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Dizzy, nausea, diarrhea, cold chills, shaking, all at the same time ?

Since May I have been having severe dizzy or lightheaded feeling like I will pass out, but I don't. Combined with being extremely nauseas and very bad diarrhea. It comes out of nowhere. I could just be sitting at work and an episode will happen. It seems so hard to explain what is happening. First, I will feel a bit dizzy and nauseas, then I will have to run to the bathroom because the diarrhea hits me and I feel like while I'm going to the bathroom I will pass out, then the nausea and dizziness with cold chillls and then I am hot so I have to take the sweater off that I put on because I was cold. I am 30 years old and I have a mild case of lupus that has been under control with plaquinil over the past ten years. My Obgyn took me off of birth control pills in August because she thought that was what was causing this, but I still have the episodes and they are getting closer and closer together. I had an MRA and MRI in September that both came back normal. My neurologist has put me on neurontin three times a day, but that isn't helping either. I can not funtion my normal like and every time it goes away I hope it's for good, but then it comes back and I can not figure out why. I am not drinking any alcohol either.  Please give me some advice because I am tired of missing work and time with my family. Thank you.
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have you had a cardiac work up...some of those symptoms may be related to an arrythmia.........good luck
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Perhaps carcinoid syndrome?
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Hello.
I was passing through this forum in a search for medical help myself when I found your post.

I have been suffering from the same symptoms myself since the beginning of this year. I havn't felt alright in months.

I have been for numerous checks, doctors declaring IBS, testing for endometriosis (family history) and putting me on Yasmin (a contraseptive pill which will apparently stop symptoms.)
This is because what I have noticed is that my symptoms, although constant, appear to worsen to great heaights during my menstrual cycle.
I wondered if you have this same problem?

Like you my outbursts are frequent, yet random including a feeling of acidity, nausea, diarroea, lethargy, trembling and cold sweats.

Although obviously at work it is difficult, i find that inhaling with herbal oils (put a few drops in hot water, place a towel over your head over the bowl,) baths, massage and cutting wheat out of my diet helps immensely to sooth these symptoms.

Hope this was some help to you.
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Thank you for your comment.  I will try to cut wheat out of my diet. The scary thing is I have been buying wheat bread for the longest time.  I will have to break that habbit.  I have had oils that my Mother gave me two years for my Birthday.  I think it's time to take the time to read that over.  I have also started to see a chiropractor.  I went yesterday and today I already feel some relief.  I have an EDG test scheduled in January and I'm still waiting to hear back from my Doctor on the catscan of my abdomen. A friend of mine gave me an early present and it's a book called, Ultra Prevention.  It seems interesting so far and it talks about alternative medicine, which I am willing to try since none of the medications seem to work and the Doctors can't give me an answer. My father just returned from the mayo clinic and they gave him a low residue diet to follow. That has been helping him with his digestive issues.  Thank you for your time and information. Joann
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I have been having the same problems since I was 15. Usually it happens within a week of my period. It is horrible and honestly the first time I thought I was dying. I thought maybe it was Toxic shock syndrome but when I brought it up to my Dr. I was told that this is not the case. I was sent for testing of my colon, stomach, have had MRI etc. No one knows what is causing it and until today I never knew anyone else had experienced it. I can now tell when an episode is coming so I automatically strip down get two washclothes  wet with cold water grab the trash can to sit in front of me and get through the 20 minute ordeal that absolutely drains me. If anyone has figured it out please let me know. I would love to find a treatment.
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Now I have had more tests done, with the same results, NORMAL!  Ok, the chiropractor visits honestly must be helping me. I am still going to have the endoscopy of my stomach next Wednesday so I will see if that comes back normal too.  It seems that the more people I talk to about my symptoms, they think it is anxiety. Now my Doctor would like to put me on effexor, and I just don't know about taking an antideppressant when I'm not depressed, side effects seem so bad.  My chiropractor has given me a naturopathy doctors card. He said that maybe I can start taking some vitamis that may help me.  I am so tired of feeling this way I am willing to try it. I was having really bad chest pains last week, xray came back fine so that's why my family doc thinks it's panic attacks or anxiety. It seems that may be correct since I have worried about everything under the sun my entire life. Last year I got married, bought a house, and became a step mom all within two months!  Guess when all of my symptoms started, May, the wedding was in June, house purchase in April, oh and I turned 30 in April too.  Maybe all of this was too much for me at once, but it was kind of delayed symptoms if that makes sense?  I would love to take the effexor and be done with it, but something inside of me is saying to try the natural herbal way first. Stress can kill people way before their time and I'm way to happy with my life (except for my health) so I want to be here for a while. This website is helpful.  It was so hard for me to trust the chiropractor, I wanted to stop after the first week, but he has made a huge difference!  Keep me updated on you too!  Thanks,
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Hi ,
well i am a happy person , great health conditions , i eat well , excercise regurally.

