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Forum Name: Chest symptoms
|Thewhitedre2001 - Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:54 pm||
I am a 21 year old male. About four days ago I smoked some marijuana in the same fashion I have for almost 7 years. After smoking my heart began to race and I got lightheaded and disoriented (this has never happened before.) My increased heart rate lasted until I went to bed. Since than I have had this nagging discormfort in the left side of my chest. Sometimes it goes from a dull pain to only what I can desicribe as butterflies in my chest. I have smoked a pack of cigs every two days for the last four years. I've also done cocaine twice in the past year (the only times in my life) I have recently quit all smoking practices since my symptons have started. I have astmha and use albuterol when needed. I was previously diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia two years ago and have been on pepcid since. Last night I went to the doctors and my heart rate, and blood pressure were normal.. Basically this is driving me absolutely insane.. When I am active or working out I don't I feel a thing.. but when I rest it is extremely annoying. I go to bed and wake up with this akward feeling. I have no history of anxiety either. WHAT CAN THIS BE?!?!?
|Young_Aussie - Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:37 am||
I used to smoke alot of pot when I was younger and stopped because I used to get heart races when I used to smoke too. I think you had a panic attack bought on by smoking..... it used to happen to me all the time until I finally stopped smoking it.
Google 'panic attack' and 'chronic hyperventilation', maybe this will help. If you think these could explain your symptoms, mention them to your doctor.
btw I'm not a doctor... just wanted to reply to your post as I've been in your situation and want to help.
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