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I'm Scared Of This Feeling, Is There Something I should Do?

By March 26, 2012 - 8:23am
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Hi, Recently when I go to bed right before I fall asleep I get this pumping/pounding feeling in my stomach then this pumping/pounding feeling spreads throughout my chest. I don't know why and whats wrong with me. I'm afraid of this feeling and I don't know what to do. I never was like this before. I don't do anything unusual all my daily activity and eating are all normal.
In one of my topics here I mentioned about having high DHEA and I'm going to see the doctor next week for this and I'm wondering this feeling I've been having in my stomach could it be anything related to DHEA?

I even realized my period flow has become very light and I don't know why. I do get it on time every month but it's been couple months I realized having such light flow. This feeling I have in my stomach should I see a specific doctor for this or should I just wait until I see the doctor next week for all this? Please let me know about this soon.
Thank You,

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I do always snack and I do always have meals 3 times a day. I'm also a healthy eater.


March 27, 2012 - 3:17pm


The best thing to do for hypoglycemia is to regularly maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Don't go too long without food, carry snacks with you, and try to choose healthy food options.

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March 27, 2012 - 7:24am

Okay thanks. Actually for such thing I spoke to my endocrinologist about it and told me it's something called hypoglycemia. I realize I have the symptoms of them such as pumping/pounding feeling in my stomach and chest, always hungry, feeling shaky when hungry. Is there something I can take for hypoglycemia? I heard Co Enzyme Q10 or chromium is good to take. I always try to relax and take it easy which I do but this feeling I get is very random. I really do eat alot but healthy and it's tiring for me like this.

Thank You,

March 26, 2012 - 10:12am

Hi Melissa,

Have you changed your diet? Started eating heavier meals before bed? 

Since you're seeing your doctor about your kidney next week, I would ask him about this as well. It sounds like there's just a pumping sensation, without pain. This could simply be your body pumping blood throughout your body. Sometimes I get the same feeling in my legs, especially if the circulation has been cut off a bit. It could also be a simple heart palpitation, which happens.

Visit our article for more info: https://www.empowher.com/heart-amp-blood/content/5-reasons-heart-palpitations

Try not to be scared and worried, as anxiety can often exacerbate a problem. Simply talk to your doctor about it. 



March 26, 2012 - 8:45am

I forgot to mention that I have back problem which is scoliosis and recently I've been feeling pain on the left side of my lower back, What I'm wondering is I do know that kidney is located in the back and this low back pain I've been having on the left side of my back could it mean anything is wrong due to anything being related to the kidney? Please let me know.

Thank You,

March 26, 2012 - 8:27am
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