Sudden onset of nauseated feeling, perspiring on the forehead, clammy feeling coming on, continuing with dizziness and profuse sweating from head, neck and chest area creates the urgent need to make a bowel movement. Body is so heated, to the extent that I have the need to take off clothes and lay next to a cold item to cool body down. It's not gallstones because my gallbladder has been removed -- what else could it be?
Were you hungry when the episode happens? Are you a diabetic? Or does type 2 diabetes run in your family and it's possible that you were experiencing hypoglycemia (sometimes a precursor to type 2 diabetes)? The nausea and diarrhea don't necessarily fit, but everyone's body can react differently.
Or is it possible that your blood pressure is falling very low for some reason during these episodes. You may want to visit the ER again while the episode is happening. That way, the physicians can see what is happening to your body and check vital signs and even blood sugar while the episode occurs. I'm sorry if I just raised more question in your mind, but at least you have some things to think about and ask your physician about.
These are my same exact syptoms! Sweat described peice by peice what happens to me!
*It come ONLY 2-3 times a year.
*Only during bowel movement
*never last over 20 minutes
*starts right before bowel movement and ends 15-30 minutes after
*body immediately returns to normal after bowel movement
I just had it happen to me again today. I had to take all my clothes off and run cold water on a rag to put on my head.... while sitting on the toilet! I almost felt as if I needed to throw up at one point, but never did. After several minutes it went away completely!
If you can, PLEASE HELP! I don't have insurance right now and want to know what I am looking for without a million test!
Are you a smoker or ever was? I'm 24 and I experience the same thing a few months later. But the catch in my story is that I was a victim to child abuse and that is somehow why I was experiencing these things. Now I find out all these storeys have in common, dehydration?
Hang in there, I'm going to calculate my water and see if it's fixed. Quite possible...
I am sorry you didn't get a response in 2010 with your concerns. Are you still having any problems or has things since resolved?
I have had all these syptoms and went to the drs and no one can tell me what is going on. It got so bad one year while I work that I completely blacked out and was transported by ambulance. My co-worker had told me that my skin felt like it was on fire. By the time I got to the hospital I was fine. It has happened to me numerous times. Would love to get an answer. I don't have a spinal cord injury. I do have a rupture disk.
Just posted this message for someone else but the same might apply to you. I suffered from this for three years before a doctor caught my blood sugar down at 2.2! Please read my email below and hope you get it under control. I am thinking of setting up a medical (not new agey) based association for hypoglycemics because at least in Canada where I live, there is no support. Also, I must add that my doctor also tested me for MS, a heart arrythmia, hypothyroidism and transient ischimic attacks to rule those out because they CAN produce similar symptoms:
Hi there. I had these attacks also for years before a doctor figured me out. I believe you are having a hypoglycemic attack. When your blood sugar gets low (less than 3.6- for me less than 4.2) it triggers your adrenals hence why you sweat, shake, heart races. One side effect of this is your bowels open up. By the time you have defecated and the adrenaline has raised your blood sugar you feel more normal which is why you associate the relief with going to the bathroom. Hypoglycemia can be a precursor to diabetes. I have controlled mine by making sure I dont eat lots of sugar, I always combine a protein with a carbohydrate when I eat. In case I have an attack I carry a glucometer on me so I can take a reading of my blood sugar and I carry a tube of glucose tablets (take 4 tablets or 20g of carbs when you feel an attack coming on). THe longer you can keep the attacks at bay, the less strain you are putting on your body and they should go away. If they get really aggressive then you may have an insulinoma (small benign insulin producing tumor-VERY RARE), which my endocrinologist is waiting to test me for if they come back again. Hope that helps. As a caution there is alot of bullshit out there on hypoglycemia. I took the medical route and have it under control.
My grandmother has had these "spells" for more than 2 decades - EXACTLY as described here. She has had every imaginable neurological and cardiac test under the sun... Was finally refered to a Cardiologist who specializes in Autonomic Nervous System Disorders. Do a google search for the "Vagus Nerve"- it is connected to the heart, lungs, stomach, etc. It can affect your blood pressure too. Find a Cardiologist who deals with vascular and ANS issues. Good luck.
Hello, My mother has all of these exact symptoms so I am doing an internet search for her. It is very upsetting the sweating and changing added to her neuropathy. Did the cardiologist help your Grandma. Please, let me know. Thanks
Just two attacks almost exactly like this except didn't notice needing the bm the first time, but it was mild compared to the second attack. Taking my contact out, suddenly felt fullness in my chest area, heat sweeping thru me and sweat suddenly running from my face and body and slight difficulty breathing. Even my arms were sweating. Eventually, felt the need for bm, but was afraid to move. Wasn't sure if I was having a mini-stroke, a heart attack (didn't want to push on the nerve down there if that was the case) then nausea was added to the mix. Was also afraid to even try to throw up for fear that effort would increase likelihood of heart attack if that's what it was. Eventually, had to give in to urge to sit on the commode and see if anything would happen, which it did not. Also had small amt of dry heaves. I've never experienced anything like this, hope I never do again! And, as others have described, about 15-20 minutes after it started, it ended. I was weak, and tired, my skin felt wet and clammy and i needed a blanket. At no time did I have pain, either in my abdomen or chest area. No difficulty in walking, talking, no loss of use of speech or facial laxness.
I'm SO thankful I found this site. Even if the original question is old, it doesn't matter, I've found much encouragement to read that this has been happening to some people for years. As long as I know it's going to end quickly, and is surviveable, at least the fear factor is gone. Annoying, yes. But, it's not a heart attack and it's not a stroke, and since you can't get to the ER while it's happening, it's nice to know I'll be ok. It sure doesn't feel like it when it's happening!
I have been experiencing symptoms similar to this for the past 2 years. I am currently taking methadone, and all of this kind of started about a year after I joined the clinic. I was formerly a heroin/hydromorphone addict but before I started taking methadone this has never happened to me. I have no insurance and no job because this happens to me at least 1 or 2 times a week now. I am taking 20mg a day now (down from 140mg) and its as if I am more constipated now than when I was taking more. I also have been taking docusate sodium every day, polyethylene glycol every 2 or 3 days, and glycerine suppositories 1 or 2 times a week when I get really stopped up.
Every time I get sick it is right when I wake up in the morning. Of course I feel extremely constipated so I try to use the bathroom. Usually I have to go up to 5 times in a 2-3 hr period, each time not much coming out and it is usually very hard and in balls or pellets. But after I use the bathroom I start feeling nauseous, and so begins my 1-6 hr battle through hell with my body. I start sweating so profusely that I completely soak my shirt and boxers and the sheets on the bed in a matter of minutes. Also my girlfriend has told me that my sweat will smell like feces on those days. I start going through extreme waves of nausea and dry heaving, and I also keep burping up a seemingly endless supply of air, each burp making the nausea/heat wave subside a little bit more. Plus i'm breathing so rapidly and my heart is racing i feel like its gonna explode. And on the really bad days my hands and toes start to get numb, like its not getting enough circulation or something. After the wave ends I get extremely cold until the sweating/heaving process starts again every 5-7 minutes or so.
This continues from around 6am to about noon on the worst days. The only thing so far I have found that helps it is a combination of forcing bowel movements, taking my dose, taking scalding hot showers for hours at a time, and drinking milk or eating meat to get something in my stomache (but i can only do this once my body will allow me to get it down. As far as the showers, this is the only relief I can get from the nausea waves which is weird because I have to turn the shower on super hot, but when I get the nausea waves it is heat that makes me puke but when the wave subsides I cool down. So I dont understand why really hot water running over makes the waves stop temporarily. But as soon as I step out of the shower the waves come back again, so I go and lay back down.