But lately i had a panic attack (i think) suddenly , it came to me like this , strong dizzy feeling , heart beating , left hand shaking , trembling , sweating , feeling like i am going to die , or fall apart.

So after 6 hours all these symptoms are gone except one think dizziness , it's been fallowing me for a week , all the day i feel dizzy , i feel my body is weak , need lots of sleep , i can't stand up , i can't focus on anything either concentrate.
i am 23 years old , when i drive i fell that i wanna go home as fast as i can.

So i have no idea why that happened suddenly , and that is affecting my life.

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Joann91 I had the same problems.  They started when I was stressed out.  It turned out is was Celiac Disease, parasites, lactose intolerance and bacterial overgowth.  Parasites  are hard to diagnose, but you can do an herbal remedi to get rid of the parasites, just make sure it is gluten free.  Also don't just cut out wheat cut out gluten which is found in a lot of things.  This means only rice or tapioca bread.  Also may condiments contain gluten.  Go basic.  Eat unprocessed foods, and take a probiotic.  You can try and cut dairy out for a while, you can even test for lactose intolerance. Also you may have an allergy to another food, which can do all the things you are talking about.  Some food allergies to can be tested for.  You can also be tested for celiac disease.  Oh, you can also be tested for bacterial overgowth it is the same process as being tested for lactose intolerance, it is a breath test.  I hope this helps.

If the chiropractor is helping you may have a problem with your muscles.  It isn't anxiety.   Don't listen to them and switch doctors.  That is what they told me, but I kept going to different doctors until I found someone to listen to me.  Turns out I had ligitimate problems and I am doing much better now, but because I had my problems for so long I won't be better until I finish physical therapy.  

To comment on the period thing, it could be endometriosis which would cause these symptoms to worsen around your period.

JoJo_Cute go to the doctor immediately.  These are severe symptoms which can be indicative of other series problems.  Better to be safe then sorry especailly since they came out of no where.  

Oh, last thing don't take medication just to take it.  I took medication that made things much worse and then they gave me medication to help those symptoms and things got worse.  I was visiting a friend and didn't remember to take everything and I felt better.  Turns out it was the medication that was hurting me.  

You know yourself better than anyone else.  Do what you think is right and don't take bad answers.  Get second and third opinions.
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my name is christina, i live in vermont.  I am 29 yrs old.  I just wanted to say that for the last 3-4 days, i have been extremely dizzy, nausous, diahrrea just wont stop, and chills really bad.  I have read the forums and i am on effexor, have been for a long time, and trust me it doesnt help these symptoms.  I am really worried.  I dont eat alot of wheat and i know that i dont drink that much milk.  I have a doctor's appt today, so if i find out anything i will let everyone know.  I dont think that it would have anything to do with the water, i have my own well.  i dont know. just wanted to throw the EFFEXOR in there. thanks christina
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ok, i am back from the doctors, they seem to think that my dizzyness, nausea, diarrhea, and cold chills have to do with my thyroid.  They have drawn blood, and i wont find out until tomorrow for sure.
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hello there,


I had these symptoms before too and I had it 2 times already. The first time and the second time were the same; dizzy,nausea,diarrhea,cold chill, shaking and wanted to faint.

For the second time, i believe it was b/c i ate the prezzle with the icying drink at the movie theater. Probably those food can not go together, since both have tons of carb. in it. Well, as for now, i still don't know the reasons, though when that happen, I normally go to the bathroom and do whatever, then run back to my bed and put on the green oil and rub it on my stomach. It felt better all the time.

