Jaye Adams wrote:I have yr same symptoms with the addition of a hot flash, diaphragm tightens so difficult to breathe, and palpitations. They last 2 -10 min. Recently they are back to back. Having one now. Like every 20 min. I have a bad tooth abscess and its about to storm.. so Its really bad. Please help..they are as scary as they are debilitating.
Called EMS EKG good BP 120/73, O2 93% so I dont know and they dont either.
Welcome to Permies, Jaye! and thank you for sharing your experience. I'm sorry that your symptoms are so alarming, sounds almost like a panic attack.
I have what I call "floppy heart" or random palpitations. When I wake up from a nap, someone knocks on the door, I was breathing funny, laid on my back for too long, breathe out just right, too much coffee or ephedra and my heart goes all floppy with palpitations. It runs in my family so I was aware of it early on, and doctors have mentioned that it is probably "sinus arrhythmia", which is changes of heart rate when breathing in and/or out and isn't too serious. It's also the kind of thing that never shows up for the doctor. One thing they sometimes do is give the patient a portable ekg to wear for 24 hours to see if they can catch it. It may be worth asking your regular doctor about it if these symptoms are interfering with your daily life.
If I didn't know what it was, it would be very scary. I would think my heart is about to give out, and I'm sure my diaphragm would tighten from the anxiety. To kind of reset my heart, I hold my breath for about ten seconds and then breathe out all the way for 8-10 seconds. That seems to work for me most of the time, sometimes it takes a few repetitions.
Another detailed thread about physical effects of barometric pressure: https://permies.com/t/130152/Understanding-Weather-Effects-Physical-Mental
Your blood pressure is as low as mine. Sometimes I get a palpitation just from standing up if my pressure is low that day. The body struggles to readjust to the change in height of the heart relative to the rest of the circulatory system and triggers faster heartbeat to try and catch up the blood to the brain. My eyes also grey out for a couple seconds. If this sounds familiar, you may look into POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).
A thread about treating low blood pressure: https://permies.com/t/119696/kitchen/treating-blood-pressure
Combined with an abscess, that sounds very stressful! Hope the storm passes and you feel better soon!
This thread might be helpful to you, it's about all kinds of ways to treat tooth pain at home while you wait for an appointment: