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It could just be blood pressure changes during the day and this is a real thing because I lost about 60 lbs in a year without the doctor checking my blood pressure much and come to find out my blood pressure went from 120/80 to 98/58, it's a little low and that being said was the reason I had these episodes of fainting without fainting ...
Does Multiple Sclerosis affect the Vagus Nerve (Cranial Nerve X) I have been having lots of black outs (aka fainting or syncope), and I noticed when these occurred my blood pressure falls to around 85/40 (sometimes even lower). As I starting researching fainting (over the Internet), I learned quite a bit about it, and some of the perceived causes. One perceived cause is damage to the Cranial Nerve X, the Vagus nerve. The Vagus Nerve works on several areas of the body.
Hi, I am needing help for my father who is 78 years old and very active. He had a fainting or black out spell Friday while eating lunch. My mother said he just slowly passes out and he thought he was telling her he needed help but no words were coming out. He is only out a couple of minutes but we are worried. Could these spells be TIA'S and he not know it? He just saw his heart doctor and a complete stress test with pictures of his heart was done and everything was ok.
Literally have had bouts of extreme abdominal cramping, profuse sweating (wear I remove all my clothing no matter WHAT bathroom I'm in), hyperventilating leading to rigidity and passing out. The earliest I can remember fainting from was about age 12, directly related to my awful period cramps. passed out trying to get to my mom, who was loading the dishwasher. Only made it to the kitchen, where I landed on the corner of the dishwasher door, busting my head open.
He had a fainting or black out spell Friday while eating lunch. My mother said he just slowly passes out and he thought he was telling her he needed help but no words were coming out. He is only out a couple of minutes but we are worried. Could these spells be TIA'S and he not know it? He just saw his heart doctor and a complete stress test with pictures of his heart was done and everything was ok. He has had his esophagus checked out by a specialist and everything was ok.
But now they are getting serious. The main symptom is extreme trouble in breathing and feeling of choking on food while <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing food during meals, Other symptoms that come very frequently along these are: 1. Heaviness all over my body. 2. Feeling of numbness on surface of my body. 3. Fear of fainting. 4. Fear of brain haemorrhage. 5. Blurry vision. 6. Heart pain. 7. Aggression. 8. Belching and passing of a lot of gas with hyperacidity. 9. Frequent High/low blood pressure. 10.
Suddenly have 5 times of fainting episode within 1 month ( Sept-Oct). Fainting with seizure liked movement. but its not a seizure move actually. Its seems like body twitching + spasms where the middle part of her body moving up with cramping-look. The twitching repeat 5-6 time within 15-20 minutes. Gap for every twitch about 5 minutes and body twitch(spasms) about 45 second. After all that she lying down fatigue. Very hard to get a prompt alert. The fast is about 1 hour. The longest is 4 hours.
) I haven't received an official diagnosis of Chiari yet, but an MRI done for occasional fainting episodes showed, "mild cerebellar tonsil ectopia." No measurements were given, so I don't know how many millimeters or anything. I do know a diagnosis of Chiari would explain a lot.
On a side note, the past few weeks (starting a 2 weeks before noticing this back lump) I have had a sore area in my throat (not a sore throat!, no pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing, but an irregular feeling like a lump or abrasion) WITH what seemed to be salivary gland pain, two (first tender, then hard) lymph glands in neck, and pain/throb in armpit, groin, and femoral region (no noticed lumps except swollen pain in groin while on Augmentin) and ear pain.
About 7 years ago I started fainting when I eat. My face turns white and my lips turns blue approximately 4 to 6 times a month. My heart drops in t the low 50's and rises in the low 100's . As time passes this seems to be long lasting with either lower or higher HR I have visited an array of doctor from neurologist, ENT, cardiologist, neurosurgeons, Gastorologist and more! Two weeks ago the cardiologist had me wear a holster monitor for my heart.
Is it possible ot have GERD without any burning, bad enough to cause me to black out for a few seconds? I have had a few fainting episodes over the last 3 months that have been preceeded by urination. However the symptoms I have are very similar to a previous illness when I was prescribed some Pariet. I am trying the Pariet again but was curious if these symptoms were consistent with GERD, and if there is any connection with urination?
Female, 25 years old 150mg Zoloft per day Started Prozac age 12 – changed to Zoloft age 14 to current Counseling stopped at age 18 for various reasons Palpitations – can sometimes see stomach and neck pulsating Rapid Heart Beat – (up to 168 with light activity) with occasional chest pains Excessive sweating (not due to activity) 4 episodes of fainting – all with convulsions while unconscious and short time after Bloating – severe. Stomach becomes large and distended.
Recently her ENT noticed a second lower stenosis in her trachea. She has wheezing, trouble <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing and coughing up flem, coughing, stridor and fainting. They were so sure they were going to do the cardiac surgery. We even had the cardioligist tell us that the surgery schedular will be calling us. He then called a week later and said that they decided they do not need to do the procedure after looking at her MRI angiogram again.
