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This isn't Dr.Chip but Dr.Bray ...he has not picked up your question for a while now so I thought I would respond to your concern. I will be happy to opt out of you want to wait for Dr. Chip. ..just let me know!!
It sounds to me that your symptoms were induced by the nausea ....nausea causes what we call a vagal response. The vagal response may lower your pulse rate and blood pressure . so dizziness is common. A vasovagal response is the most common cause of a common faint. I think the feeling light headed and woozy and the sweats were caused by the vagal response . less common but I suspect the transient ringing in the ears was related. If you had some stomach irritation that is most common cause of nausea ...
So I would watch your stomach for further signs of possible trouble going forward ....you may want to be more cautious as to what you eat and drink going forward into next week for example (watch out for alcohol or coffee or hot spicy or acidic foods )
I hope that this makes sense and us helpful for you. Let me know If I may be of further help. If my answers have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback Thank you and Best Regards,
Anthony Bray MD
well the symptoms that you describe do sound to be a vaso-vagal response. The most common reason is nausea but psychological shock can also have similar effect. (I had a healthy 18 year old boy in my office one time having his blood drawn and he passed out and slumped out of chair to floor!!) That is what a vaso-vagal response can do!
Without knowing what other factor MIGHT cause that I look for nausea as the most common culprit!
Anxiety can cause this as well >> especially a panic attack could do this...
I hope this is helpful to give you insight on what may have occurred with you!
Let me know if you have further details or questions or concerns> I will be happy to get back with you! Best Regards!
Well I was saying anxiety isnt helping since this happened. But I do know one thing because of my anxiety I am prob going to feel like I am nauseous again when Im not. So this doesn't sound like anything serious? Its just so weird it happened it came on like that like mear seconds after standing up. Did I maybe get up to fast? It def felt like my blood pressure dropped. Im willing to bet thats the feeling I was was feeling. It just started with the feeling in my gut then came one after another. Gut, dizzy,heavy, stumbling, sweating,ringing. Then died down after laying down sort of. Ringing was last to go.
No it does not sound serious. It sounds that it was more transient from what I gather..
Standing up fast can certainly start such a feeling as what you describe, yes to that !
It sounds that you appropriately sat and lied back down whaich was the right thing to do. It sounds that the troubling symptoms passed. Let me know if that is not the case.
From what we have discussed though it sounds to be of a transient type nature. I think that it fits with a vaso-vagal event..
You suddenly get up and the blood pressure to the head drops >> you probably came somewhat near a faint but not quite.. there not being any ongoing problem should allow you to recover fully without further problem...
On the other hand if you should have other concerning symptoms then increase the care that you take and take appropriate steps such as getting checked...
Let me know if I may be of further help! Best regards,
Yes all of the symptoms seemed to have gone. Now that does not mean that I may feel some nausea, but that may be in my head since thats what started it all. My anxiety is very complex lol. It makes me feel like I am so weird if I read or hear something I will feel lik those symptoms are happening to me.
I see, so it sounds that you carry a fair degree of health anxiety. Anxiety may also cause such symptoms. (The 18 year old perfectly healthy young man for example.. fainted due to an anxiety reaction..) So I include discussing nausea as the most common inciting symptom of the vagal response but other factors may also trigger this...
So it really sounds that you had a VAGAL response for some reason. I can't tell you exactly the why...
I hope that this helps and makes sense. Let me know if you have further questions or discussion or concerns. Take Care!
Hey Jay--just got back on but only for a sec--if you need to get back to me here tomorrow
How are you feeling now?
I agree with Dr Bray about the vasovagal reaction--same thing happens when someone who can stand the sight of blood sees blood and nearly faints.
Nothing really to worry about
Yes and I've had it happen to me
That's just part of the vasovagal response sometimes
Anything more we need to talk about?
I think that's just in your head
If there's nothing more Jay we need to close this page