Have had 2 episodes of burning/nausea, etc in the past 3-4 weeks. First time was 4 a.m., woke up needing to urinate. Went to bathroom, on way back became very nauseous, and had terrible pain in abdomen. Had to get up after about a minute and woke my husband. Had horrible burning pain(like an explosion) start in my chest and radiate into my arms and hands and even in my neck. Started w/very sweaty skin but then was cold w/clammy skin.Took BP after about 5-10 mins and it was 198/98. Everything went back to normal after 15 or so. I sleep w/oxygen for sleep apnea, so I put the oxygen on. Felt weak & tired for several days. Had another episode 3 nights ago. I was relaxing at my computer about to go to bed. I felt very nauseous. Went to the bathroom. Did not vomit, but I felt the hot (sweaty) feeling start. My skin was wet to touch. I sent my kids to get my husband. They wanted me to call 911. Said my skin was a gray color. Then I felt the weird "burning start in the center of my chest and go outward to my arms and hands and up into my head. It is so bad that I was doubled over. After it subsides, the sweating goes away and I feel so cold and clammy and weak and tired again.
I am a 44 y/o with a very major past medical history. I am on BP med, thyroid, Adderall (amphetamine), morhphine & clonodine via an intrathecal pump.with methadone for breakthru pain. I had a paraganglioma (carotid body tumor) removed in 2002. I have had bp problems since. My bp can be very erratic since then. I did have a heart workup about 2 years ago when I had a severe reaction to a new BP med I took I was admitted to the hospital for telemetry. Also had outpatient heart tests. All were ok.
Is this to do with tbe heart? or could it be a TIA? Problems from sleep apnea? It scares me so bad. I had hoped after the first I would never have to go thru it again. Any help would be appreciated. I go to a new endocrinologist this week to see if he can get my thyroid and other problems straight. Thanks.