This whole 5-6 hr period I am constantly going from the toilet, to the shower, to the bed...I can never be content in one place. As time goes by and as I keep going to the bathroom the waves get spaced farther apart and become less intense. Finally, after 6 hrs of torture and begging God to take this sickness away I am able to fall back asleep, then I usually wake up an hour or so later and I still feel squeamish but I am near back to normal. I am not a suicidal person, but in the middle of these episodes I feel so horrible I feel as if I dont want to live anymore, not if I have to deal with this. I have heard many theories, ranging from diabetes or low testosterone due to the methadone. I have not been to a doctor for this yet because I dont have any money or insurance, and I still have outstanding bills at various local hospitals. But I cant take this anymore, I need help!!!
Sorry for the horrible grammar and run-on sentences, it is late and im too lazy to try to type this properly. :/
I am so glad that someone finally posted about this problem while taking methadone. I started having these symptoms when I started the methadone. It got so bad I made the switch to Suboxone (well, Subutex... so no Naloxone). It got much better and much more tolerable when I made the switch. My case is no longer as extreme as yours, but it is still pretty bad. It happens like once a day that I am overcome with the nausea, sweating, vomiting, dizziness, stomach pain, etc. I've almost passed out at several times and sometimes the pain in my stomach is so bad, I throw up all over myself because I am literally paralyzed. It's awful. But luckily instead of the attacks lasting hours, they only last for 5-10 minutes. The part where you describe how your hands and toes get numb... is it possible that you are in withdrawal when that happens? As a former addict I'm sure this has crossed your mind, but for me, one of the worst withdrawal symptoms is that numbness that you described. It doesn't go away until I take my Subutex. Usually my other symptoms go away after my first dose in the morning.
My suggestion? Smoke some weed (or take the tablets, they have them now). I'm serious. As everyone knows, it works wonders for nausea and for pain. It'll help with inflammation. It is the ONLY thing that has worked for me and the doctors have run every test and tried me on every kind of medication. If you live in a state where you can get a prescription, you can go that route. I know that it is only treating the symptoms and not the disease, but I was very much like you... I couldn't function. I couldn't go to work or get out of bed half the time. Once I started with the marijuana, I felt better and was finally able to get appointments with the right doctors to find an answer.
If you are still on the methadone, consider switching to Suboxone. You get a script and don't have to go to a clinic once a day and you won't hemorrhage money like you do for the Methadone. Good luck.
I've been using methadone for migraine/intractable headaches for 13-14 yrs now (wow) and these symptoms didn't start until I had a bowel resection 9 yrs ago so I can't blame all my problem on constipating medication. Shortly after surgery I'd be sitting in front of my sewing machine or computerand I'd break into a sweat so bad my calves were wet! and I HAD to get up and move--I call it the eebie-jeebies. So much for the overexertion theory.
The GI guy has repeatedly told me that narcotics are constipating and just shrugs at the other complaints--boy that's sooooo helpful. I use miralax daily.
I start the sweating/chills in the wee hrs of the night but my body doesn't want to evacuate til morning. Sometimes its a three-outfit night because the wet clothes just chill me. When things do start moving it takes several trips to the bathroom over the course of 2-4 hrs. After each episode all I can do is go back to bed, lay on my left side to help the poop move down the colon (hooray for gravity!) and let the pain pass. When I've empied out enough I, too, feel washed out and a bit wobbly.
However, out of all the listings on this site that I've read thru nobody has the running nose, watering eyes and yawning while pooping--as if there isn't enough oxygen in the bathroom--symptoms. I presume its because all the blood in my head has gone to my gut but just why that makes my eyes + nose run is a mystery and no dr has ever given me a explaination.
This is no fun.
I have had this before as well and it's very inconsistant. I was told it was vasovagal syndrome or vasovagal syncope, for me anyway.
As someone who has all these same problems and is a psychology student... I can finally see why people don't like psychology/psychologists. Not helpful.
