Question right before christmas I went to the doctor as my heart was racing and I felt a tightness in my chest. I could stand to lose a few lbs, don't smoke and work out regularly. He thought it might be exhaustion and stress and put me on a bp med for 2 weeks. Last week I went to the er having a hard time breathing, racing heart, shakes, and nausea. They said I had vertigo and gave me some meds that put me to sleep for a long time. Anyway - I was doing better and in my follow up doc said I should not take the bp meds as my signals were probably straightened out but if something happened we'd do a treadmill. All was good until yesterday when I got the shakes that passed after 35 min. I have been fine but nervous. I had a d&c in april but they found nothing. I have had heavy bleeding for the past 3 years so I stopped taking the pill on dr advice to "start over". Any chance any of you have had similar problems and give me a clue? Drs are so expensive and I can't seem to get anything fixed and this "sit and wait" is interrupting my life.
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replied February 22nd, 2004
Vertigo
It does not sound like you have vertigo. I would get another doc. I have vertigo and its nothing like you explained. I get light headed, dizzy, the felling of falling, sick feeling and so on. It will last up to 6 hours a day or more.
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replied February 23rd, 2004
Vertigo
Hi,

i totally agree with gator54. I don't think you have vertigo. Vertigo will affect your balance, you have tremendous headaches, you want to pass out and black out, you're nauseated and so on. It's a virus in the inner ear (from what I was told) and you basically have to let it run its course. As it is viral, antibiotics won't help. You need a lot of pain medication.

Get a second opinion.

Good luck,

renee
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