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Re: vasa vagal syncope

From: unsure in Florida


I am unsure of many tests/symptoms that are taking place to diagnose this. But I will explain my "episodes", to the best of my knowledge as I have been told by some witnessess:

1st time, I was at home walking in kitchen to door, I awoke to my children practing CPR, they watch 911, ages 5 & 4. Prior to me ending up on the floor, I remebered my vision "tunneling" and feeling "dizzy". #2 I was walking in a Hospital hallway, felt dizzy, awoke to a few nurses evaluating me, one checked my sugar it was 44, I did remeber having extreme pain in my pelvis area, I beleive it was overwelming. #3 I was voiding, woke up on the floor. #4 I was in a car, w/ my husband driving, took a sip of rootbeer, felt as if it went down the "wrong" passage, had extreme "sternal pain", seen things getting "black or a sense of "closing-in" awoke to my husband pulled off the side of the road, hitting me & yelling wake up!! Went to ER : EKG done vitals taken no clue. #5 Was at a freinds with husband & 5 other freinds, sitting on couch took a gulp of a beer, felt the pain in sternal are, a feeling that it went down the wrong passage, things started to close in & it got dark, awoke to husband yelling, peolpe staring. All stated I just went out, my pupils wer completly dialated, by face was a Bluish color & I was unresponsive, they also indicated I "shook" a few times. All these 'syncapal" episodes I a wake to a feeling of what is going on. I do not remeber passin out, I do not get myself together right away, it takes a few mins. & I am somewhat confused as to what went on. Has anyone else experienced simular events??

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