Xanax is real helpful too. My mother suffered from panic attacks (thankfully she does not get them anymore) and i have anxiety with anxiety attacks (similar to panic attacks), sometimes without meds you don't get any relief. The breathing techniques are helpful to a point but the mind does not shut off. These symptoms described by the poster sound like panic attacks but they also sound like low blood sugar, nerve disorders, gastric disorders and cardiac events. I too have had that feeling the poster describes, but not with a bowel movement. Mine was incredibly low blood sugar from not eating. Then i developed gastritis from not eating (i foolishly martyred while depressed and only ended up damaging myself, a lesson i have learned from), which also causes the symptoms the poster described, though again, it didn't happen to me during a bowel movement. The poster may have had bowel or intestinal inflammation which can cause all kinds of terrible symptoms and can even bring on anxiety attacks from fear and pain. Right now i am starting to recover from the gastritis but i still get times of dizziness, fatigue, feelings of "not rightness (mentally)" shortly before a bowel movement (goes away afterward) and gas/stool cramps. If the person's symptoms were panic attacks, it seems like they would happen at times other than at the time of bowel movement.
Many thanks to all who have written here. Agreeing with vasovagal reflex diagnosis, and dehydration, and constipation - they can be related. I used to get VV attacks at the start of my period, when I would be (a) in pain, (b) a little constipated and dehydrated, and so (because of bloating) (c) a little crowded in the abdomen. Dehydration means constipation, stuff scraping along, irritating the vagus nerve and starting up the response. IBUPROFEN HELPS.When I'm dehydrated, I often get tiny headaches lasting 2-20 seconds. Finally figured out it was gas or stool scraping along. Bad posture, tight pants, etc. can even affect this (more abdominal crowding and hence irritation). Husband's attacks also seem to be inner-ear related, or else low blood sugar (when he's dieting).
I also came across this long after you posted it. Just so you know, you can still get gallstones after the gall badder has been removed. It is also referred to as slush or cystals. I had my galbadder removed in 1986 and in 2006 was having surgery again for gallstones. The lap at the end of the bile duct became inflamed causing all the slush, cystals and stones to back up and everything became infected. I almost died before Dr. M Goldschmidt of Plano TX diagnoised my problem in one examine and I was in surgery the next day. I again suffered for over 2 years trying to find the problem.
The crystals are produced by the liver and excreted into the bile duct which excrets them into the small intestines to to be exspelled from the body. One of the stones got kicked back into the peaceatic duct and caused a cyst to form in the peaceatic duct and then the panceas was involved and infected as was the liver. Now you can understand that after 2 years of this infection, why I almost died. It was touch and go for weeks after the surgery because of all the inflamation and the organs involved in the infection being so sick for 2 years with no medical treatment other then x-rays, MRI's, CT's, and every other test possible. What really ails me is the blood tests all pointed to gallstones but the doctors that were treating me seem to not know that one could still get gallstones and since I had my removed, they dismissed it as a problem. And the systems were much worse then with the gallbadder infection prior to removal. I couldn't even stand up without breaking out in sweats, nansea, dizziness, the awful feeling that I needed to have a bowel movement like right then and to point of almost passing out and the pain was unbelievable in my abdomen from the right side running to the left and all the way around to my lower spine. Every doctor would tell me that I needed to tell them that I drinked alcohol or they couldn't help me find the problem. I never drinked alcohol.
I now have the nansea, vomiting, sweating, the need to have a bowel movement but now it involves swollen lumph nodes in my neck for months now, and I have the pain in my abdomen and a need to get next the a cold floor and feel like I am going to just pass out. Nothing comes back on the liver or panceas and the doctors are stunted again as to what it is. It worries me this time that it could be non-hodgins lumphoma as I am having a lot of the same systems for that. A CT scan came back okay other then a calcified spheem. That is the second test that has been run to try and find out the problem as every doctor just tells me that it probably will just pass and play the wait and see game with my health.
I had another attack last night at a parking lot. You can't get to the dr. at the time, and as you say, its over with the exception of abdominal tenderness and extremely weak. This has been going on since my gallbladder was removed in 2000 and I too had Pancreatitis. I don't drink except an occassional glass of wine. Continued pain in my right side (mayo clinic ruled out pancreatic issues) and my whole stomach is bloated and feels like it's tearing. I have pain all around to my back. I went to mayo as a CT showed calcification in the pancreas, they said it is in my Splenic Artery, small renal cysts on right kidney, hiatal hernia too small to cause problems, none of these cause the problem? So walked out of there with "Fibromyalgia". Can I have stones and they not do the right test? They did and Endoscopy.
