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Monday, August 21, 2017
Exercise and Fitness
Exercise and near fainting episodes
Whenever I try to exercise I almost always start to feel clamy,nauseated,weak with a slight headache. I also do not perspire. I`ve had stress tests,nuclear medicine stress test,EKG and just recently an echo cardiogram. My heart is fine. This has been going on for years. I`ve tried eating at different times. I don`t think my doctor is taking my problem seriously. I`m overweight now and need to start exercising. Just recently I ended up in the emergency room after the first 15 minutes of a beginners Pilates class. My physicals and blood tests don`t show any problems. Can you offer any suggestions as to what might be causing this problem?
I suggest you consult another physician. Voice all your concerns to them. A second opinion cannot hurt.
Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati