Can a former medication I was taking be to blame?
Before lockdown, I started a new med for my bpd, depression and anxiety (Venlafaxine). About three months in, I was nearly fainting every time I even slightly exerted myself. It would start as a strange weakness in my chest and if I didn't sit or lay down immediately, I would pass out. My doctors did tests and said heart is fine and that med not to blame. However, they quickly changed me to a different med. I'm still getting these horrible, frightening episodes that strike at any time. Could the Venlafaxine have caused this? I have also started having visual distortions and waking up gasping for air. It doesn't happen every night, so they ruled out sleep apnoea. My bloodwork is fine so WHAT is going on? My cat often senses it beforehand and forces me to sit or lay down.