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Last week, while riding the bus to work at the Mayo Clinic, I awoke from a light sleep with diaphoresis, extreme cold, acute nausea, and a feeling of a low blood pressure. I felt unable to take a "good" breath. I managed to get off the bus and remember thinking I would not pass out on the street and wanting to get to my office. My supervisor sent me to employee health where they showed me to a chair, (in spite of an inability to breathe properly, diaphoresis, etc). I paged the physician that I work for to come and help. Later, in the cardiac unit of the ER, after many tests were run, and fluid was given for a blood pressure of 65/35, I was discharged with the vaso vagal diagnosis. It seemed to me that was a pretty inconclusive and "lame" diagnosis. So, I was happy to see this site and read about the syndrome. I have a crappy cardiac history on my mother's side and was also happy to learn that this episode was not a heart attack. Thoughts?