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I experienced an episode at work i felt hot dizzy

I experienced an episode at work i felt hot dizzy and my heart was beating fast i thought i was doing to pass out. I work at walmart in a deli, and it is very fast passes job. People are telling me it could be anxiety, blood pressure, or thyroid issues. What is your opinion?
Tue, 29 May 2018
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