But yea, i think that we should go check it out with the doctor though, b/c i think these symptoms are extremely severe!
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Hi, this is my first time visiting this site. I took the day off work today because I've been have these "episodes" for lack of a better word. It started about three weeks ago, out of the blue, I start feeling nausea and dizzy which went on about 5-10 min then I got the cold sweat feeling and I had to go to the bathroom.  I was on the train going home from work so I had to find the bathroom, get in, had a bowel movement (not diarrhea) and for about 5 min I felt like I was going to pass out. Then I was ok.  About 1 week later the same thing except this time the bowel movement was diarrhea and the diarrhea lasted a few hours.  I have had four episodes in 3 weeks. I went to the doctor today and said the first thing he wants to do is get a stool sample to test for parasites and bacteria.  So we'll see. But reading what's been posted I'm going to monitor my diet and see what happens.  These episodes are scary and make me panicky which may be making it worse for me...I don't know!!!!
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Hi, this is my first time visiting this site. I took the day off work today because I've been have these "episodes" for lack of a better word. It started about three weeks ago, out of the blue, I start feeling nausea and dizzy which went on about 5-10 min then I got the cold sweat feeling and I had to go to the bathroom.  I was on the train going home from work so I had to find the bathroom, get in, had a bowel movement (not diarrhea) and for about 5 min I felt like I was going to pass out. Then I was ok.  About 1 week later the same thing except this time the bowel movement was diarrhea and the diarrhea lasted a few hours.  I have had four episodes in 3 weeks. I went to the doctor today and said the first thing he wants to do is get a stool sample to test for parasites and bacteria.  So we'll see. But reading what's been posted I'm going to monitor my diet and see what happens.  These episodes are scary and make me panicky which may be making it worse for me...I don't know!!!!
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Hello...I have been reading all the previous posts and I can't believe so many others feel the way I do. I am 38 and have been off the the Pill for 2 1/2 years. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis about 16 years ago. Had Laproscopic laser sugery and then went on the Pill. Had 2 children and after stopping the Pill started to get the occasional dizzyness, hot flashes, diarrhea and nausea before and during my periods. It wasn't every month until the last 3 months. I have started to see a pattern and I have missed work due to the dizzy and nausea episodes. My primary care dr says it could be due to hormones...I also have a vitamin B12 deffiency which I am supposed to be taking the vitamins everyday (which i havent for about 8 months). I have been getting really bad diarrhea the day before my period begins, and then it has continued during my period as wella as my stomach making gurgling sounds and the feeling of morning sickness during my period. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I have also had hot flashes in the last 6 months (not during my period) while I was at work along with a shaking feeling. I have made an appointment to go to the obgyn regarding these feelings based on my Drs recommendations. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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I have had these symptoms and many more since September of last year. I have been through so many tests for so many different things it is not even funny, everything always comes back normal and I am at a loss. I just keep feeling sicker. Question to others who are experiencing these symptoms: Do you have heart palpiltations? Chest pain? I have the diahreah and nausea the chills, trembling, tingling in my skull, blurred vision always light headed and feel as if I will pass out but never do.... I could go on all day. My most recet problem is prickling feelings in my toes feet and hands as if my hands and feet fell asleep when they did not.

The only suggestion I have for everyone is to check out ABOUT.com. It is an online support site for people with anxiety/ panic disorders. I did not believe that was what this was for along time, but if you check out the forums on this and many other sites related to anxiety / panic disorder you will find hundreds of people complaining of these symptoms. Good luck to everyone and I wish you all the best of luck.
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hi everyone im new here ive had all this dizzy stuff and got diagnosed with vestibula labyrinthitis, i also have anxiety that goes along with it not nice but the symptoms are the same

