Rattlesnake shake

Been going through something weird the past few nights, On Tuesday I sort of went crazy eating candy at work and then had some fairly spicy Thai that night. So I go to sleep and I start feeling a little funny. Kind of like my body went into slow-motion and my arms started getting a little numb. So I started chilling on the bed figuring it was the after effects of the tasty Pad Thai I had earlier and then all of a sudden, I could start feeling my heart racing 3 billion beats a minute and my hands started shaking pretty badly. I tried to wake up the little lady, but I became too weak to even move over to shrug her awake and I could not speak. I’m freaking out big time, but I know I needed to calm myself down so I closed my eyes and started breathing really slowly despite my racing heart. Like a half a minute later, I felt things returning to normal and I managed to get up and walk around a bit. I went to the bathroom, splashed some water on my face, popped an Advil and slowly went back to sleep again though not too well.

When I got up, my arms felt fairly weak and sort of numb, but everything else seemed ok with the exception of a very weak and dull pain in what seemed like my left lung. I went to work and still had that dull pain but everything else seemed ok. I told my boss about it and he said I should call a doc to get an appointment because of what my body went through the night before. So I called, and couldn’t get an appointment until the 29th of this month… Grrreat. I take it and figure if anything I would also get my annual checkup.

Wednesday night rolls around and the same exact same thing happens. Although this time is was a little more severe and it started happening as soon as I went to sleep. Ok, so now I started freaking big time. I come in Thursday and I call up the doc again and manage to get an appointment for this afternoon. Last night I felt a little funny and still had that pain in my lung area, but no insane heart racing thing or funky shakes. I guess it’s a good thing that did not happen, but I will find out later on what the hell’s been going on.

9 replies on “Rattlesnake shake”

This sounds really scary I am not a doctor and couldnt even begin to tell you what this is, you go grt yourself checked ASAP and PLEASE let us know how everything went.. Ill be praying for you *HUGS*


I want to know noooooooowwwwwwwww! I hope you are alright!

Thanks for the well wishes! Things do not seem too bad, but the doc has no clue what’s wrong… Heh. 🙂

Thanks sweetie! Hopefully I’ll feel better soon, just updated with today’s diagnosis. 🙂

Have you been taking any medicines in the evening, especially any cold/sinus/decongestant medications? Many decongestants can cause a racing heartbeat.

Glad to know you’ve made a doctor’s appointment. I hope everything is okay.

Nup, actually the doc asked me this as well. Other than this little snafu, I’ve been as haethy as can be.

I still have some catching up to do, but I don’t know if you have got any results back yet… You sound good! 🙂

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