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BM During Vaso-vagal

From: scared
Date: 10/14/00
Time: 2:05:11 PM
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I was driving home from a business trip yesterday afternoon and experienced two terrible stomach cramps. Then I started getting very nauseous clammy, dizzy, sweating profusely, so I pulled over. The next thing I know, I wake up and my car is in park with the air conditioner blasting but still running and I have eliminated both my bowels and bladder.

My doctor told me 4 years ago after I swallowed something wrong and passed out that that was a vaso-vagal episode. I think this one was way worse, and I was very frightened that I could have passed out while driving.I am going to folow up with keeping my fluids up, but I am really concerned about what brought this on. I was just driving for about an hour and a half.

My husband had a similiar occurence waking up in the middle of the night and it was triggered by urinating without first letting his blood flow get to his head? I just think it is amazing that so many people experience this!

I'm very glad I found this forum.

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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