Posted by: juliette | 2008/07/31

heart or asthma or menopause

How can I tell if this is heart or lungs or menopause? Wake up at night sweating, get hot flushes/sweats in the day, about 50% days get one to 3 ,say 10 minute, periods when I feel as if not getting enough oxygen and need to take a number of very deep breaths. This also happens with the night sweats, which feel like lack of oxygen as well as pounding heart. Sometimes, say once a week, chest feels clamped down and almost sore. Then I take deep breaths and chest feels sort of stiff. also about once a week at different times, I feel slightly dizzy and unbalanced and need to sit down (and again I breathe deeply to help) for a while. Exercise of any sort leaves me very breathless but actually feeling ok.Usually. Sometimes I get a bit dizzy. I never feel nauseous and the sweats are always hot, never cold. I don' t sleep well anymore. I wake several times in the night due to the above as well as badly aching legs and I have even started to snore, just sometimes!!! It wakes me up. I am 58 white female.

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Hi Juliette
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