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For four years i suffered from Dizzyness and fainting feelings, my GP treated me for a year for depression, i cut out coffee, white bread, chewing gum (asparteme) and stopped alcohol completely, and tried to stop anything which would bring the dizzyness on,
i had eye tests because i was having freeze frame like vision. Imagine walking through an airport and looking at the people walking up and down the immigration queue then they all froze untill i shook my head, then they started to walk again. Or driving along the road and all the road signs and white lines flying towards you. This went on for four years with heart check ups ear and eye tests. And apart from the happy pills my GP gave to me no one could determine what was causing the problem.
Anyway one day whilst at work i was standing in a queue,and the dizzyness and fainting feeling came on, so i walked to the medical centre and told the doctor to put me onto the heart machine, The result was i had Atrial Fibbrilation, after another two years of different medications they finally got it right. And now no more dizzy feelings or feeling faint.
Thinking about my condition, the times when i thought i was going to faint were actually when my heart was kicking in properly and the rush of blood to my head was what was making me feel faint.
If you have these symptoms try putting your finger onto your pulse and see if it is beating normally. If it is irregular then you may want to suggest to your GP to test you forAF. Good Luck
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