cardiovascular a possibility?

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I posted this in anciety disorder as well.

6 months ago spontaneous first time asthma attack. Around that time I developped a tingle in lower leg and arm, which comes and goes. B12 was low, but got injections. The tingle has gotten worse lately and spread out more.

Nearly two weeks ago I woke up because I had difficulty breathing. Since then I'm taking my asthma spray again. My lungs are clear and not restricted in size; it rather feels like there's not enough oxygen in the air. Thursday I developped a diffuse tingle on the tip of my tongle. Friday I saw red lines, which exactly fitted where the tingling is, thus it had become locally extremely restricted and was not diffuse anymore. When I worked out it suddenly mostly vanished, as did the red lines. That got me thinking:

The tingling is worse when I'm extremely inactive: laying on the sofa surfing the net, or being extremely focussed on my work, basically forgetting everything around me or when I'm waking up in the morning or at night for a pee. It gets better when I'm active.

I don't know where the lack of oxygen comes in, but the asthma spray speeds up my heartbeat a bit. After 30 minutes I can breathe again and the tingling is less (symbicort needs so long). Well... not over the last 2 days: I needed a double dose. I guess I'm getting used to the spray. Also without the spray, the tingle was always least when I was most active. Though after my swimming workouts my face, lower arms and legs feel like I've been hyperventilating. This vanishes again after half an hour. Doesn't happen with other sport (weight lifting, bodyweight exercises and big bag boxing without getting as out of breath as with swimming)

My theory, apart from anciety which my doctor prefers: What if the tingling is caused by 'too tight' blood vessles, which get wider when being more active or something similar?

I can't think of anything that I' afraid of. I had a few episodes of waking up in the middle of the night with a feeling that my heart beat had either slowed and weakened down substantially or stopped for a short moment. I can feel it coming back to life again. But I completely forget about it again. I'm a daydreamer type, with thoughts everywhere or hyperfocussing. My thoughts don't stay with any of this. I simply forget it. Though the first asthma attack was also preceeded by two nights of waking up with a 'lack of heart beat'. This btw repeats itself as soon as I fall asleep again. Wake up dizzily - think 'oh no, not again' - short attention span kicking in and falling asleep again - rinse and repeat 20 minutes later. Though to be honest: two nights ago was the second or third time only since the first asthma attack. I completely forgot about it, and I certainly don't think about it anymore in the morning. I also ocassionally have episodes of very irregular heart beat, but that doesn't scare me anymore either. It also usually happens at night and I wake up from it.

The annoying bit with all this is: a 24h ECG might be in order, but I cannot get one the moment my heart is acting up, and if I go to the emergency room when it's happening everything is fine. As a child I always tried to break new diving records at the pool (free diving techniques). I learned to controll my heart beat. I can slow it down at will, and I can stop the irregularities by just listening to my heart. Having an ECG focusses my attention to my heart, and everything is fine. Thought at night, when I stop thinking about it (short attention span) it immediately beats irregularly again.

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    A lack of B12 can cause neuropathic pain smile 
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    Hi

    Dont assume tigling and elevated pulse rate is due to same reason. It could be two different things.

    For tingling, I would suggest you to consult an endocrinologist who may prescribe you for all ur harmones blood test and some imp vitamins test. If all r normal then you should consult a neurologist for tingling issue. Tingling sensation in mojority of cases r related to either brain or harmonal reasons or may be any vit deficiency. I was having tingling oin and needle sensation sometimes little light numbnesa in arms legs mainly thighs sometimes at back. All were due to vit D3 deficiency. I strated taking its injection and got releives from that.

    And for elevated pulse rate, consult a cardiologist who will presc. Echo and holter test.

    I've been facing high pulse rate too like u from last 2 months. Mostly when l lying down. I have gone for too many ecg from diff hospital to make sure all is rite and it always came normal. Only high pulse rate maximum I noticed 120, even at resting 100-110. Finally consulted a cardiologist, he told me that one time ecg is useless to figure out heart problem. And wrote me echo and holter test. Holter teat monitor ur pulse rate for 24 hours whig can confirm wther ur heart rate is normal or abnormal..

    Echo says that left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and holter machine test is done, its result will come on this monday and same day appointmeny with cardiologist. I'll come to know the exact reason of elevated heart rate. I hope so

    I hope its useful. Best wishes

    Reema

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