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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
For those who followed my thread about me and my recovery from alcohol addiction before I asked for it to be locked, I am not doing good all of a sudden.
My pulse rate is going off the charts, 105 at resting rate, Ok not off the charts really, but enough to make me concerned. 100 is the top end of normal and into tachy land. I have been doing calming things, and posting here a bit, nothing too bad, talking about TV shows, that does calm me. My blood pressure is good, 117/ 78. But my heart is beating too fast. This has just happened the last couple of weeks, and I guess this is bad. Too long into the rehab for it to be withdrawl. I have been here and done this before, and my heart did not do this. I am a bit afraid. I wake up in the morning feeling very afraid for no reason, pure scared.
I have no money and no insurance to get the proper tests done.

Other symptoms, I cant walk far without getting dizzy, a mile at best ( I am a walker and this is odd) before I feel odd, and sweaty, very out of breath. Its a cold sweat. and my breath tastes like iron, very mineral.
post #2 of 25
Can you go to an emergency room to see a doctor?
post #3 of 25
Can you go where they have the free blood tests.
Some of the drug tores have them here.
post #4 of 25
Go to your county hospital - you should be able to get treatment in there.
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
I dont think this is an emergency room deal, Considering its about $400 + just to walk into one, not so much. I cannot afford that.
I have had blood tests, all normal. (before this happened though)
I need a way to go get me checked out at no cost, for my heart.
The dizzyness part scares me. But that could be I am so out of shape.
5 foot 2, 150 lbs. That last 40 lbs put on fast. My fat body is not adjusted.
I am going to go cry now.
Lets see what my pulse will do. (I am going to guess 120)
post #6 of 25
105 pulse rate is not that bad- mine was in that range for a long time and I went to see my doctor with the same symptoms except for the mineral taste, and my doctor didn't do anything she said I need to drink more liquids...I should say that I'm 21 though and doctors probably overlook heart issues in people of that age and I don't have any history of alcoholism, so you should probably go to the doctor anyway because it might be different for you. I felt the exact same way about exercising for a longer period of time, I run so I used to always have to stop because I was getting really dizzy and sometimes I'd get dizzy just after 10 minutes which is really odd for me.
I am fine now but I think it was a mental thing...I was having some anxiety issues, I couldn't sleep at night and I was getting preoccupied and paranoid at simple things...and like you I was really scared of me being sick, and at night I used to just measure my temperature all night and my pulse- that is ALL I used to do and I would call my mom to come over because I honestly thought that I'd have a heart attack or stroke and there wouldn't be anyone here to call 911 for me...I used to always get these palpitations at night and my heart would keep me awake because it was beating so loud. Anyway that's all me I'm not saying you should relate...but
a very important questions is how are you eating? Are you compensating with food for the lack of alcohol? That would explain the way you're feeling if you are because it could be your blood sugar and your body dealing with an excess of energy if you have quickly changed your eating habits. Especially if you eat rarely but very big meals- that causes a rapid increase in blood sugar, and I don't mean that your blood sugar becomes dangerous (unless you are diabetic) but just the rapid changes make you feel out of sorts like that...

ETA: If you want your pulse to slow down temporarily, like if you feel palpitations, you can put cold water on your face that helps a lot.