dizzy, sickness, vomiting, loss of ballance, disorientation the list goes on if some of oyu would like to look at the LabyrinthitisSupport Group it may help find out if this is your illness. i hope this helps some peeps. xx casey
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JoJo-Cute,
  I suspect your could have the same condition I have.  Judging by the symptoms you posted  dizziness fatigue mental fog. I once myself though panic attacks was the answer after numerous trips to the drs. but after 10 years of constant fatigue episodes of so called panic attacks I discoved I have what is called reactive hypoglycemia.  Problem for most people is routine blood work will not discover this, I got lucky after repeaded fasting blood work I decided not to fast and had my usual soda in the morning before the test and sure enough below normal blood sugar.  When these episodes happen try having a little sugar and if you feel better chances are this is the problem,  if so you must watch your sugar intake in a nut shell diets high in simple sugars espesially in a short amount of time does tremendous damage causing high output of insullin to bring down the level and therefore dropping it to low causing the symptoms u described.  Read up about the condition other symptoms include headaches heart palpatations, rising cholesterol weight gain (lost 45 lbs in less than 6 months changing diet also dropped 70 points off my total cholestorol)mental fog,chronic fatigue and panic attack like symptoms.  To be on the safe side also have a fasting blood work done to rule out fasting hypo which could indicate a more serious problem. There is an estimated 1 million people in the US suspected of having reactive but either show no symptoms or have been blown off by DRs. claiming no medical problem.  Be aware that the condition also raises your rate for type 2 diabetes due to the fact that after long periods of high insullin out put eventually the pancreas will stop putting out as much causing high sugar, good news is it is very easy to control.  Frequent small meals with next to no soda in my diet I feel like a new person not knowing how I lived that long suffering as I did.  Everything improved not only the fatigue weight and cholesterol I also had sleep disturbances which you might also have had.  Those also all dissapeared.



To some of the other here who have the dizzyness and other problems around your period also watch the sugar intake and also salt.  The female hormones released around the time of menstration can cause high sugar levels and for some low which could be causing the fatigue and dizziness as for diarehha watch the sodium and fluid around that time.  I wish you all the best of luck.
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Hi, I stumbled on this thread today and just wanted to add a comment.  Stress can without a doubt cause physical problems, but I've been diagnosed with stress related stomach ailments that it turns out are food allergies.  Food sensitivities are tough to figure out.  It takes patience and careful thought and bottomline your doctor can't dedicate the same time and energy to monitoring all your symptoms that you can.  I'm definitely not being critical of doctors, but in my experience it was up to me to figure out the problem.  Turns out it's lactose intolerance.  

I've been a heavy milk drinker all my life and I still drink it.  On days that I'd go to the office, I started having diarrhea attacks.  Hmmm, sounded like stress.  Y'know what it was--the creamer in the coffee I drink only at the office.  Believe me, it took me quite a while to figure it out but I've done a variety of "experiments" and only when I drink coffee with that creamer (milk is ok) do I have a problem.  If I take a lactaid pill I can drink it.  I discovered recently that I've also developed a problem with ice cream.  Must be another of those things about turning 40!  Anyway, just wanted to add my 2 cents that digestive ailments are difficult to diagnose, but don't assume it's all in your head!
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I have celiac disease, the most extreme symptom being seizures which start with massive bowel attacks, and also multiple other food allergies. You sound like you are at least gluten and dairy allergic. Your body may be having an autoimmune response to those substances, which it considers neurotoxins. To me your symptoms are not "out there" as I've dealt with much of the same. A simple blood test can check you for IgE and IgG antibodies-- you need to be checked for both. This is commonly called a "food allergy panel test". You also need to be tested specifically for celiac disease. Keep in mind that a diagnosis is a blessing, not a curse, because it gives you control over your life and the disease-- which is genetic, by the way. Feel free to contact me directly-- I have a lot of personal experience with this stuff, and I assure you, there is a light at the end of your tunnel. Don't let doctors tell you it's in your head, you're stressed out, you have IBS, or any of that ****. None of those things solves your problem and if that's all they tell you, they're treating symptoms, not the cause. You have a serious medical problem that may have a very simple solution. Again, let me know if I can help!
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Being new to this forum I'm not sure if there's a way to contact members directly. A couple of "afterthoughts"--

Joann091, you said you have lupus. That proves you are already an "autoimmune person". Lupus and celiac frequently go together. So does celiac and Hashimoto's (low thyroid), and celiac and Addison's Disease (adrenal glands). Do a Google search for JFK and celiac-- there's convincing evidence he was a celiac with Addison's. I am very familiar with this association because I'm close to someone who has celiac, lupus, and diabetes, all autoimmune issues. Just because you have one doesn't mean you'll have the other. But it can happen. Your body is fighting against itself and all sorts of wild things can happen. Some of the symptoms are neurological. My point being, because you have lupus, the likelihood of you having celiac disease is higher than someone who doesn't.

