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Body pain, racing heartbeat and breathing difficulty after talking. Is this due to protein deficiency?

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Dr. Srikanth Reddy

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Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: my boyfriend has the strangest sypmtoms..after talking..he is in physical body pain, heart racing..feeling of not enough oxygen in blood. Has to consume lots of protein to feel better...says it feels like blood sugar is low..but after protein..feels better....seems to be getting worse..he says he has learned it has to be like a protein shake with a carb. He feels hopeless. We were just on the phone and he was fine..all of the sudden..hard to breathe, heart racing, total body pain..he says he is just focusing on taking XXXXXXX breaths..we really need answers..this isnt only when talking necessarily but expending any kind of energy.
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Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 2 hours later
Hello,
The problem that you are describing about your boyfriend cannot occur cause of protein deficiency. Protein deficiency does lead to health problems, but not this acute which resolve so fast after taking proteins.
I would like to know following facts before I can proceed with your question:
1) How long does this last?
2) What happens if there are no proteins around?
3)Does it ever self resolve?
4) Does it start with palpitations and anxious for bonding?
5) Is your boyfriend a generally anxious person?
6) What are the thoughts that are going on in his mind while he has these episodes.?
7) How long has it been going?
8) Does it increase during periods of stress and how about when you are on say a vacation?

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Wish you a good health!

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