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Wondering What Was Wrong

Date: 7/5/00
Time: 6:43:41 PM
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I'm 28 years old, my episodes started about 2 weeks ago. All of a sudden I got so dizzy and faint. I thought it was my blood pressure going up all of a sudden. My heart started to race. I don't know if I fainted or not. When I got to the ER all they did was monitor my BP but it was fine, they took my blood sugar but it was fine. So they sent me home wondering what was wrong. The second episode was the same thing. Except this time, I was so tired. When I got to the ER, they did all kinds of test from CT scan to Echo. They sent me home wondering what was wrong. So I went to my cardiologist where he preformed a tilt table test. They gave me an IV with saline in it. They laid me down for 15 minutes and the stood me up. I have never felt so horrible in my life. I was limp, felt the urge to have a bowel movement, just felt horrible. So she tried to explain my situation with no avail. I was still wondering what was wrong. I was wondering if it can be stop and is there any long term effects?




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