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Old 06-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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lightheaded, stiff gait,shortness of breath.

When I get up from a seated or lying position and start walking 3 or 4 feet I become lightheaded and my gait is off. I have never passed out from it or fallen over. It is like a wosh feeling in my head and my legs feel like jelly, especially my right leg,which move a little funny. I also find the there are times I feel shortness of breath. When I take a deep breath I find the lightheaded unsteady gait comes on. This has been about a month now, but the last 1 1/2weeks is had gotten worse and on a daily bases.

I went the the doctors and my blood work up was fine. I have a Nero apt but it is not for 2 weeks. I am getting concerned.

I do not have a history of illness until the past 3 years. It started with night time heart pals, which went away and only happen for a few months at a time. Then last year I could feel heart beats in my throat mostly when run down, nervious, anxious or cold chills. Now I find that when I take my blood pressure at night it can be quite low in the 90's over 60's, but when I get my blood pressure taken by my doctor or our wellness coach at work it is always normal.

I also find that between my airpit and breast area I feel achy. Also not sure if this is related but my left side abdominal area around to the backside sometime feels tight and slight numb.

One other thing when I move my head to the right side I feel a weird sensation from my calves down to my toes. Mostly in my toes. It does not hurt.

I am worried their is something wrong with my heart. I lead a sedentary lifestyle. I do not feel that this is anxiety or panic attacks.

What could it be medically?

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Old 06-04-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: lightheaded, stiff gait,shortness of breath.

Hi there, It's good to see you have an appointment with neuro soon. Hopefully he does a head MRI. I've had your symptoms one time or another, that tightness around my abdomen was annoying. I kept thinking my pants or undies were tight, and I'd get that numbness too. It started lightly from the toes on up to the abdomen on my right side, then left, but really no pain, and I was happy there was no pain. I got the heart thing too, but I had the heart checked out and my heart is fine. In January the neuro told me that it looks like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Not to scare you. Your symptoms are your symptoms in a different body. I did the MRI of the brain and it showed lesions (like small clouds). They also performed a Lumbar Punture (LP) and ran specific blood work for MS and it all came back positive. I'm not on meds yet, but it's treatable. It helps when you journal symptoms because when I would get to the neuro I didn't have them anymore, but she would ask me if I felt this or that and I'd remember I had at one point. Again, not to scare you, but browse through the MS board. Keep us posted. Hope you get better soon.

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Re: lightheaded, stiff gait,shortness of breath.

Are you on any medications that might be causing side effects?

Old 06-04-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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Re: lightheaded, stiff gait,shortness of breath.

Originally Posted by rudiraven View Post
Are you on any medications that might be causing side effects?
No medication

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