Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Patty


My first experience was Dec 31,2003. I didn't feel good in the morning and started running fever by noon. I eat abd took advil and at 2:30pm I stood up to walk to my dining room and about 3 feet later my head was spinning. I sat down at my dining room table and was dizzy, ears had rushing sound and then went mute, I told my mother to cal EMS. I can't remember any pain anywhere but when I tried to stand up I lost control of my bladder & bowels. my mom helped me to the restroom where I had a very large bowel movement again. We changed my clothes juts before emt's got to my home. Wgen they entered my home I couldn't stand up due to I felt like I would pass out. They had me put my head between my kness for a few minutes then I made it to my couch so they could start working on me. My glucose was normal but BP was 80/50 and had low heart rate. They gave me sodium chloride and then my BP/HR started to come up and they tranfered me to ambulance. It was a rough ride, I felt qizzy the whole time and EMT at hospital then said I was tarted to get my color back. They did EKG and heart enzyme test and no problems were found. They ended up ruling as the flu, gave me tamiflu and it took 3 days for fever ans symptoms to stop. My mother thought for sure I was having a heart attack. Since then I have had cathrization, upper & lower GI tests and both were negative.

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