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Hi All,

I was discharged from hospital yesterday after two weeks in a cardiac care ward. I was admitted after suffering two collapses and since being in hospital I had three more collapses. two of the three were whilst I was hooked up to a heart monitor which showed complete heart block. My last episode was 10 days ago and since then my heart has behaving perfectly well.

I am a 24 year old male living in London, England.

I have 48 mosquito bites on my back from sitting in the park, which I received two weeks prior to being admitted but upon admission they became inflamed and itchy.

The docs tested me for many things, which all came back as healthy. I had an MRI, a CT scan, 3 Echocardiograms, a chest x-ray, countless blood tests and two nervous system checks. All of which say that my heart and body are a picture of health, no abnormalities whatsoever, aside slightly inflamed blood which responded to Tetracycline via IV then Doxycycline via oral capsule, which was given as a pprecaution whilst they were awaiting blood test results for Lyme disease.

I was tested for both acute and chronic Lyme disease which both came back negative, and a biopsy showed that the bites were mosquito bites rather than a rash or tick bites.

The collapses began with dizziness, similar to when one stands up too quickly, followed by about 10 seconds unconsciousness, 2 to 3 seconds of confusion then a return to normal, with a little shakiness.

On the day of the last collapse I had a temperature and vomited, although the latter may be related to the hospital food :-)

I was released without a formal diagnosis, and the doctors really wanted to spare me the pains of having a pacemaker at such a young age.

If anyone could shed any light upon what happened to me then I would be extremely grateful. If anyone has anymore questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks

HW
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Given the expert medical attention your situation has had, what can I/we say?

You did draw attention to the mosquito bits several times, but without any direct connection to your condition being made.  I know people can, at any age, have severe reactions to things like Bee and Wasp stings... and will suppose multiple mosquito bits may be able to do the same thing.  I have found in my older years that I get a bad reaction to a single mosquito bite, but limited to my senses to an itchy read/raised spot at the bite site.

Give the results of your test I think you should take a positive and optimistic attitude and go forward with your life.  It also seems a good idea to wear insect repellent when spending an time mosquitoes are believed to be present.

Good luck,  
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