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vagal response

From: perplexed individual


Last night I started to experience abdominal cramping that I thought might be related to constipation. Initially I was unable to go to the bathroom. I began sweating perfusely to the point of taking all clothes off. I sat doubled over with very painful abdominal cramping that seemed to burn at the same time. I also felt extremely nauseated and as though I could pass out at any moment. Sweat began dripping off my face, back, legs etc. I could hear my bowel sounds out loud as they churned, rolled, gurgled, and growled. This has occured one other time but not quite as painful. It was a terrible combination of pain, nausea, sweating, and feeling close to passing out. Finally I was able to have a bowel movement which was followed by diarrhea. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. What could cause these problems?

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