Has anyone ever got light heading very quickly and started to sweat alot and then it takes awhile to recover 



by AgentX86 - 2018-09-07 23:05:33

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.

Possible 'Cardiac event'? Get checked out quickly

by LondonAndy - 2018-09-08 06:55:55

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.

Possibly Angina....

by BOBTHOM - 2018-09-08 09:54:42

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 vote with Andy.

by donr - 2018-09-09 02:30:29

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. 



by YiaYia - 2018-09-13 13:32:58

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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