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28 Mar 2010, 3:14 pm

I have been recently diagnosed, and am receiving allergy shots for multiple environmental allergies.
I have been recently diagnosed for having asthma.
I have been having recurrent "cluster" migraines that are extremely severe and last months at a time.
I recently went to the doctor and explained that I was raised in a neglectful house where my parents said I was lazy if I complained, thus I never complained. I told the doctor how I have never been able to participate in sports in that running 10 feet makes my chest hurt like lightning bolts are shooting through it.
The doctor told me to make appointments with a pulminologist and a cardiologist.
My I was just sitting in my daughters room having a tea party when I began to feel faint/dizzy/really bad. (I feel like this a lot. I can no longer do any of my chores. It's why I'm on WP so much) My husband told me to go lie down. After 10 minutes I took my pulse and it was 106 beats per minute.
Do I have a heart condition?
Is it possible that, as whatever is wrong with me has probably been wrong with me since I was a child I have let it go too long and I'm possibly terminally ill?



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28 Mar 2010, 4:32 pm

PenguinMom wrote:
I have been recently diagnosed, and am receiving allergy shots for multiple environmental allergies.
I have been recently diagnosed for having asthma.
I have been having recurrent "cluster" migraines that are extremely severe and last months at a time.
I recently went to the doctor and explained that I was raised in a neglectful house where my parents said I was lazy if I complained, thus I never complained. I told the doctor how I have never been able to participate in sports in that running 10 feet makes my chest hurt like lightning bolts are shooting through it.
The doctor told me to make appointments with a pulminologist and a cardiologist.
My I was just sitting in my daughters room having a tea party when I began to feel faint/dizzy/really bad. (I feel like this a lot. I can no longer do any of my chores. It's why I'm on WP so much) My husband told me to go lie down. After 10 minutes I took my pulse and it was 106 beats per minute.
Do I have a heart condition?
Is it possible that, as whatever is wrong with me has probably been wrong with me since I was a child I have let it go too long and I'm possibly terminally ill?


Honestly, it doesn't sound like you are terminally ill. If you have had these symptoms from childhood, have you considered you may have an anxiety disorder? The dizzy/ faint spells and racing heart also sound a bit like a panic attack.

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/general ... sorder.htm

http://www.medicinenet.com/panic_disorder/article.htm

That said, your doctor's right; get the tests done to rule out any underlying physical causes. You may possibly have high blood pressure or CHD; which can sometimes cause these symptoms too. A lot of people have relatively minor problems like these, and the treatments are very effective so even if it does turn out to be something along these lines, don't panic :)



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30 Mar 2010, 2:34 pm

you wont know if you have any sort of heart condition untill you get tested for that. No one here would be able to know.
In know way is anything you said, or the combination of them all, "termanally ill"

Allergies and asthma are very common. I would get your house tested asap! Get the air quality and tested for molds, etc. The reason is because a majority of people who have the allergy+asthma combination have poor air quality in there house that causes it, and can be cured by fixing the issues.

The migraines could be caued by that also, or could be caued by many different things.
The "lightning bolts" in your chest when you run is most likely a combination of your heart and lungs, but more your lungs. It is most likely a combination of the asthma and being out of shape. It is totally normal to feel that if you are really out of shape and start to exercise. Inorder to avoid it, you need to slowly work your way up to that. Start with stuff like fast walks around the block, etc, and go light and build up to running if you are that out of shape and have asthma.

The "faint/dizzy" is called "syncope", and is also very common and no reason to panic. Now, if you are having asthma symptoms or had a asthma attack just recently and feeling faint or dizzy, then get to the ER right away, but if the faint dizzy feeling is not in combination with asthma symptoms, then there is no reason to panic!

Get your heart tested, lungs tested, and make sure to get your house tested, but there is no reason to panic and think that your going to die. Most likely you will find out that it is air quality in your house, or something minor that is causing most of your symptoms