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Vagal Experience

From: Rene Pokrzywinski


From reading several articles and yours I beleive I experienced this just last night for the first time. I have multiple sclerosis (I was diagmosed 13 years ago)and trigeminal neuralgia (diagnosed 1 year ago), so am very troubled by this experience. I was sitting in a class and suddenly felt extremely nauseous. I remember leaning forward and remember nothing after that. I became aware of my surrondings laying on the floor sweating profusely. A lot of people were around and for a moment I was extremely confused. I heard them saying I had had a seizure, but I don't think I did. I believe I fainted although I have never done that either. When the paramedics arrived my heart rate was 53. I heard someone say they had attemped to get my pulse and couldn't.

What a night that turned out to be. I'll be contacting my neurologist about what happened, but I don't look foward to any further testing he may order.

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