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syndrome with sickness?

From: Mary
Date: 8/12/00
Time: 5:22:17 PM
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I have CFIDS and have had for many years but recently came down with an anti-biotic resistant intestinal infection that I've been working on getting rid of for 2 months. At first I started having severe panic attacks and then as the medicine started two work, I started have this vaso-vagal syndrome. My doctor diagnosed me with it yesterday and put me 1/2 of a .05 mg tablet 3 times a day.

I actually don't faint, but I can get very, very weak, my blood pressure and heart rate fluctuates wildly and it feels as if my heart will stop beating. I feel like I'm dying. He says this is all part of the symdrome. I do get very light-headed when I get up as well. Sometimes I can barely walk across the room.

But I was wondering if any of you know or have had experience with this and it it's possible these severe symptoms might go away once I get rid of this infection and am stronger. (I've lost a lot of weight, have no appetite, intense stomach pain) There have been times I've been light-headed and such, but never like this and never the feelings that I'm going to die.

THank you for any enlightenment


Re: syndrome with sickness?

From: Allison


I'm replying to my own thread because i just noticed that after I posted, it showed up in the middle....the dates seem to be all over the place??

Anyway, I do hope someone finds my lonely plea for information :) If you do and you have information, PLEASE feel free to email me at (in case i can't find my own post here again later!)

Thank you , Allison

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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