I want to reiterate-- don't just get tested for celiac. Get tested for everything. One of the tests that can be done tests for 100 different foods at once. I wish I would have done that, but I didn't know it was an option. I was diagnosed with celiac 5 years ago, and didn't know until last year I had a handful of other food allergies.

Someone else on here said their symptoms get worse with their period-- I have read that women with epilepsy and other neurological disorders experience significantly more activity when their estrogen is up. I know my symptoms are more active during that time. It makes perfect sense.

You may have trouble getting your doctor to test you. If they don't believe in it and just want to sell you expensive drugs, go somewhere else. Don't waste you time. I know a lot of people who've gone to naturopaths for this testing because conventional medicine doesn't take it seriously. I was one of them.
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About four months ago this happened to me. I got some cramping so I went to the bathroom which was a normal bowel movement. But after I become really dizzy so I went to the bathroom again which was diarrhea and starting feeling naucious, dizzy, cold sweating, tingling in my head, and weak. I laid down and was hot and cold on and off. I would feel fine for a few minutes then it was back to all those symptoms and in the bathroom. I also was vomitting. This happened about two months ago again but it was as sever just diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness. Then last night I woke up out of my sleep and had sever diarrhea for an hour and cold sweats. Its very scary when this happens. I am going to see my primary doctor tomorrow, but I am glad that I found other people with these symptoms and all the information has really helped me out. Thank you all and I will keep in contact.
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Glad to see that its not just me. I get a slight stomach ache, head for the bathroom (just in case) and then try wo call for my husband to hold me up by the shoulders while I sweat, get the shakes, feel like loosing concensiousness amd maybe have a small regular bowl movement or scant diahreah. Today I thougt I would not be about to drive 4 mile home. I ate lunch, got the warning signal, made it to the ladies room intime for green diahreah. My friend who had a gall bladder stone the size of a grape hadd all of these symptoms and is much bett now that her entire gallbladder is out. 12 months of doctors and 4 years of symptoms and still no answers. Please someone find a cure! Sick and scared in San Diego
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Its Endometriosis....I have had it for 10 years
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im not sure if this helps you or if it is the same thing but i thought i shall add it just incase it is linked. - sorry i havnt read all of the comments so this is mainly comparing to the first few.

My friend, when she started her periods she had all the symptoms of the first comment (diarrhoea, dizziness, cold sweats then suddenly hot, aches and such). She also felt lightheaded and almost as if she would pass out frequently and seemingly unprovoked. She then started having panic attacks then later she started literally passing out. Everything would seem normal, i could be having a joke with her and she could start laughing and the very next second she could pass out. It was so odd and sometimes she could even hear everything around her but be imobile. She had to take months off school where she was in and out of hospitals taking test after test after test all coming back clear and she got depressed for having to leave school (particularly as we are pressured to do well in 13 gcses because we are a grammar school) and her friends: she was worried about her education and thinking her life was over. The longer time went by she became worse but she was allowed back in school. Her symptoms began to ease off gradually and then she went on holiday for 2 weeks in which did not faint once.

After all of this her and her doctors think it was due to stress and or hormones. Hormones bring on stress methinks; paritcularly around periods (PMT!!) which would explain why it seems to worsen in some of you around menstruation. It was a suspision in the first place because she had just started her periods and also her gcses. Seeing her friends again and the teachers being lenient and giving her special attention to help her with her work up came as a great relief.

My advice to you, even though I'm not a doctor nor am I particularly intelligent, would be to relax. This problem might be surprisingly dependent on your psychological state. If you try to relax by whatever relaxes you ir might help and it is atleast worth a try especially as stress gives a negative impact on your body anyway so you will be gaining something. This also means you should think positive about your problems, try and see the tiniest improvement so you can relax about it because it is "getting better" or atleast just think it will get better eventually to put your mind at ease about it.

