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vasovagal question

From: mark (
Date: 5/14/01
Time: 12:00:02 PM
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i am 38 yrs of age. i 1st had a syncope episode 12 months ago. i went through all cardiac tests, lab tests, 24 hr urine, mri of head, you name it ive had it except foe TTT. i was diagnosed with sleep apnea. i have since lost from 297 to my current 200. i stipped using my sleep machine 4 months ago and bp medication. i started waking up again during the night to urinated. this always happens at 3 - 4am. when this first started i had to have a bowel movement and found myself on the floor. this happened twice before going to ed, hence sleep apnea diagnois. i now have lost almost 100# and 2 days ago i had to go to have a bowel movement at work during the day about 4pm. the symptoms came back, bright lights, tachycardia,sweating and the shakes. i went to er and ed md stated vasovagal. last night on my 38 birthday i had to have a bowel movment again 330-400am and felt symptoms coming on, i got off the comode and lifted my legs and stayed there for about 5 min until i had to get back up to have the bowel movement. after i got back on the floor and raised my legs again. i know its about over when i start sweating. it passes and then the uncontroable shakes contine for about 5 minutes then back to normal. oh also i have awakened several nights (the same time 3 - 4am) with just the shakes, then it goes away. please help this is old, i normally run 2 miles a day now im just scared of this please help and advise

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