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Forum Name: Headaches
Question: Headache, Dizzy & Heart Problems
|abh1028 - Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:16 pm||
I am a 25 year old female who was diagnosed with Tachycardia when I was 14. I'm 5' 1" and I'm 121 lbs.
For the past 2 months I have been having headaches that are accompanied by dizzy spells, sensitivity to sound, very fatigue and not very good vision. My vision is weird when these headaches come on. I do work on the computer 8 hours a day and it gets to where I'm almost seeing double and chasing my words all over the place. I have never had an eye exam, so I'm thinking I should probably have one.
But I was wondering if all this could be related to my tachycardia? I am on Cardizem 30 mg. 3 x's daily (90 mg. per day). I haven't been to a doctor yet because I just moved from Louisiana to Arizona 7 months ago and I don't have insurance with my new job.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. ~Thak You~
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:06 pm||
Yes, it is possible that your symptoms are related. I would suggest seeing your doctor or cardiologist. Visual disturbance can be a sign of complications but could also be an independent problem so an eye exam might also be a good idea and perhaps this would be the first thing to try. Insurance benefits for vision are not typically that great and cost of an exam is usually reasonable so I would do that but still follow up with your doctor if the symptoms continue, get worse or you just sense that things aren't as they should be.
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