I have had pvc's but they went away. This all started with a fainting episode one day and several near fainting spells. Have been to two Dr's and the first one was a jerk and said I have panic/ anxiety so he put me on effexor.....wrong very bad problems with it I was worse than without it. Now I went to Mass General in Boston which is one of the BEST hospitals in the country and my new internest thinks it is anxiety. I actually saw him today for the 2nd time.
It lasts anywhere from 5 seconds to 30 seconds. Then all is normal. Sometimes is happens while drinking things and other times just after coughing. It seems like Laryngospasm but could it be related to the Lupus or is this something new on its own. It has been happening randomly for about 4 years now and no doctor can figure it out. They just put him on Allergy meds but they dont seems to help... Any ideas? What would be the next steps if any? Also is it life threatening?
A little history- I became a type 1 diabetic in my thirties while pregnant with my third child. I had no history of diabetes or family history. I went into a Dka and delivered prematurely. I had pancreatitis and gall bladder disease. For the last four years they have been trying to exactly pinpoint why I was having these (blood sugar is good now, for a long time, cholesterol good, no smoking, ect.
Symptoms may include headaches, neck pain or stiffness, ear aches, congestion or ringing in the ears, cracking, popping or grating noises in the joint, dizziness and fainting, difficulty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing, pain behind the eyes, limited opening or discomfort on opening, numbness in the hands, along with shoulder and neck pain. It seems to me that this should be our moral responsibility to treat these patients. Most members of the medical community are unprepared to deal with these patients.
Female, 25 years old 150mg Zoloft per day Started Prozac age 12 – changed to Zoloft age 14 to current Counseling stopped at age 18 for various reasons Palpitations – can sometimes see stomach and neck pulsating Rapid Heart Beat – (up to 168 with light activity) with occasional chest pains Excessive sweating (not due to activity) 4 episodes of fainting – all with convulsions while unconscious and short time after Bloating – severe. Stomach becomes large and distended.
Inadequate hydration is the primary cause of conspitation and syncopal (fainting) episodes while straining on the toilet. The aides have to know that simply because the patient opens their mouth they shouldn;t have a spoon of jellow or a drink. They will often "cheek" the liquid, and then lie back and ten minutes later when the aide has left the room you end up with aspiration pneumonia.
It was sort of like when on period (oh not sure if the English is right) it just came. My throat was feeling tight and I am always having some trouble <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing (it is not to bad though). After this week or so that this was going on, I just started thinking if this was all connected. So I found out about the Vagus nerve and that it has to do with everything I was feeling. Even I then figured out that this could be connected to my blood pressure being so low at the same time!
Being upright is the absolute worse for me, the POTS put me at risk of fainting and drop my blood pressure and heart rate due to the blood pooling while I still have this pressure to worry about. I currently DON'T have a regular physician or any kind of specialist besides a dysautonomia specialist who's been making me wait more than 9 months to go back...
may have something to do with premature beats, and if you get a premature beat (PVC or PAC) after each normal beat for a short while, your heart rate will feel like it's dropping to half for a short while, but again, to achieve a heart rate of 20 bpm, your normal heart rate would be just 40 bpm, and that sounds a bit slow too. If you truly have a heart rate of 20 bpm, it may be serious and you must see a doctor.
a bit of a long story but a few weeks ago my doctor put me on citalopram again due to stress. i was taking 20mgs a day for 9 days then stoped due to the side effects i have while taking them 1.unable to ejaculate when having sex with my wife 2.dry mouth i think the term is cotton mouth also the feeling of tight buring lips but the lips look fine 3.
blurred vision seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating) fainting rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat chest pain difficulty breathing seizure fever, sweating, confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, and severe muscle stiffness abnormal bleeding or bruising tiny red spots directly under the skin sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body unsteady walking that may cause falling sudden muscle twitching or je
hives skin rash itching difficulty breathing or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs hoarseness cool, moist skin fast pulse or breathing unusual thirst nausea vomiting confusion weakness dizziness fainting Lidocaine patches may cause other side effects.
More recently, when I tilt my head back, I get vertigo, ataxia, trouble <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing, fuzzy vision esp in left eye, left facial numbness, right sided weakness, and I was told by a neurosurgeon it sounds like I am cutting off blood supply to my brian. The symptoms last for minutes to hours. When I am extremely careful with how I turn my head, I feel much better.
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- heart palpitations, heart arrythmias - chest tightness - urinary spasms - constipation - menstrual cramps, premenstrual irritability - difficulty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>swallow</span>ing, a feeling of a lump in the throat - insomnia - light sensitivity, loud noise sensitivity - high blood pressure - numbness, tingling, zips, zaps and other vibratory sensations - being uptight or prone to temper - muscle twitches, soreness, cramps, spasms, tension, tightness - back aches, neck pain - headaches, migraines - jaw joint p
-lightheadedness and near fainting when standing for more than a few minutes (i've actually fainted a small number of times) -Pain/tension/stress on my lower neck that vibrates up my head and down my spine, and that hurts more when I move my head. -Dizzyness. -Bobble-head feeling -Difficulty standing, or sitting when I don't have neck/head support. Lying down/resting my head always improves pain and lightheadness. Wearing a soft neck brace also helps.
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