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    I was just bending down slightly and turned around to go to the back door and I got "off balance"...didnt feel like I was going to faint but it was weird. It went away in a couple of seconds...how do you know if it's heart related? I know this sounds strange, but for the past 4 days I've been feeling tired (just my head....not physically)...anyone care to comment?
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: off balance

    I've felt that way before, but I'm not sure I would attribute it to the heart. I thought it's just a blood pressure response to moving too quickly.

    Reenie
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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Re: off balance

      Cynthia, as you know the beta blockers slow the heart and make it more difficult for the heart to react quickly to a call for more blood.
      I know when I've been sitting on the couch, doing the potatoe thing, that when I get up too quickly, I get the same feeling for a few seconds.
      Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
      So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
      Good luck and stay well.
      Glen

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        thanks, guys. I just had a physical last week and my blood pressure was o.k. Maybe I need more sleep! I've kept late nights these past 2 weeks watching the Red Sox and maybe I need to catch up. Maybe it's stress too.I'm getting nervous about the cardiac MRI this Friday and we have been looking for another house....talk about stress!!
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          Re: off balance

          Hey Cynthia,
          Remember that old vaudeville joke –

          Doctor, it hurts when I raise my arm.

          Don’t raise your arm!

          If you get dizzy bending over just a little bit – don’t bend over just a little bit. You might try keeping your back straight and bending your knees and hips. I think the real trick is to move slowly – and don’t get over tired. (Did that come out of me?)

          Night, night,
          Burt

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