I hope you feel better soon
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Can you go to an emergency room to see a doctor?
...... or 911....
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
I dont think this is an emergency room deal, Considering its about $400 + just to walk into one, not so much. I cannot afford that.
I have had blood tests, all normal. (before this happened though)
I need a way to go get me checked out at no cost, for my heart.
The dizzyness part scares me. But that could be I am so out of shape.
5 foot 2, 150 lbs. That last 40 lbs put on fast. My fat body is not adjusted.
I am going to go cry now.
Lets see what my pulse will do. (I am going to guess 120)
Going to your county hospital is not the same as going to the ER. You go there, and you appy for a "card" for treatment through them, because you can't afford treatment otherwise. You need to prove that you can not afford though... like - you are unemployed, or don't make that much.... yadda yadda... From that point on you should be able to get treatment for all sorts of things - it will cost you about $30-50. LA was $50, Dallas is $30. You might need to wait in line, but you will not be denied be seen by a doctor.... It needs to be your COUNTY hospital though, and you need to go and see the financial assistance help desk for that. From the time you have the membership card on, you are covered for all your medical needs.
post #9 of 25
My advice, go to the emergency room, tell them what going on including the fact that you have an alcohol addiction and let them treat you. Whatever it costs in the end isn't your life worth at least that much...
post #10 of 25
You need to see a doctor ASAP, whether in the ER or in the office. I was a jail nurse for years. The doctor I worked for was a detox specialist, so this is sort of my area. Rising vital signs are not good. Check your temperature, that's very important. Alcohol withdrawal, if that is the problem, is very dangerous. (Think hallucinations, seizures, even death.) When I tell people that IMO it is less dangerous to withdraw people from heroin that alcohol, they don't believe it. (Actually, it isn't just my opinion...it's the truth.) Anyway, please seek medical attention.

And not trying to scare you, but rarely someone can experience late and unexpected withdrawal symptoms. I don't know why, I can't explain it. But I've seen it happen.
post #11 of 25
Is it possible you may have developed an anxiety disorder? I know that people who have panic attacks truly feel horrible- racing heart, dizziness, and even chest pains and nausea.

It is possible to have DTs even several weeks later, so I would not rule that out either. Sending you lots of vibes.
post #12 of 25
I hope she is okay...she hasn't updated...
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
I feel horrible. I have been trying to get into this thread but I keep getting this error message,
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I dont feel good, my heart is beating too fast now I can't even get up and go to the bathroom without my pulse going crazy. I am the only person I know who got sick after stopping drinking!
I have no energy, none, I mean none at all.
Dts this long into this I dont know.
Ginger cat is being cute, she hovers around me like a teeny Momma cat, though she is pissed off I cant walk to go get her kibbles. She has canned food, but is mad, she likes her crunchy food, and is also mad about the laser pointer. She smacked it out of my hand and it broke. Makes me mad too as it was my only flashlight. I tried explaining that to her, I get the glare of death!
Hanging on and probably will go to the doctor, this is just not right.
post #14 of 25
Yes please go to the doctor. It could be anxiety but you need to find out what it is because it could be somethign dangerous...
post #15 of 25
That happened to me and it was severe anemia and i got beta blockers for the fast heart beat.
Go to the Dr to make sure you are ok.
It can be anything.
post #16 of 25
I have a very fast heartbeat. I don't know what causes it. I just had my blood work and basic physical. I've had a fast pulse for years. I have had Dr's comment on that for many years but they don't have an explanation. I also get dizzy spells. I was walmart and did a blood pressure test and it read my pulse at 119 beats per minute. I don't think it's ever under 100.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by abbycats View Post
I have a very fast heartbeat. I don't know what causes it. I just had my blood work and basic physical. I've had a fast pulse for years. I have had Dr's comment on that for many years but they don't have an explanation. I also get dizzy spells. I was walmart and did a blood pressure test and it read my pulse at 119 beats per minute. I don't think it's ever under 100.
Look through various posts lately from Sandtigress and I. I have tachycardia that goes away when I lay down and is at it's worst when I'm standing. I've hit over 180bpm at one point.

