pause (the rest were during sleep) and it was a definite "what the f**k do I do now" moment. I may have had something like it since the PM but if it was the same thing it was really mild.
I hope not, but I had similar symptoms plus feeling nauseus, when I was waiting for aortic stenosis to be treated by having my heart valve replaced. Frankly I thought I was having a heart attack, but fortunately not: the emergency people described it as a "cardiac event". Worth getting checked.
I did not have a pacemaker at the time - that came as a result of surgical complication when they did the valve.
It could be angina attacks. Feels almost like a heart attack only not as severe and you recover after a few minutes. Of course everyone feels it differently and you should get it checked out by your cardiologist to make sure it's nothing worse. To deal with it, for me, I use what is called vagal manuevers, a form of self chest compression using coughing. I also make sure to stretch my arms, basically anything to change the heart rythm and force it back into a stable beat.
I had similaar symptoms. went to ER. No Heart attack - but they kept me overnight in Er - next AM BANG! It happened. W/i minutes I was being treated. Obviously I survived.
your symptoms sound like mine pre pacemaker. When I wore the Holter monitor, it showed how many pauses I was having. I also felt hot, sweaty, and after fainting it took a long time to recover.
get a pacemaker
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You have a little piece of high-tech in your chest.
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