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Vasovagal response



I recently started feeling dizzy and immediately bagan feeling numbness in the right side of the body. My blood pressure was extremely high. The ER staff did blood work and ecg and all came back fine. They just told me to go home and if get worse return. I felt bad for several days along with a headache (I've been having for over three years). On monday my physician referred me to a neurologist. He thought I could have had a mini-stroke or possibly multiple sclerosis. He scheduled an MRI for later, but in the meantime he was out of town and I ended up going to the er again at a different hospital. They did all the same test and CT scan. All was fine. Earlier though, the nurse was trying to put an IV in the Wrist and I started blacking out. My ears were ringing and I was sweating profusely. Every muscle in my body stiffened and I could hardly talk. Other nurses arrived and my blood pressure had dropped dramatically. They called it a vasovagal response. I felt like I was losing consciousness. After everything was over and all tests had come back, they decided to send me home. My blood pressure had gone from high to low. They told me to keep the scheduled MRI and follow up with the neurologist. They gave me a blood pressure medicine in case it went way up again. Noone seems to be taking this seriously. Has anyone had this experience?

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