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Re: awakened from sleep

From: Darcy
Date: 3/30/01
Time: 5:08:37 PM
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I don't know if I have V-V, but the first time it happened it was a few days before Christmas. I woke up and I was extremely dizzy. I went to the bathroom, passed out, and hit my head on the counter. When I woke up, I was freezing. I don't know how long I was out. I went to the ER the next day because I was still dizzy. The doctors did a Cat Scan and bood work. All the tests came out normal, so they decided it was vertigo. Then, exactly one month later, the same thing happened. It woke me up from a dead sleep, but this time it only lasted 10 minutes. Two months later (which was last night) it happened again. This time it woke me up from a dead sleep, lasted about 10 minutes, and my bladder felt like it was having spasms. Today, my bladder really hurts. I didn't pass out the last two times, though. What is wrong with me? Could this be V-V? If you have any information that could help me, please email me at Thank you.

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