I have no real choice but to adjust to my problem.
You can't adjust to passing out and to a heart arrhythmia
My mother felt it had something to do with my heart also, but I haven't had any tests done for about 3 years.
I've had these symptoms and other symptoms of poor blood flow, especially when I exercise. My joints turn red and I get red vein-looking lines on my thighs especially. I can get sick to my stomach when I jog or ride bike. I've been told that everything is okay and nothing is wrong by a couple doctors also. I took it as low endurance at first, but I have done endurance running [about 2 hours straight a day] when I was in track and field. I know I'm not out of shape.
The nausea is from bloodflow being cut off to your stomach and digestive tract. If you're at rest and stand up or climb stairs after being still, you'll probably be lightheaded? Possibly not every time but many times, right?
How about when you do a lot of exercise regardless of the heat or your hydration level? you get the symptoms, don't you? Rubber legs, clammy skin...nausea...lightheadedness? Last for 45 mins sometimes..maybe longer?
I likewise ran for 2 hours and at another occasion biked for 6 hrs with brief stops. This is not an issue of athletic endurance as it is about a sudden demand of blood-flow in the cardiac system, which gets obstructed.
My doctor had prescribed me to gain weight also, but it didn't change my symptoms. I'm of very small stature. I've always been underweight, but none of my doctors have felt it was an extreme problem other than one. I'm not anorexic or bulimic (spelling?). I eat complete meals. I love fruits, meats [I know for a fact that I do eat more protein than is recommended], and pastas. I used to take vitamins on a daily basis, but have been out of that schedule for a little bit. I will admit I'm not a large vegetable person, but I eat as many vegetables as I can stand with every meal.
I am aware of athletic training. I'm not sure if you are familiar with P90X? My mother began it and I did with her to support her. I did for about a month and I gained muscle mass and ate more, but I lost weight so I quit. I haven't done it for about two months now. It didn't affect the frequency of my symptoms, so it leads me to believe I am not over-exercising.
The longer you keep from getting this diagnosed the more dangerous situation you're in, Please ask your mom to read this. I'll be glad to help with info however I can.
Thank you very much, Ragman. With money as it is right now, and my healthcare, any doctor is really out of the question though. When my healthcare is back in the running, I'll push my mother about getting my heart checked more thoroughly. I really appriciate the warning, concern, and the advice.
I have been prone to panic attacks, which I have been admitted to the ER for. My panic attacks are accompanied with extreme stress, dread, anxiousness, etc. They also last much, much longer and I have medicine to reduce my symptoms. The first time I had vision loss and a racing heart, I took my medicine because I, too, thought a panic attack was occuring. It wasn't. My vision loss does not follow strong emotions.
My symptoms mirror hyperventilation, but I've only hyperventilated once and I had different symptoms with it that I don't get along with these symptoms. My fingers tingled, I couldn't sit up because of such a severe stomach ache, I was unaware of my surroundings, and I couldn't think well enough to formulate a reply to anything. My vision loss isn't like that. I can think perfectly fine and my fingers don't tingle no matter how severe my episode has been.