I also have back pain, vaginal area pain when sitting or over stretching to get laundry from the dryer, heavy lifting etc. Spinal stenosis and degenerative disks. Could it be the problem. I dont' know where to go anymore and am sick of these attacks and health issues. Suggestions welcomed.
I've answered before but have to ask to you drink a lot of soda? If so, stop as I'm finding thats part of my problem like yours. I've had 8 back surgeries with rod on lower back and plate in neck. the atttach you're having has nothing to hypreglosemic like one stated. Also MiraLAX over the counter now without script. My hospice doctor says that i'm not emptying out and it could stay there for a long time until it builds up and then the muscle spasms start as well as the sweat and the pain. I 've been off the coke-a-holic train for 4 days, the pain is passing, the swolling is going down, I've lost 2 lbs in the last 4 days since seeing doctor also, i've had polips before and need to go have colon checked. but I can tell a difference without the soda's. He told me that my liver turns the sugar into alcolol which makes sense as I've gained 40 lbs now since my thyroid has been removed. The pain from your back can bound up your bowels or the oposite. The pain in my abdolmen is getting less but I'm still going to dr for colon just in case as I've had some blood pasted lately but that could be from the bowels getting in a twist. My heart doesn't race with the attacks as one suggested the pain is too bad to tell what else is going on but you need get your colon checked out because a blockage can be missed and to keep this up can cause you more problems with your colon then you need. Go over your diet, is there a lot of sugar in something you are drinking that can cause the bowels to slow and build up like what we have. I don't want another surgery like the last to get the blockage cleaned out in surgery because the colon swelled so large that it closed it off and I couldn't go for sure then. Get the MiralAX anyway 1 capful in small glass of water twice a day. it works to get relief as I did within a few hours even though it said 1 to 3 days. Good luck and let me know about the cokes.
I have had these symptoms all of a sudden I will get hot and sweaty feel like I'm going to faint. A couple of episodes it was because I had to poop so bad and one time I actually fainted. I need help if u can think of what it maybe. I have had drs tell me different thing and one time I went in not feeling the greatest and blood pressure was fine please help
My boyfriend has this on occassion and on those times it came from a time in his life when he was experiencing intense stress. If the doctors can't find anything wrong with you, ask them for anti-anxiety meds and take them when you are undergoing a stressful time. This may help. Could be you're having a panic attack. My boyfriend actually blacks out. I think this helps him remove the stressful thoughts from his mind. I think this is his body's defense mechanism against the stress.
it is called dumping syndrome...can happen after gallbladder removal..look it up
OMG You have described what has happened to me since I was 16.
*excessive pain in my abdomen/swelling
* feeling of having to go #2 but scared to.
* Dizzy/ body over heating.
The only way I can stop this is laying on my side on a very cold floor in the fetal position. The pain can be so intense that it leaves me paralysed for several minutes. It doesn't happen very often. There have been times where I have desicated/ thrown up all over myself because the pain is too much for me to get up and get to the toilet. I have had every test known to man since the age of 16 and nothing has ever been found to be wrong with me. I thought maybe it had something to do with my period or a drop in blood pressure but again I was tested and nothing is wrong. Obviously somethings wrong. Anyone know?
I get this from timne to time too. Severe pain on my right flank side where my gallbladder was, and horrible stomach cramping, an urgent need to use the bathroom and sweating and feeling like I'm going to pass out. I was out once with my daughter when it happened, and there is nothing worse than the feeling of being out of control and potentially passing out in front of strangers with a 6 year old there, and me being terrified of what might happen to her. I hate it when it happens and no doctor can tell me what's going on--I've read everything from post cholecystectomy syndrome to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction to stones still forming to vasovagal nerve issues--no doc agrees on what it is and just think it's in my head. I'm glad to know this happens to others as well, I wonder how many of us have either been diagnosed with gallstones, or already had our gallbladder out and if it's a "rapid voidance" thing?
