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Date Joined Jun 2003
Total Posts : 561
   Posted 11/15/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
A happy and fun Weekend wished for all..
Last Night I was sitting on Toilet (P'ing) when an out of the blue off-balance and slight Vertigo type feeling came over me.My Heart pounded/slight discomfort,shaking/trembling,dry Mouth,became scared,thought I was going to die or something very bad happen to me.I became hypervigilant and scanning for Symptoms and when it will happen again crossed my mind.
I checked my Blood Sugar,it was alright (not high or low),so it wasn't my Blood Sugar.In fact,early October I had Blood Chemistry and for the most part,it checked out fine.
The past 2 Day's,I felt bad (Sinus-stuffy and a lil runny and Ears).I had a low-grade Temp Yesterday.
I noticed the above sensations when I leaned back on Toilet..I can't lean or tilt my Head back when sitting at my Desk,Toilet or anywhere coz the off-balance/Vertigo feeling happens and then I Panic.
There is so much stress right now that I can NOT change.Am still contending with my Aunt and the SIL and will have to (thank you Legal System) until my late Father's Estate is closed,which hopefully will be soon.
I can't buy a Car until I sell my Grandparent's Property,so am stuck at Home when there are many,many,many things I MUST get done to progress forward
My Sister Friend is VERY ill that Hospice has came in since Monday of the Week..I'm worried sick about her and can't get to her House to check on her.
I'm eventually moving to start anew,finish my Bachelors and go to Medical School to become a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician.
Have been searching for an Apartment,asking questions about School etc..
Just a lot going on and I'm feeling overwhelmed and sometimes alone..
I do NOT like Panic Attacks! cry cry cry cry cry

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 11/15/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   

You really do have a lot to deal with right now. I'm just relieved and happy for you that so much of it is leading to a good change in your life. However, I know it's hard and probably even pretty scary right now.

I don't experience vertigo, but since your tests and doctors' advice seem to be okay, I can share what I do when my "triggers" happen:

I tell myself this is something I've felt in my body before. It didn't harm me then, so it's *very* unlikely to harm me now. Deal with the fact that I really am scared, but try to talk to myself as I would soothe a child who's afraid of a monster: yes, I'm scared, honestly scared, but the thing I'm afraid of can't really hurt me. It doesn't mean I'm foolish to be scared - no matter what other people might say. I remind myself that it will go away soon, and I'll feel okay physically, but shaken up. My body will be fine, so I just have to accept and then deal with my fear.

Health anxiety is really upsetting, so I know where you're coming from. Know that we're all here to support you, and you're going to be okay.


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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 11/15/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Sydnee,

Nice to see you. :-)

Vasovagal syncope. Some people get dizzy when they strain to cough, pee, or have a bowel movement. These actions can sometimes prompt a "vasovagal" response (this is the effect of your vagus nerve on your circulatory system): a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate, leading to dizziness. Remember I am not your physician but if you are concerned about this problem just do not bare down when your having a BM.  If that does not work, see you Pysician.

Take care



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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/15/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Sydnee :)

Just realize with all you are going through, that being a little anxious is normal. Don't fight it though and let it carry you away :) Like my doc told me a couple of days ago, the worse that will happen, you will pass out and wake up feeling fine :) Whenever you get like that, lay down or sit in a safe place. . . Relax and control your breathing. . . and you will be okay :) Best of luck to you!!!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
God Bless Each & Every One Of You :)

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 11/15/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Great input from all
Nice to see you Sydnee
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 310
   Posted 11/17/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
(((Sydnee))), wow, you are going thru so much right now! I do not know what is causing your symptoms, but I went thru a period of time right around my Crohn's diagnosis when I passed out a few times... doctors said it was vasovagal response as described above by Kitt. It could be something or nothing, but I understand how you feel and hope you will feel better soon.

Take care,

Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 11/27/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am new to this forum but I have been expeeriencing something called Paxil poop out for the past few months, I did not realize this could happen with meds but I suppose one becomes immune eventually, have had my panic attacks returning and the anxious feelings!!!!Panic attacks are not fun I agree!!!!!! Everyone who has not had one should experience at least one in their lifetime to see how NOT fun they are.  Hate to say that but it is true!!!! confused Sounds like you had a panic attack that is what mine are like.....I was under stress at the job this summer, but didn't really think it would affect me this way although day by day I noticed anxiety creeping up until I had several full blown panic attacks in Sept.  I have been switched to a different med but haven't been on it long enough to see if it is working yet, only 2 weeks so far........also some depression because the fear of getting the panic attacks makes me not want to do anything, hence, the depression because I feel bad about that.  A vicious cycle........anyone with any help on this matter please post reply as well!! Thank you and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 11/27/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Sydnee, I totally can identify with all your feelings and symptoms, they are truly not fun...hang in there, i talk to myself and try to get myself out of the panic, that helps.  Sometimes realizing that nothing can happen to you helps, but it is hard to believe that when you are feeling so panicky....i also get very tired aftera bad one.......take it with stride and hang in there......I never realized how many people have these anxiety problems!!!!  
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