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I cant believe I found this........

From: Rose
Date: 9/22/00
Time: 5:41:27 PM
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I never knew my 3 separate problems were all the same; now I think they are Problem 1: I have had an HSG and cervical biopsy in the last 2 years and after both I became very sweaty and cold, and my bp dropped and I was very out of it. I have to have another HSG and told my doc of the last 2 experiences - he said I had vaso- vagal reactions. So I searched the internet and came upon this. Problem 2: Starting in elementary school I began having episodes where I would lose my vision. They were often associated with physical activity but not always. I remember standing in the lunch line and I got this buzzing in my ears and then my sight would be gone. I was so out of it I kept walking with my lunch tray in my hands. These episodes happened all the time, although I never lost consciousness the nurse always had smelling salts on hand for me. After I came out of it I would always feel very week as if my body had been sucked of life. I had an EKG and echocardiogran and was looked at by neurologist to rule out epilepsy - I was never given a diagnosis. I have learned to feel when these episodes are coming and if I sit with my head between my legs and drink something sugary I can usually hold off the loss of eye sight. The last time I lost my vision was about 10 years ago at an A&W, I hit my head on a pillar there. Problem 3: About every 4-6 months a few days before my period, I will wake up in the middle of the night with this feeling that I cant even describe. I will be cold/hot, sweaty, have diarrhea (sort of), shaky - I just feel like dying would have to be better than the way I feel at that time. I usually get my husband to get me a cold washcloth and then I bounce my leg (keep my mind off feeling like death) till I fall asleep. I have found myself on the cold bathroom floor many times. Nothing makes me feel better. I cant sit, I cant stand, I cant lie down. When Im like this I dont know what to do. One doc siad maybe they were panic attacks, one said it was a drop in progesterone, and most dont have anything to say. Im glad to have found a place to feel not so alone, now I wish I knew if I should do something about this or if Ill just be looked at like a hypochondriac by my doctor. Thanks for letting me tell my story!

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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