I have had the same exact symptoms my whole life except my attacks are more frequent. It has been hell. I started staying home for fear of having episodes. BIG MISTAKE. I suffer from agoraphobia, panick attacks and severe anxiety. Now which came first? Some say it's in my head, others say IBS, food poisoning, etc... but I maintain my theory: something is wrong. I have had these symptoms since I was very young. They have gotten worse. So I finally found a nurse and she said to get a colonoscopy so tomorrow I see the GP for a reference. Hopefully some relief will occur and maybe I'll get to the bottom of this. My point is: don't give up on trying to find help. We might not all be suffering from the same thing (maybe we are :P) but we are suffering. I will research the possibility of it being Autonomic Dysreflexia or vasovagal syndrome and talk to my doc about it. Thanks for all your posts.
It sounds like a vasovagal reaction, which can be elicited by several conditions, one of which is an impending, large bowel movement. When increasing pressure from the bowel, or even straining at stool, it increases pressure on the vagus nerve. This can elicit a vasovagal reaction within the body. The vagus nerve runs the length of the GI tract and passes by and interacts with the heart as well. The term vasovagal breaks down into two components: vaso for vasopressure, or the mechanism that regulates blood pressure, and vagal for the vagus nerve.since the cardiovascular system shares the vagus nerve with the GI system. When stimulated, the vagus nerve causes the blood vessels to dilate, causing low blood pressure and dizziness. Fainting may even be a result if not remedied. You may also experience malaise, a sensation of unwellness, due to the slowing of your heart and low blood pressure along with other symptoms-similar to the feeling of unwellness some heart attack victims feel. The dilation of the blood vessels creates an overly warm sensation with facial flushing and sweating. Nausea results from the hyperexcitability of the GI tract. To avoid passing out, lie on the floor with your legs stretched straight up into the air to bring your blood pressure back up. When you are recovered from the dizziness, pass your stool. Once you evacuate your bowels, you will start to feel less ill as the pressure eases on the vagus nerve. You should call and visit your doctor soon to confirm a vasovagal response or to make the attempt to find some other, underlying disease. Keep in mind this may also be the symptoms of a heart attack. Thanks for this opportunity to respond.
I too suffer from the exact same replica of what you go thru I did alot of research and have been thru many drs and many test and to no avail did I get any results until recently I started seeing a very intelligent psychologist who does research for a living. there is a cause to all of this it is a chemical imbalance. I am a bipolar sufferer The culprit of these episodes are small seizures there are many different types of seizures and some of the symptoms are heat intolerance diarrhea, abdominal cramps dizziness passing out nausea etc... all of our symptoms even though we dont have the epilepsy parts it is still a seizure I was prescribed a medication called topomax is does 2 things one is it helps my bipolar as a mood stabilizer and a chemical balancer the other also controls seizures.....so therefore i have the best of both worlds.... research diffferent types of seizures and you will find all the symptoms that we have are also symptoms of different types of seizures you do not have to have epilepsy to have seizures some also you can be standing there and stare off into space and not even ever know you are having one....I hope this helps and you find answers and maybe this medication might help you and relieve some of these nasty episodes some of them that i have had are downright brutal.....best of luck.
I have had these exact same symptoms off and on for years and i as well have had the dr's stumped they linked mine to gall stones and kidney stones i have to take all my clothes off as well lay on a cold floor or get into a cold bath to cool down I have done alot of research and have found that this is linked to a chemical imbalance. and it is linked to small seizures that we are having. I am a bi-polar sufferer and my dr has put me on a medication called topomax which is used to treat epilepsy but also used as a mood stabiizer so i am getting the best of both world its treating my bi-polar and its treating the episodes of overheating, cramps diarrhea and completely draining me as well......hope this helps and you get some relief.
