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Heat exhaustion. Hydrated self late. Why did I get dizzy, nauseated with high BP?

hello had a bad cause of heat exhaustion Saturday, I didn t hydrate properly before walking four laps on the tracks. About the end of the last lap, I noticed I was no longer sweating as in the first three. I had a bottle of coconut water to hydrate with and notice it was expired. i didn t want to dring it so I rove to the nearest store, started to feel really dizzy, shaking and could barely walk, felt as if I was going to blank out. Panicked, ran into the store dranked a 1/2 gal of gatorade felt much better (20-25 min later). Spent the rest of the day hydating and resting, Felt fine on Sunday. Monday, I felt fine until about 2hrs after waking. I started to feel dizzy ans nausea , felt like my breathing was being cut off, pulled over to a fire station, had BP taken, it was a little high 156/84. One hour later went to the emergency room with a high pulse rate and elevated BP 186/? Spent eight hours in emergency they ran every test possible, blood, cardio enzyme, chest x-rays, urine, ekg and everything was okay, my BP was good then bad, more back and forth. I did have indigestion was given a script for acid reflux . I do have a follow up with my doc on Tues. My question is I still have nausea not all the time but periodically throughout the day and my left hand feels a liitle weak periodic when the nausae comes about. My BP is 112/74,125/76, 140/84. My face does tingle every now and then with the other symptoms. I will be scheduled for a stress test also. Didi the heat exhaustion wake something up in my body, or is my body still trying to recover? I have no high blood history, not diabetic or any other major problems. I m 52yrs, female. I must let you know, I saw my PCP on the fifteenth, I checked out good except my BP was a little higher than nornal. I did just come off vaca from Vegas it was hot, alcohol, and a little sleep deprived. When my doc mentioned my pressure, I panicked and decided to start with an aggresive workout instead of starting slowly since I hadn t done anything in3-4 four months. My husband thinks I have anxiety/panic attacks thinking about my BP. I do take my BP 2-5 times a day Please advise.
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Your history suggests that anxiety and panic are the root cause of your problems.
Although there can be associated deficiencies,which might aggravate your symptoms.
These deficiencies could be of VIT D,calcium,VIT B 12, iron etc.
I would advise you to get tested for these as you feel tingling sensations occasionally.
As far as your blood pressure is concerned,it can be normalised by taking appropriate anti hypertensive medications.
I advise you to start doing yoga and deep breathing exercises which will have a calming effect on your nerves and take care of your anxieties.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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