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I woke up about two hours ago, no chest pains but sweating

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I woke up about two hours ago, no chest pains but sweating profuselly and unsteady on my legs and just feeling rough.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 3 years ago.
Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Hello

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Do you have any history of heart disease?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

How are you feeling now 2 hours since you woke up.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

(i'm assuming not well since you came here to talk about this)

Customer:

still feeling shakey. no chest pains.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Has this ever happened to you?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Any other health problems such as diabetes?

Customer:

yes 1985.in and out of hospital 4 times. suspect heart attack-NO. Angina- NO. No

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Any shortness of breath right now? Any pain in your legs or arms?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

And what medications do you take

Customer:

suffer type2 diabetis and tremors

Customer:

No to both.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Ok, diabetics are one patient population that presents with heart attacks without the complete set of "typical" symptoms such as chest pain and arm pain. They are quite likely to present with sweating, tiredness, nausea etc.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Given your age and history of suspected heart troubles, and diabetes you should be taken to the ER as soon as you are able to go and be evaluated

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

When it comes to heart attacks time is of the essence because once you pass certain timepoints since the onset of symptoms certain treatments are no longer available to you.

Customer:

Aspri. Metformin.Beta Blocker 1/2

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

I'd suggest taking an aspirin and chewing it in your mouth and then swallowing it - if you have baby aspirin at home you can take 4 of those or one regular aspirin. And get on your way to the hospital

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

So chew that 325mg of aspirin and swallow down the chewed tablet/s with a full glass of water.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

That is one of the best things you can do early on by yourself on the way to seeking medical attention.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Please find a way to get to the ER and take the aspirin as I described.

Customer:

Thank you.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

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