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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Wink Fun in the ER today! diagnosis: VasoVagal Syncope

Anyone have a problem with this? Or know anyone? How do you deal with this, and what triggers your episodes?

Today when I was working (thankfully at a hospital) I was feeding a patient and began to get really hot, within 30 seconds I had to leave the room, as I got to the hallway I had double vision, then I walked to the front desk down a long hallway holding the wall as I walked. By the time I got to the front desk to get the nurses to help me I couldn't stand. I could barely see anything anymore, my vision was very weird, very fuzzy and white. I was breathing really hard and sweating so much that during this 5 minute episode I had soaked through 2 shirts, even my legs were wet. I was sooooo hot I cant even explain, but I was cold to the touch. The nurses were all surrounding me, one got a blood sugar-- 106, perfect. One got an oxygen saturation % -- 99%, great. When the machine tried to get my blood pressure it tried 3 times with no avail, so they tried a different machine on the other arm, still no pressure. Then they tried to get it manually and they couldn't even hear my heart beat through the stethoscope. My pulse was 45..... By the time I wan in a wheelchair to go to the EC I was coming out of it-- this was nearly 5 minutes later. When I got to the EC I was basically normal. Cold and shivering, sweaty and shaky, but normal pulse and BP..... weird huh. They hooked me up to an IV and took a few viles of blood. electrolyte levels, pregnancy test, blood sugar, bloodclots and hydration tests. everything came back A' okay.

I had had these episodes since I was in elementary school. Maybe once a year or every 2 years. But I was never monitored during an episode, my doctor always thought it was a virus or a blood sugar problem. I got COUNTLESS tests and saw many neurologists and a kid and no one ever had an answer. The ER doc told me it was most likley vagovagal syncope. a random glitch with my vagus nerve that causes my body to go into shock.... lovely huh?

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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry...that is horrible. Glad you are doing better now...
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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #3
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I believe I know what the problem is . My wife gets the same thing. First I assume the patient you where with was a male, maybee you found him attractive, my wife says that sometimes she looks at me and gets all weak and starts sweating but feels cold and dizzy. Come to think of I get the same way around her. Hey if your not attracted to the patient, where you thinking about your husband? That love thing does strange things to people.
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Sounds close to a parasympathetic tone out. I have seen this before while transporting.
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I am glad you are still around kickn.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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Sounds close to a parasympathetic tone out. I have seen this before while transporting.
with vasovagal syncope the vagus nerve over reacts and your body goes into shock
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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with vasovagal syncope the vagus nerve over reacts and your body goes into shock
Happened to a co-worker 2 years ago, came to my cube thinking he was having a heart attach. Had to take him to the ER. Is that nerve near the stomach? I thought that was the case with him, something with his stomach caused it. I had a similar incident onceand got to spend some time in the ER running on the treadmill. But I have low blood pressure sometimes. Think I measured 60/30 once during a routine asthma checkup...

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Today when I was working ....began to get really hot.... I was breathing really hard .... even my legs were wet. I was sooooo hot I cant even explain.........tried to get it manually ..... I was coming ...this was nearly 5 minutes later.
Wouldn't be me if I didn't leave the cliff notes....:tonka:
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Glad to hear you're alright.. That's Crazy..

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Glad to hear you are OK Lindsay

Both of our kids have had their shares of episodes of one kind or another. Saw Randy with an episode of Syncope, in a hospital in fact a couple of years ago. Held my son, stiff as a board, and prayed I did not lose him on the spot. Very scary. So, I am doubly glad you are OK.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #11
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Glad to hear you are alright


Am I the only one that read that wrong to start with?
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Glad you're ok! If this happens again, PLEASE try to remember to sit down on the ground!!!! If you pass out you never know what you'll end up hitting on the way down.
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Okay, I Googled it:
http://www.ecureme.com/emyhealth/dat...al_Syncope.asp

Sounds like a pretty good diagnosis. Perhaps you should get the 'test' that is refered to on this site?

Good Luck, (and remember: if you feel faint...Lie down and put your legs up!)



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Wouldn't be me if I didn't leave the cliff notes....:tonka:


but glad your ok.
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Anyone have a problem with this? Or know anyone? How do you deal with this, and what triggers your episodes?

Today when I was working (thankfully at a hospital) I was feeding a patient and began to get really hot, within 30 seconds I had to leave the room, as I got to the hallway I had double vision, then I walked to the front desk down a long hallway holding the wall as I walked. By the time I got to the front desk to get the nurses to help me I couldn't stand. I could barely see anything anymore, my vision was very weird, very fuzzy and white. I was breathing really hard and sweating so much that during this 5 minute episode I had soaked through 2 shirts, even my legs were wet. I was sooooo hot I cant even explain, but I was cold to the touch. The nurses were all surrounding me, one got a blood sugar-- 106, perfect. One got an oxygen saturation % -- 99%, great. When the machine tried to get my blood pressure it tried 3 times with no avail, so they tried a different machine on the other arm, still no pressure. Then they tried to get it manually and they couldn't even hear my heart beat through the stethoscope. My pulse was 45..... By the time I wan in a wheelchair to go to the EC I was coming out of it-- this was nearly 5 minutes later. When I got to the EC I was basically normal. Cold and shivering, sweaty and shaky, but normal pulse and BP..... weird huh. They hooked me up to an IV and took a few viles of blood. electrolyte levels, pregnancy test, blood sugar, bloodclots and hydration tests. everything came back A' okay.

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I'm glad your ok but I would laugh my ass off if that test had a different result.:tonka:
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #16
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Glad to hear you are alright


Am I the only one that read that wrong to start with?

No, you are not.
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Sounds pretty scary Linz, hope you or they can figure out what's going on with that.
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Actually, the cardiologist told me I had this and told me to do the table tilt test. Yes I have been through the same episodes before as well.
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No, you are not.
yes i thought this thread was going in a different direction

glad your ok
























that is all
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yep when the double vision and fuzzy vision started I went to the front desk and they sat me in a chair. for a split second outside of the patients room I tried to sit in a computer chair and put my head on a desk but after maybe 15 seconds and my vision getting worse thats when I walked to the front desk for help.

The ER doc told me to see my primary care physician and have her send me to most likley a cardiologist to get a tilt test and a stress test.

and the vagus nerve goes for a few places, lugs and heart as far as I know. Not sure what the nerve by the stomach is....
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