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Vasovagal episodes with major gastro upset

From: Jennifer


For almost three years, my life has been turned upside down by these episodes of waking up at 5am everytime with extreme pain in the stomach, then my heart beats so hard, I feel like I am going to faint and if I get up out of bed I faint within seconds. After I faint I have violent diarrhea up to 7 and 8 times. I have gone to the ER via the ambulance several times and they cant seem to figure out what is wrong. My blood pressure drops low, I am very pale, sweating and freezing at the same time, my body becomes very flushed especially my face and arms. First they thought it was like septic shock but they ran all types of tests and couldn't find any infection so they just said it was viral.I cant think of anything that trigures it. I have many days where I feel very dizzy and want to just lie down. I have seen so many specialists from gastro specialists to cardiologists to internal specialists.Now they think I might be having some type of seizures. The strange thing is that I had my son a year before all this happened and before that I never ever had these symptoms and was very healthy. I am so tired of doctors and feeling like nobody understands what I am going through. The doctors just keep saying it is vv, from too much vagus nerve stimulation, but I cant understand why this is happening now. Does this sound familiar to anyone? please email me at

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