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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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31 year old guy here. Fairly healthy. Work out periodically.

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Hello. 31 year old guy here. Fairly healthy. Work out periodically.
Recently, for the first time during sex, I feel like my heart stopped for several seconds. When this occurred, I freaked out. It felt like I could not catch my breath. I fell down to the ground. Breathed heavily.
After about 3 seconds, I felt my heart beat, but it was slow and very irregular. Simultaneously, I also felt incredibly nauseous. Another thing I noticed was that the hearing in my right ear was impaired.
After about 1 minute, my heart started to beat normally again, and, my hearing returned to my right ear. I still felt very nauseous afterwards.
Immediately following this episode, I experienced mild chest pain whenever I breathed deeply. Over the course of a week, this symptom has progressively subsided.
I should also add that I take symbicort 2x a day for asthma.
I am posting something on here because I am not sure if I had a PVC episode or a heart attack. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. Would appreciate some guidance/feedback.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
physical stats: 6'3; 196 lbs
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

As per your description,during intercourse there can be parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve discharges that can lead to decreased or increased heart rate respectively.

At your young age,chances of heart attack are slim.

However cardiac arrhythmia,PVC can be possible causes.

I recommend you see your doctor to have and EKG done as well as a stress test. Further work-up may include an echocardiogram and a 24hour portable Holter monitor if you have recurrent episode.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 months ago.

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