Hello, I am wondering if I have heart issues, last year for a few days I experienced heart fluttering, or i guess rapid heart rate, it felt like it would come through my chest....that seemed to happen when doing nothing stressfull, at night it would happen in bed, and seemed to go away when i lay on my right side. This symptom stopped, but over the past year I noticed when walking up hill, or carrying heavy objects I have to gasp for breath, my chest feels so tight when that happens. And my heart beats extremely fast during those times. My doctor seemed to blow it off, as well as telling me my blood pressure was high but didn't warrant meds.......I am 50 years old and female, I do smoke, and only about 15 lbs overweight. I also described to him that for at least 30 years I experienced light headedness occasionally, fainting (which seemed to correct when I ate something) and shakiness also corrected by eating or drinking oj. His response "well that sounds like diabetes, you don't want that" never did a blood test for sugar issues. One more symptom I have is frequent headaches......I am looking forward to any input on this, I am changing doctors to one who will take me more seriously and would like some advice on what questions I can ask that will get me the help or testing i need.......thanks in advance!View Thread
Thank you for your response, he did do a ton of blood tests, said cholesterol was borderline and no need for meds for that either...another strange symptom i get is sometimes i'll wake up suddenly after only sleeping a few minutes with a panicked or anxious feeling, very odd.View Thread
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