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Low blood pressure?

For the last hour and a half (since I started eating lunch) my heart has been racing and I feel like I can't catch my breath/take a deep breath. Is this low blood pressure? I've never had this haapen before! What to do?
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Re: Low blood pressure?

  • Panic Attack? THat is what it sounds like to me.

    I would say go to the doctor if it does not stop in the next few minutes.


  • If your heart is racing that would be high blood pressure.  Not sure what's going on there.  Hope you feel better!
  • Definitely sounds like high blood pressure to me. I had HB when I was pregnant with A. And the doctor had to put me on meds. I would call the doctor just to be safe.
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  • It's gotten better but hasn't stopped.  Don't know what I could be panicking about (except trying to figure out what to do with my life and 10 million other things Big Smile)

    Now about finding a doctor since I haven't been to one since I moved to MD 6 months ago...

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  • I have low blood pressure- I get light-headed and dizzy a lot, sometimes almost blacking out (seeing stars) but I haven't passed out from it ever.  Also my hands and feet are normally freezing.  That's what low BP is like.
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  • Ditto pp, sounds like a panic attack.

    I have low blood pressure and the same thing happens to me as Daisy.  A lot of times when I stand up I feel like Im going to black out.  Ive never actual blacked out but I start seeing stars. 

  • I've had the heart racing thing happen a few times when I've been really really dehydrated. It seems like worrying about it makes it worse, as well. I haven't had the breathing bit, though. Maybe you could go to an urgent care center if you don't have an established physician?
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