Well, in looking up the definition I may have come across our diagnosis! Vaso means vascular, and vagal is a nerve which controls blood flow....here is the definition I found for "vasovagal attack": Note at the end it is now considered anxiety neurosis. I'll have to go look that one up for us, too.
Syndrome consisting of palpitation, chest pain, respiratory difficulties, and disturbances in gastric motility; once attributed to vagal stimulation, now considered psychogenic (anxiety neurosis).
Here's anxiety neurosis: Chronic abnormal distress and worry to the point of panic followed by a tendency to avoid or run from the feared situation.
Sounds like it is another medical way of saying anxiety attack to me.
During one of these episodes, I find myself trying to eat or drink something/anything to try to make the feeling go away. When I said I get cold sweats, I mean to the point that my hair starts dripping from my scalp sweating and my clothes being soaked, that is when I go crawl into bed, deep breathe, and end up falling asleep after it is finally over because I am exhausted. The feeling you are talking about
like "going to pass out and die" is kinda the feeling I have in my gut, which is why I just explained it as a weird feeling.
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Parafon Forte
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.