Hey all, my first post....Just looking for some help.
First my background, I'm a 27 year old computer repair guy. I'm 5'10 155lbs. I am a couch potato but in the past 3 months or so I have been lifting weights and riding bike for an hour alternating every other day or so. My only known medical condition is a heart murmur.
My issue is a few months back I would get these "dizzy" spells that would last a few hours some days I wouldn't feel right all day. It was a dizzy, off, weird feeling. Almost like I might faint, but I never felt like I was going to faint. Its hard to describe. Every now and then I get a sharp pain in my chest to, very pinpointed. I can press the area with my fingertip. I also have gotten pressure in my chest that after I have for a while I pop a aspirin or 2 and it seems to make it go away. Not sure if those are angina kinda pains or if it could just be muscle which I hope....
So I went to the doc several times and seen a cardio doc as well. They put me through a bunch of stuff, let me try to remember all. Blood tests, chest xray, ekg, portable heart rate monitor for 2 weeks, I think thats it.
Then I went to see a nero doc, he checked everything out and thought it could be a pinched nerve or I forget exactly what.... But he sent me to get a cervical pillow and physical therapy.
The Physical therapist checked me over and thought it could be something getting pinched or narrowed due to my poor posture. He suggested I do some neck stretches and excessive and use the cervical pillow.
I seemed to kinda get better after doing this stuff, but the symptoms return. I try to correct my posture all the time and stretch my neck but it don't seem to be going away again. So I don't really think that it is the issue.
I have been monitoring my blood pressure the past few days, the top number seems to fluctuate between 115 and 126. The bottom 68-78
My pulse is always reading in the mid to upper 50's. Which I think could be low? I'm haven't always been very active, like I said I'm a couch potato. Just the past few months is when I started biking and lifting weights, so I don't know about my pulse. When I was with one of the doctors she did say that I lost a beat when she raised my arm in the arm which she says shouldn't happen. But she also kind of disregarded that.
A few days ago I was feeling really bad and my blood pressure was 140/88 pulse 80 another time it was 141/80 pulse 116. In which those times I think I was driving, so I wasn't active or anything. I just took some Tylenol and rested and felt better after a while.
Also a little info about my diet, I live alone and I'm single. So I do eat a lot of premade foods. I never use extra salt, and I always try my best to buy things with lower sodium. I also try to eat a banana just about every single day. I'm on the road a lot so I do snack on cereal bars, nut bars, chips, that kinda stuff. I try to eat wheat bread, I barely eat red meat unless I grab a burger at a fast food joint which isn't often. I eat a lot of chicken, drink green tea.
More info, I drink 2-3 beers at the most a week mostly not even that. I smoke off and on 2-4 smokes a day. Right now I haven't for 2 weeks or so.
Any help I would really appreciate, I thank you very much ahead of time. I tried to include as much info as I can to help you help me. Please give me some clues to look for or things I can try to help.
Another bit of quick info, I don't have any allergies that I know of. I don't take ANY meds, and I try my best not to take any kind of meds for anything. I don't get sick to often other than this feeling. Maybe once every 3 years I might get ill other than some sinus issues once a year.
Could any of these symptoms be related to maybe pinched nerves in my neck maybe?
I forget if I mentioned, but every once in a while my right cheek will get a very slight numbness. Just enough that I recognize it, not paralyzed in any way. And only my check, nothing else. Also they did do a echo on my heart as well. And I think there was something they looked at in my neck, which is why I went to see the nero and then to physical therapy.