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Re: Amazed to read all this!

From: Jeanne


What is IBS? After my episode in December I haven't had a full blown one but lately I am waking up every night around 1:30 or 2 p.m. and feel like I am going to pass out. My heart races and I am dizzy when I move. What I've been doing is taking some advice from this forum and getting down on the floor asapand putting my legs up on the bed. I stay there for a while. Usually I need to urinate so I eventually make my way crawling to the bathroom and keep my head down. When I'm done, then I don't feel like lying down again so I go to a recliner and put pillows under my legs (fortunately my husband helps with all this) and watch tv for an hour to distract me. I have fluid I drink (water, gatorade). So far I have avoided a full blown faint since December but this is getting very old fast. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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