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Re: Night Attacks

Re: Night Attacks

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Posted by Elizabeth on October 01, 2000 at 13:52:35:

In Reply to: Re: Night Attacks posted by Femke on October 01, 2000 at 12:27:35:

Good idea about seeing a doctor. I remember the first one I had during the daytime was in public -- a movie theater. They wheeled me out of there on a gurney with oxygen and saline. My BP was 60/40 and I was barely consious. All because of IBS. So it's not exclusively diarrhea or constipation, other complications seem to come in to play. I feel as I'm getting older I'm having less of those really severe attacks (I'm still sick quite frequently but I haven't passed out in almost 3 years).

They thought I was epileptic because I would pass out and convulse a little (which is normal for syncope). I saw nuerologists, cardiologists, I even had MRIs, bone scans, tilt-table tests, and of course several EEGs. No one seemed to know what to do. Until I finally saw a GI surgeon who was very helpful. That's where I should have started in the first place. ;)

I have a question for you. When I had them I would feel like death most the night but once I slept a little I was perfectly fine. Almost back to normal (except twice, where I was hospitalized for a few days). It's a really odd occurence and it's somewhat comforting to know other people have gone through or know what I'm talking about.

Good luck, and if you feel up to it, come back and give an update!



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