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The last few days I have been feeling jittery, shortness of breath and fatigue after eating or any type of minor exercise or labor (carrying groceries, washing dishers). My job and homelife (have a 2 yr odl) are extremely stressful. I just did an EKG, a treadmill stress test and all kinds of blood work after my brother just died at 43, supposedly of heart disease. All my tests came out normal. I have slight weight gain that my doctors calls metabolic syndrome and am insulin resistant on a minor scale. I just bought a home BP monitor after the strange and weird feelings and shortness of breath to see if that is it. My systolic is averaging in 130-140 range and my diastolic is always normal. I am 42.

Anybody have any ideas what could be causing this and what I can do to help myself feel better? I swim laps 3 times a week, so I do exercise. Am I just really stressed out?
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replied July 20th, 2011
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum

Your symptoms could be suggestive of stress and anxiety.Since all the tests and reports are normal it is a good sign.The Blood pressure keeps on fluctuating throughout the day and slight variation is fine.
Take rest for few days.
Avoid stress and have adequate sleep.
Have proper meals and avoid smoking and alcohol.
You can take a Multivitamin tablet once daily for few months.
If the symptoms are bothersome consider visiting a Physician for evaluation.

Take Care!


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