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post #11 of 20 Old 03-06-2011, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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I agree with Alex, this sounds more serious than just forgetting to breathe when you ride. I do that all the time and the worst thing that happens is I feel a little light-headed or get a side ache.

The symptoms you are having are NOT normal. Let us know how the appointment goes!


Thanks, I will definitely let ya'll know how the appointment went. I hope it's nothing serious. What scares the crap out of me is that my family has a history of heart problems



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Just to be safe, I wouldn't ride (or just ride lightly) until you have an ok from a Dr, there is no reason to go dying on us or anything :)

No, hell no, I ain't going anywhere for a long time. I think not riding sounds good to me right now. My fiance actually mentioned that when he had to come pick me up. :(
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Beau,

Remembering what you went through a week or so ago, with the TSS possible scare, I think you really need a complete physical. Full bloodwork, urine analysis and if the Dr. Feels like it, maybe an EKG if you continue to have chest pain.

Now, chest pain CAN be heartburn, from stomach acids goin back up the esophogus, and it has frequently been confused with a heart attack, but it usually isn't unbearable pain, even though it's strong pain.

If what's going on is something like a panic attack, well I don't know what to do about that. As for forgetting to breathe, try singing outloud. Loudly, so that you must breath. Try Opera like loud.
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Beau,

Remembering what you went through a week or so ago, with the TSS possible scare, I think you really need a complete physical. Full bloodwork, urine analysis and if the Dr. Feels like it, maybe an EKG if you continue to have chest pain.

Now, chest pain CAN be heartburn, from stomach acids goin back up the esophogus, and it has frequently been confused with a heart attack, but it usually isn't unbearable pain, even though it's strong pain.

If what's going on is something like a panic attack, well I don't know what to do about that. As for forgetting to breathe, try singing outloud. Loudly, so that you must breath. Try Opera like loud.


You know, I am wondering if what has been going on with the riding has anything to do with that scare I had. I am going to get the whole complete physical, bloodwork, urine, & I'm going to try to get them to send me out for a EKG too.

I can only hope it's heartburn & not anything that has to do with my heart because, if it has anything to do with my heart than I'll have a heart attack. I'm serious.

I have anxiety attacks & panic attacks sometimes & I'm supposed to take medication for it every morning but, I don't because, they make me extremely tired & than I sleep longer than usual & sleep most of the day, which conflicts with work schedule & well yeah. They are also for depression {which I haven't had in a long time } thank god!.

I will most definitely try the Opera. I always used to like the Phantom Of The Opera. It was one of my favorite Opera's ever!.




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Beau, the other thing you need to realize is your just getting over being sick. You need to be careful and make sure your all the way healed before doing any riding or work. Take care of yourself and get better. Let's just hope its nothing more serious than just recovery.
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You are right mbender but, when I was sick it was more of a stomach thing than chest. I really don't think stomach pains can cause chest pains & the cramping definitely wasn't my stomach hurting.

I never had my appendix taken out & that side of my stomach has been bothering me lately which, makes me kind of wonder if it could have something to do with that?.

Way, to many weird things going on with my body that shouldn't be i'm way to young! :(
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I had chest pain like that when I was in 4th grade, it would be sudden and hurt so bad I could barely move. I had an EKG done and everything was normal so they decided it was a muscle thing which never made any sense to me but it could be the same thing with you! I hope everything works out well. Do you ever have chest pain when you're doing any other sort of exercise?
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No, I never get any chest pain while doing anything else. It's just been while riding lately & I have no idea why
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You will go to the doctor for a physical and if he thinks it in necessary he will send you to a cardiologist. The cardiologist is the one who will do stress tests, determine if an ekg is necessary or if you need to have an ultrasound of your heart. I have very serious heart problems.... no pain, well a little now as I am getting worse. Light headed and short of breath.

Good luck to you... it is hard living with heart problems. I have aortic valve stenosis and pulmonary hypertension.
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OP, I got a "Woman's World" March issue today, & I don't know if you're familiar with the mag, but they have lots of health blurbs. Well, there was one about how shallow breathing is better for anxiety - recent findings! Naturally I thought of the advice to breathe deeply that I'd just given you! So wanted to tell you! Perhaps you can access WW online, & it's commonly at the drugstore/supermarket.
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Thanks everyone. I saw my doctor today and they ran an EKG which didn't come back all that well so, they are sending me to a cardiologist to do a stress test and to montior my heart rate. :(
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