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Weird tightness in chest/heartbeat?

I used to have fainting spells because of low blood pressure and thick blood. I essentially dropped dead from it because my blood became to thick to pump. The doc pretty much told me to drink lots of water. I haven t been doing so well at that lately, and then today off and on I have been experiencing this weird, almost indescribable feeling in my chest...It feels like a tightening in tune with me heartbeat, and it then unfurls slowly. It does this at regular intervals, starting around 2 pm. Then it stopped and started back up just a few minutes ago. Oh, I am also pretty excited right now, maybe anxious, because I will be meeting my boyfriend on Sunday (military/long distance thing). If that has any baring on it.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Well sounds like you are dehydrated and maybe having a little anxiety attack. Being dehydrated can cause you to have low blood volume and can sometimes make you dizzy when you go from sitting to standing too quickly. Being dehydrated can also have you to have heart paplipations, especially under periods of stress. I would say drink some nice relaxing decaf tea and do some light stretching to relax. If that tightness becomes pain and you are having difficulty breathing, you start sweating or vomiting, then get medical attention.
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