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From: Jessyca Finerty Age 18
Ever since I was in high school, I'd been having strange lightheaded-ness and feelings like I was going to faint, followed by nausea and sometimes vomiting. At first it didn't happen that often, once at a long choir rehearsal, a few times in a really hot classroom, and once when I snapped my thumb in a mouse trap. But when I started going to college the symptoms became more frequent, at least once a week. I ended up getting kicked out of the advanced choir class because I couldn't stand for the full two and a half hours without almost fainting, and the teacher thought I was just being lazy. Well, I always dismissed the symptoms with thoughts like "maybe I didn't eat enough today", or "I'm on my period, my iron count must be low", or something like that. But last night I was at work, and normally I'm a shelf stocker, but they were short handed so they started training me on the fryer. The fryer is *really* hot but most people can work it for 2-3hours without a problem. After 15 minutes standing in front of the fryer, I almost fainted. I went into the back room, sat down, drank some water, and after a few minutes I felt ok enough to go back. About 5 mins later the lightheaded-ness was back tenfold. I ended up vomiting twice, and got sent home, after which I called my mom. We started talked and realized that all those incidences might be related, along with the medical condition I was already diagnosed with that makes my hands and few turn really pale and numb after only a few minutes in the cold. I called my doctor and told him everything and he told me I had Vaso-Vagal. But after reading this forum I'm a bit more worried, because someone else mentioned having pain in the left side of their abdomen and blood in their stool. I've have both of these things for the past few months, but, again, had dismissed it as me being paranoid. Is there more to this then I thought?