I think mews2much is onto something. Deficiencies need to be checked for, too. If for any reason any electrolytes are off it can affect heart rate and could cause arrhythmias.
Please do seek medical help soon. Surely there's some sort of walk in clinic near you that won't charge as much?
post #18 of 25
Depending on where you are in Wisconsin, I know there are some free clinics. Yes it is a pain to sit & wait, but if you don't feel that this is an emergancy you might want to check into them. That being said, in this case I think a trip to the hospital might be in order. Don't mess around with your heart.
post #19 of 25
I never have a heartbeat under 100 either.
When I had severe anemia it was 140.
I hope you saw a dr.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
I feel horrible. I have been trying to get into this thread but I keep getting this error message,
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I dont feel good, my heart is beating too fast now I can't even get up and go to the bathroom without my pulse going crazy. I am the only person I know who got sick after stopping drinking!
I have no energy, none, I mean none at all.
Dts this long into this I dont know.
Ginger cat is being cute, she hovers around me like a teeny Momma cat, though she is pissed off I cant walk to go get her kibbles. She has canned food, but is mad, she likes her crunchy food, and is also mad about the laser pointer. She smacked it out of my hand and it broke. Makes me mad too as it was my only flashlight. I tried explaining that to her, I get the glare of death!
Hanging on and probably will go to the doctor, this is just not right.

I dont want to scare you but people can die from withdrawel from alcohol more so that heroin and crack/cocaine....You should really go to a doctor and I hope everything turns out ok for you...Ill be sending vibes your way
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by abbycats View Post
I have a very fast heartbeat. I don't know what causes it. I just had my blood work and basic physical. I've had a fast pulse for years. I have had Dr's comment on that for many years but they don't have an explanation. I also get dizzy spells. I was walmart and did a blood pressure test and it read my pulse at 119 beats per minute. I don't think it's ever under 100.

My heart rate is rarely under 100 either, and I also get dizzy spells that come & go.. I also get fuzzy-headed and can't think straight sometimes. In my case, I think it's due to anxiety attacks. I used to have chest pains/pressure, too, but that has eased up. My doc wants to run further tests, but I don't have any insurance to pay for it all.

I hope you find out what's wrong ASAP, and let us know what's up. I hope it's nothing serious.
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hi all.
Still here, still alive.
Have not been to the doc. Yea, I know, but I have been trying to take a logical approach to this now that I have stopped freaking out.(about the fast heart rate)
It is not withdrawl, too long into the process. Never did have this in my worst drinking mess. That was a lot worse for other reasons, just trust me on that.
Anxiety, the probable cause.
Alcohol being a depressant shut that down for me, feeling afraid, drinking to cure that
My body also has to learn to deal with less sugar as well. Thats fuel. Alcohol is just loaded with sugar. Thats why I am over eating, carbs, lots of carbs.
I have fasted for the last 3 days, not starving, fasting, it's a whole different ballgame. It ws spirtual. Nothing but water. It was just horible! LOL, I laugh because I have water fasted before and this was by far the most powerful, and sucky.
My resting pulse is now down to 84. A good thing.
DO NOT FAST if you do not know what you are doing, please do not. It is dangerous and can kill you. I have had years of this training, what to eat before and what to eat after, if yo do not have this, you risk death.
Fasting is not just stopping eating, it is a process, and if you dont follow that you can die.
post #23 of 25
I'm glad you're feeling better and your hear rate is back to normal. Overeating on carbs could be what was causing your heart rate to go up if you were going to extremes because extreme overeating can cause an electrolyte imbalance... Please make sure that you eat well and take care of yourself!!
post #24 of 25
The over eating carbs is probably your body craving the sugars it is used to getting through the alcohol. I remember in my internship we had a woman who had never eaten candy in her life. When she stopped drinking she started craving hard candy. For her it was probably a combination of the physical addition with the emotional addiction of needing to have something satisfying. I comend you for your curouage to stop drinking, but I do wish you would find a way to see a doctor. It could be anxiety, but it's good to make sure that is the case. Then if you know for sure it is anxiety, you can move forward on learning to coping mechanisms to lower your anxiety.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post

My heart rate is rarely under 100 either, and I also get dizzy spells that come & go.. I also get fuzzy-headed and can't think straight sometimes. In my case, I think it's due to anxiety attacks. I used to have chest pains/pressure, too, but that has eased up. My doc wants to run further tests, but I don't have any insurance to pay for it all.

I hope you find out what's wrong ASAP, and let us know what's up. I hope it's nothing serious.
I don't have insurance either so I just have to roll with it until something breaks.


Trillcat,

I am so glad to hear your doing good!!!
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