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Finally, an explanation

From: lala


I only have had a few episodes where I actually lose consciousness but the most recent was the worst. I experienced what my boyfriend described as a seizure after falling in the shower and hitting my head. All I remember is an overwhelming feeling of nausea. I am so relieved to read that the symptoms can vary so much. I have experienced similar dizziness while flying, after eating, just smelling food, after drinking alcohol, and from severe abdominal/bowel pain. I always am very tired after these episodes and thought it could be panic attacks. I'm just glad that I am not alone. I am having a heart monitor test next week but I did not feel that was the problem. I want to suggest the tilt test as well. And a doctor in my family suggested neurological tests such as EEG and CT scan to rule out any problems there. Thank you for posting your experiences. It helps.

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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