Re: sarcoidosis and dizzy spells
Hello, Paul (?).
I'm not a doctor, but I am a sarcoidosis patient. I'm one of about 3% of sarcoid cases in which the sarcoids grew in the heart. I, too, had dizzy spells, each one lasting about 10 - 15 seconds following standing up. My family doctor conducted an EKG test and found I had a blockage in my heart's electrical system. This interfered with my heartbeat, resulting in blood not flowing to my brain effectively, causing the dizziness. I was sent immediately to the ER, where numerous tests over the next few days identified my cardiac sarcoidosis. Two days later I had an implanted pacemaker. My heart deteriorated over time and I had a heart transplant 5 years after the initial discovery. I never had stomach pains so I can't offer any comment about that. However, I HIGHLY recommend you get an EKG. This test is totally noninvasive and only takes a few minutes.
Last edited by sarcoidray; 10-25-2012 at 11:28 AM.