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Feeling Awful

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From: John J.


What a horrible few months. This all started in June when I collapsed during a 10K race. For a month after that I had slight spells of dizziness. Then I went to a wedding and drank way too much and rehydrated way to little. After a few days, I began to feel dizzy, heart palpatations, and unable to focus. I spent 5 days in the hospital: EKG, Strss test, Thyroid, Cat SCan, Chest X-ray, and EP Study, and even a tilt table test. (It was positive). Even wore a monitor for a month. Nothing other than "vaso-vagal syncope. Now it is early October and have been feeling awful. When I drive, it feels like I have had 2 beers, I broke out in a sweat the other night after supper, and I contiune to have tightness in my chest and throat. I always feel "spacey" and just "out-of-it" most of the time. I have hydrated like I was told, but little relief. At times I think I am dying or having a heart attack. I have not felt myself in months. Are the rest of you haveing the same things? I have only passed out once, and that was the race....Could this be a blockage. I am only thirty and in pretty good shape. Are there foods to avoid or activities??????John J.

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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