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I am a healthy 70 year old woman who has always been able to exercise. I eat a healthy diet. My symptoms are shortness of breath, difficulty catching breath to talk while walking, muscle fatigue, fast fluttering (racing) heart, dizzy & nauseous when I try to exercise. 6 weeks ago I was performing 1 hour of water aerobics 3X a week & on other days completing Jillian Michaels, "Get Shred" DVD for 30 min. The past 2 weeks, I am only able to perform small housekeeping tasks without taking frequent rest breaks. I take Synthroid 137MCG & Oxybutynin 5mg. I am 5'11", 150#.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I am a healthy 70 year old female. 5'11", 150#. I take Synthroid 137 MCG & Oxybutynin 5MG. I am experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty talking while walking, muscle fatigue (weakness), fast fluttering heart beats while exerting any physical activity, pounding in ears, dizzy, nauseous when I attempt to exercise. 3 weeks ago I was going to water aerobics 3X a week for an hour & completing a 30 minute minute exercise DVD during the rest of the week. The last couple of weeks I am having difficulty performing simple household chores (even fixing dinner) without resting frequently.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Father (deceased) had stint, mother (93) has angina

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Hello -

Have you discussed this with your doctor?

Have you had any history of heart rhythm abnormalities?

Are you feeling OK right now?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not yet, heart murmer as child. Feel okay as long as I don’ exert any energy. Is there something I can take?

OK.

I would strongly urge you to call your primary care doctor and discuss your new symptoms.

You are having symptoms which could be a result of a abnormal heart rhythm (fast fluttering heart beat which can cause low blood pressure), or angina (trouble with heart function with exercise, often chest pain, but could also be shortness of breath) -- and the fact that even simple chores are now causing problems is very concerning.

PLEASE - call your doctor to have him/her evaluate you, as I would get bloodwork, chest xray, EKG and an examination to include your blood pressure and heart rate to see what is going on.

Your symptoms sound potentially serious, and you should get this checked out as soon as possible.

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