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Whoooaaaaaa---I'm not a "wuss"!!!!

From: bjbonkers


Whoa! It is so good to know that I am not actually a wuss!!!There is an explanation for my problem!! I gave blood twice before they told me not to come back. I felt warm, started sweating, blood pressure dropped and the room got dark, but I didn't go completely out. Then another time my sister was in the ER and I got a whiff of something like ether and man---lights out but I stayed conscious. The room became black but I could still here what was going on. THEN last Thursday I had minor surgery for a trigger thumb. The surgeon got just a tidge rough and said he got above the anesthetic. Well, he apologized but almost immdediately I felt a HUGE warming sensation from the inside out of my whole body. Started sweating like I had run a marathon. The nurse started fanning the sheet, tore off my socks and the surgeon started asking about how I felt. Both said I was very pale and had an almost green or blue cast. Wouldn't tell me at the moment what my blood pressure was. The nurse & surgeon both told me it was a classic Vaso Vagal Reaction. It's nice to know that there is a name for this reaction I have had! Whew!!! I do suffer from migraines also. Have had migraines since childhood. So maybe there is a connection between the two somehow. Makes me curious to that fact! I am soooooooooo thankful you guys have a forum here. Sometimes just talking with others who experience the same problem is a tremendous help. Especially when you can confirm ideas and thoughts! Thanks for being here!!!

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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