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He felt anxious and his heart was beating really fast, are these stroke symtoms ?

like two days ago my boyfriend called me saying that he couldnt sleep because he felt anxious and his heart was beating really fast and his palms were sweating and he also told me that he felt like his eyes were about to roll to the back of his head and that his pupils would get big and small i told him that we should go to the hospital but he doesnt want to go! can there be something seriously wrong with him?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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I have the same problem. My doctor told me that it is a common condition among women, however some men can be affected as well. Basically it boils down to stress and anxiety. It also can have something to do with what you eat. Some foods, like spicy food, can raise your blood pressure as well as your heart rate, so keep this in mind. Your boyfriend should keep a diary of what he eats and he will start to see a pattern of when he has these occurances.
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