User Profile
I have a long history which includes lupus, factor v leiden, pacemaker, strokes, pulmonary embolisms. For the past few days I have had a strange new physical issue. I get a burst of energy for about 5 mins or so, and the suddenly I cannot stay awake. Right before this happens I experience some chest pain, and a burning sensation in one small spot on the top of my head with a headache but nothing severe. I had an ablation approx 6 months ago and during that procedure the Dr. found some abnormalities which she removed. She is not sure she got everything, but I have a pap this month to check status. Could that have something to do with these strange new symptoms or what could be causing this? My blood pressure when this happens drops to around 100/52. I sleep for a little while and then wake up with more energy, but then it happens all over again within a short period of time. It is really strange, any ideas?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied April 12th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A11204
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

In view of the symptoms described by you, I don’t think they have got anything to do with an abnormal pap smear etc.

Moreover, the symptoms mentioned if last only for a few minutes, are also not worrying. This burst of energy can be due to increased pumping of the heart.

Maybe, you can get your pacemaker checked if everything is going on fine. Getting the heart functions evaluated by an echocardiography will also help in reassuring that everything’s fine.

Anyhow, I don’t think it’s anything serious. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Womens Conditions , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.