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    Heart issues?
    Gableprine posted:
    I'm a 46 yr old male with high choesterol with 10 year history of takng statins. Over the weekend, I was hanging curtains and had hands in an above head position for 10 or so minutes when I became very dizzy, hot and started sweating to extreme. For about 10 minutes i had a similar feeling to being extremely intoxicated and simply laid on the couch. Afterward, my mind felt fuzzy for the next several hours. I did nnot have chest pain or arm pain, but for the prior 4 - 5 days had a stiff nneck, Next day, my mind felt fairly normal, but seemed to have some mild chest angina - more so on the left side, not center. I'm unsure what happened to me, but had fear of mild stroke or heart attack. 48 hours later I feel mostly normal with the exception of a stiff neck. Has anyone had similar symptoms?
    billh99 responded:
    Those are certainly symptoms that need to be checked out.

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