I felt upset with the body heating and its occurred after sexual intercourse? what is that?
i had the same thing happen to me this morning,i was up for ten minutes,drank half cup coffee and all of a sudden i felt very nauseated and broke out into a sweat with the sudden urge to have a bm,thia all lasted about 30minutes and was over,but i have been having pain on my rigt side of abdomen that goes to my lower back,i have has scans and ultrasounds done which all csme back normal but the untrasound which they found multiple cysts on my rigt ovary..doc schedueled me for a colonoscopy for monday,i took the miralax for 1week and the pain never went away,but i did have a bm everyday of taking this.im at my wits end with doctors guessing,also 5days ago i encountered a new symptom,i have the urge to urinate every 5minutes ,tested the urine came back normal,i feel like im wasting my time with these doctors ,
Did you ever find out what was wrong? Same symptoms all test results normal, don't know what else to do
I also get it. One day i was outside on a sunny day, temp of about 80, drilling 8 holes in a 2x4. Get super hot, sweaty. Recorded myself because i was sweating, always been like that. Not more than 2 minutes i was calling my dog when i noticed i was slurring my words and had rubber legs. All dizzy and hard to walk. Have to walk slow. Going down a flight of steps i was so dizzy i fell and tore a tendon in my knee.It's like i i'm drunk. It was so bad i could barely say the alphabet. When i'm like that i really shouldn't because i it's hard to control arms and legs. If i hit the gas or i hit it too hard and almost lock up the brakes. Another time i woke up and tried to out of my bed and couldn't roll over. i had no muscle strength. After a couple of minute i was finally able to roll over and get out of bed but i had to lock my knes so i didn't fall down. I made it to my living room and sat on the floor in front of my tv. But when i tried to get up i couldn't. I had to crawl over to the doorway and use the door and frame to pull myself up. This is scary because it happens very frequently 4-10 times a month. I've had an MRI, EEG, heart monitor, balance test (which showed nothing), take lamotrigine (which doesn't help). I'm also allergic to 26 things so far (only tested me for 40 items), including wheat, soy, and corn. I have herniated l3, l4, and l5, and 1 herniated disc in my neck, 2 concussions when i was a kid. Worst one i fell off my bike and hit the road chin first. I had road rash on the sides of my eyes, chest, hands, knees, broke 4 teeth (all molars), chipped one and it knocked me out. Had 17 stitches to my chin (7 inside and 10 outside). Some guy helped me up and asked me if i was alright. I spit out my teeth and said no.
Symptoms come on fast usually in the night. Shaking, sudden onset diarrhea. Feels like a wave of "bad feeling" come over me. Last for 30 minutes to 1 hour then fine. Symptoms will wake me up from sleep. Have heart murmur since birth. Echo is normal as usual. Cardiologist said Afib, or high or low BP.I am only 35 years old.
It is called dumping syndrome...do a search...happens to some after gallbladder removal.
Hello, Iknow this is an old topic..I have always attributed this to irritable bowel syndrome. With me I may have weeks of having rabbit pellet bowel movements and then feel awful. Then all of a sudden maybe eating something like spaghetti or something that stimulates the bowel i am hit with horrible nausea, sweats, dizziness and shakes and for a couple hours I clean out..it is very scary and even worse than the stomach flu..I want to check with my doctor to prevent this in the future as it is horrible..I have had colonospopies regularily because of family history and i do know the actual bowel is fine..I remember when I was younger during my periods, i used to have these attacks alot and doc sait it was prostoglandins that caused it
I have the same thing happen to me and have also believed it is from my IBS i was diagnosed with about 7 years or so ago. After my body gets done "cleaning out" I feel better. Sweating, nausea, dizziness, urge to have a bm etc. gone and I feel basically back to normal. The feeling I get is like I have a sudden onset of horrible stomach flu.
I deal with this too, but fairly sure it a reaction to specific foods. The challenge is to find the food. Too me a long time of trial and error, but found a preserative that was causing it: "Citric Acid".
This is a preserative. (note not Absorbic Acid which is Vitamin C). Citric Acid is made from the sugar in Molasses and used as a favor enhancer in many packaged foods. You will find it in many fruit drinks, Some Soda Pops, and any thing with a tomato sauce. Read your ingredience and try and avoid this and see if it helps your problem. Made a big difference for me.