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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm a 46 year old female. I was grocery shopping and started experiencing what felt like my heart jumping around in my chest. It last a good 15 minutes and during this time I was experiencing some very lightheadedness, I just wanted to sit down. You should know I have been diagnosed in the past with vasovagal syncope and use to have panic attacks. This was not neither of those mentioned. Do I need to go the ER to get checked out or is it something that should be mentioned to my doctor? Thanks!
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hi
User :   Do i need to retype my complaint?
Doctor :   Do you have High BP , Diabetes or high cholesterol ?
Doctor :   No , i have read your post
User :   Untreated high chloesterol
User :   had problems with meds
Doctor :   Ok, may i know the values of last cholesterol test ?
User :   not sure but was above normal to the point of my DR wanting me on meds
Doctor :   ok, Are you on any medications for any other illness ?
User :   yes, provigil for narcolepsy and I was on inderol but have weaned off of it becuase the two meds where causing my sugar levels to rise
Doctor :   How long were you on Inderol ? and for what reason you were put on it ?-
User :   For many years, I use to get bad headaches and so I was put on that for the headaches and was told it would help a lottle with the low blood pressure
Doctor :   Inderol could be one drug which can cause such a side effect , when did you stop inderol ?
User :   was on 200 mg and weaned off over a 4 month period, cutting doses to nothing over time, last dose was about 3 weeks ago
Doctor :   Did you ever have similar episode during the drug usage ?
User :   One time I ran out of them when I was taking 200 mg not knowing what would happen, I was so sick, called my doctore and he told me this was one med you can't just stop taking. This is why we took a long time to come off of it.
Doctor :   there are chance of getting such sideffects on withdrawing the drug
User :   But no, while taking it I never experienced the heart flopping around
Doctor :   i attribute Inderol being the cause for the palpitation here
User :   ok, so no worries?
Doctor :   Well its not dangerous ,i would suggest you to get a ECG , to be on safer side.
User :   today or in the future?
Doctor :   I would say if any other episode of such palpitation
Doctor :   you may have to get an ECG for sure
User :   ok, thank you for your time!
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thank for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
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