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I'm close to death everyday?

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posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by americandingbat

That link you posted isn't working

posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by aleon1018

thanks. It's fixed now

posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 08:25 PM
The eclipsing of your vision is one of the main symptoms of a certain type of seizure common in epilepsy. Please seriously consider this and find a doctor who will look into it.

Do you ever have phantom smells? Almonds? Oranges?

Also migraine can manifest in the eclipse of vision/tunnel vision. It may be possible to treat your symptoms with migraine meds, which incidentally are also the same meds often used to treat seizures these days.

posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 09:16 PM

Originally posted by americandingbat
Because you have palpitations (the heart missing a beat feeling) I'm more inclined to think it's cardiac/circulatory. But I'm no doctor

Did you see my post above? If you haven't seen a specialist, I think you should request a referral to a cardiologist.

And if you've seen a cardiologist, you might want to ask him what he thinks of referring you to an electrophysiologist (specialist in the electrical pathways in the heart, and in arrhythmias).

I tend to lean towards americandingbat's statement, my brother was found to have atrial fibrillation (a cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm) due to this he was not getting enough oxygen to his brain and had blackouts like you describe.

At 32 years old this had never been diagnosed in him, and only after turning blue at work and after having multiple blackouts, and feeling his heart slow and skip beats did he go to the emergency room and get properly diagnosed. Doctors it seems can very often overlook this and not even notice it.

It is extremely dangerous to have this and not know or not seek medical help, for my brother all it took was a pill and he is now doing better. He complains of fatigue and a little disorientation sometimes but that's alot better than having the chance of dying. Do yourself and your family a big favor and go get checked, it's better to be safe than sorry.

posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 09:17 PM

Originally posted by americandingbat
It really sounds like premature ventricular contractions, which are common and can be brought on by a number of things including sodium and potassium imbalances and stimulant use.

But I don't think most people get the faintness (presyncope) with it, which is why I think it still needs checking out.

edit: thanks aleon for letting me know about the broken link. Should be better now

[edit on 12/7/08 by americandingbat]

I'm sorta glad I checked that site
It does make sense for some of my symptoms. I have had a stress test before and wore the halter monitor for one day or whatever.

But they didn't say anything was wrong. Soooo, I guess it's still all in my head, like I said to my dad when he told us he had brain cancer.

My cousin has MS and two of my kids are on anti-seizure meds. Unfortunately, the doctor treats me like a hypochondriac that would read into too much on the internet.

(adding one more link to my list though..I made one for my doctor once with my symptoms and they increased my cuckoo meds

I did also suspect I had a sensitivity to salicylates.

Elimination diets can be helpful...sometimes. Eliminating stress like familiy helps long as it doesn't put me in jail.

posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by aleon1018

The reason I was pretty sure is that I get the same thing, but only when I first stand up.

My blood pressure drops, my heart thumps, my vision goes dark starting from the sides, my ears ring, the whole nine yards. A "head rush" like most people get sometimes, but multiplied by ten. If my blood sugar or electrolyte levels are way off, or I'm just really really tired, I have to sit back down fast or I'll drop (which is embarrassing if it happens in public, believe me.)

If they've done the stress test and Holter monitor, then you're probably fine. It makes sense to try and figure out what things trigger it for you (too much caffeine like your doc said maybe, but also maybe salicylates, high fructose corn syrup, the list goes on and on).


Edit: It might help if you phrase your question to your doctor differently. Instead of just asking what's wrong, try saying something like "I understand I don't need to be concerned about this, but it would be reassuring to me to know exactly what's happening."

I think sometimes doctors think they're doing us a favor by just saying "it's okay" and not bothering us with the details of what "it" is. Maybe that's true for some people, but for me, if I'm blacking out every time I stand up, I don't just want to know that I'm not going to die from it; I want to know why it's happening.

If you can somehow make your doctor understand that the reason that you are asking advice from anonymous strangers on the internet is that you need more information to be reassured, maybe he'll step up to the plate and explain it to you.

[edit on 12/8/08 by americandingbat]

posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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The stress test was a few years ago. I've made some changes in my diet habits, but I know it's not enough. Food metabolism seems to be a big part of the problem. Yogurt seems to have helped a lot. I buy the quart non fat size which is cheaper and I mix it with real maple syrup and lemon juice.....I used to be lactose intolerant, but seems I can't eat lentals without getting heartburn. Calcium chloride in canned goods is another problem.
I've noticed feeling better since eating more red meat also. (anemia?)One site mentions cancer growths need iron? scary. I've checked some cancer diets and about blood PH factor.

I was about six months ago freaking out about my fingernails, especially them turning white and painful. I looked up a few sites and they didn't always say the same things.

It's been a slow education on the internet looking up symptoms though. The fingernail sites weren't as good as I thought. But it did give me something to focus on. Shriveled fingertips mouth color, possible anemia etc. It reminded me too much of my father's condition when he was dying.
The one thing about the nails I think I've figured out is metabolism and vertical nail ridges, which the one site said were normal, growth patterns, absence of fingernal moons. Older people supposedly lose theirs? Mine are gone.

I seem to recall having signed a living will or DNR several years ago just before I received SSDI. But I can't really trust these memories without paperwork or if I don't find out for sure either. I guess I need a lawyer now, besides a doctor. I need to do a thorough legal investigation.

I'm not off topic here am i?

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