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From: steve
Date: 7/22/01
Time: 12:19:19 PM
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I have had syncope for about a year and a half now. Until this past week this has only happened while I was in the shower. I get a feeling of claustrafobia, my pulse rate slows, and I have passed out in the past. Lately I have been able to lie down and after a minute or two, I feel fine. The last episode I was not in the shower I was in bed under the covers. I had this uncotrollable urge to get out of bed and out of that room. This latest time it felt a little like what I have read about anxiety attacks.This last time I was able to lie down 1-2 minutes and avoid passing out. Any similiar reactions?

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