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Re: bowel movements, intestinal upset, etc.

From: Sherry
Date: 9/29/00
Time: 2:08:40 PM
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I just found this incredible site. I have had IBS for 10 years and had these attacks prior to being diagnosed. I go into the bathroom, my lips start getting numb, my face feels extremely hot, I start sweating profusely, heart races, my throat feels like it is closing and I get weak and feel faint, I alway realize that I am going to vomit and usually after I vomit and have diahrreha, I start to come out of it. I think the throat closing thing scares me the most. I have tried Levsin under the tongue and it doesn't help. Drs. just act like they have never heard of it. I just can't believe that I have found so many other people with this problem! I am so sorry for all of you! I just wanted to share what I go through, sometimes it happens at work and that is scary because you are so alone, and I am afraid that I will pass out and vomit at the same time and choke to death! I just try to get through the whole chain of events and then I am like a limp doll. It must be the pressure of the colon because as soon as I have "colon blow" as I call it, I start to recover. Well, I am glad I found this website! Thanks!

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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