i know, GO TO THE DR! i plan on calling right away in the morning. in the mean time, anyone have any input?
i am overweight and have a hard time getting myself to be active. but lately, things have gone terribly downhill. i was sweeping the floors the other day and my lips turned blue. and not just kinda blue, but dark, blueberry blue. i got very sleepy and took a nap and when i woke up, it was better. now this weekend, i've been painting the rooms of my house, and my arms and hands turned a deep plum color. i've also been so very short of breath. just sitting in the chair i'm struggling to get a good breath. i do have asthma, but this is completly different than my usual asthma attacks. it basically feels like i'm smothering. when i'm doing anything remotely active, i just feel awful. i can't really describe it-kind of a nauseated, clammy, lightheaded feeling. and its not like i'm running a marathon or anything, just doing regular sahm things.
i've also noticed that i've started being kinda twitchy. my arms, legs, neck and back will twitch quite a bit, but only when i'm resting-either sitting in a chair or laying in bed. doesn't happen when i'm up and around. i also have swelling in my legs-mostly my calves, but that has been going on a long time now and we've never really found a cause for that.
of course, i googled some of this stuff and got myself scared, things like pulmonary hypertention kept coming up. i hope there's nothing wrong with my heart or lungs....what do you think?
well, against everyone's better judgement, i didn't go to the er, and i am still alive this morning. for clarification, the blue lips episode happened once last week and resolved with rest. same with the purple arms this weekend. i thank everyone for their concern and advice, and i realize the danger of these symptoms. i just don't feel like i'm in imenent danger at the moment as long as i take it easy and don't do anything to aggrivate things. i'm def calling the dr. as soon as they open at 8. thanks again for all your concern!