As Di5t0rted said ages ago that: "i find that inhaling with herbal oils (put a few drops in hot water, place a towel over your head over the bowl,) baths, massage and cutting wheat out of my diet helps immensely to sooth these symptoms" which all would help stress levels: the pschology of cutting out wheat atleast maybe??

hope it helps if any of you still have the problems xx
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Hello, I just read all of the blogs on here and I am astounded by the remarkable simularities to which myself and my 26 yr old son have. I think what "roo2" said relates to my son ( I will notify him of this) as for the other blogs, most of them relate to myself. I was rushed to the hospital July 31, 2007 due to all the symptoms mentioned above. I was given blood tests, ultrasound on lower abdomin (abdomen) and chest x-rays. I was put on an IV. I passed out for a brief moment at the emerg entrance. hyperventalating, trembling, light-headed, dizziness, diarrhea, wanting to pass out more frequently but didn't. After sitting in the waiting room from 10:45 a.m. and was released at 6:45 p.m. I was told everything came back normal accept I had a 5mm cyst growing on the outside of my right ovary. I went to the walk in last friday (family Dr on vac. for 3 weeks) to be recommended to an OBGYN, I had to sign a release form for medical results to be sent to walk in dr sometime today. I will find out later today or tomorrow, hopefully, to see what the OBGYN has to say. I am a 45 yr old female, have 2 boys, 24 and 26, therefore, I do not require THOSE female parts anymore, so I will request a partial or full hysterectomy. This is not the first time this has happened to me in the past 1 1/2 years, (meaning) second cyst on outer ovary.
I hope at least one person gets some relief from all the information provided from everyone's blog.
Good luck to you all, female or male.
Tigg-er27
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I have experienced the same symptoms since early May.  It started out as a gurgling noise in my stomach and fatigue...This continued and didn't worsen until early May when I started experiencing light headedness, constant nausea, multiple loose stools, chills along with the gurgling stomach and fatigue.  I went to the ER and Urgent Care (3) times and had a number of test conducted but all were negative except a stool test that indicated a possible fat digestion problem.  I was sent to a specialist who conducted a colonoscopy and endoscope and and this too came back negative.  After nearly (3) months, my symptoms are not as severe but I still have constant slight naseau and with occasional boughts of lightheadedness and multiple soft stools.  I believe my problem is in my small intestine.  I'm going back into see the specialist in early September.  When dealing with doctors, you've got to press them to continue exploring all options or they will stop when all the standard tests come back negative (blood work, urinalysis, stool test, colonoscopy, endoscope).  I'll keep you posted on my progress...
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I have had many of the same symptoms for the past 5 or 6 weeks.  Only thing I can think of that has changed = got married in June, then stopped drinking coffee/diet coke/caffeine/alcohol (because we are hoping to get pregnant).  I am 39 today.  One constant is that the "episodes" seem to either start with or somehow incorporate a strong feeling of being extremely hungry (in my stomach), but I don't have an appetite.  I have found that most often, when I eat at these times (which I do, because at first I thought it was a signal of low blood sugar), I end up with the full episode.  I keep asking the doctors (ER, urgent care, family doctor) if this is just a panic attack?!  So far, all tests have come back essentially normal, and I am on a heart "event" monitor.   Cut out wheat as of yesterday thinking it could be celiac, but had an "episode" following a piece of wheat/gluten free millet bread...  I would love to hear of any other possible diagnoses.
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WOW!  I came to this blog in hopes of finding some answers or direction, and really feel that I have.  I have been suffereing from the dizzy (light-headedness) spells, diahrea, cold sweats, weakness, shakes, etc.  It's scarey.  I have felt like I was going to die.  I have not been able to get a difinitive diagnosis from any MD, and am not in CHICAGO, seeking specialists for all my multi-symptoms.  I have been told I have Lupus (SLE), and am being treated for the pain of FIbromyalgia as well.  The really frustrating part is that there is "too many symptoms" for the MDs to evalutate me properly and  many of my tests have come back abnormal...but they don't make sense.  In other words 1+2 does NOT = 3.  So, the MDs are not in agreement, and are "passing the buck" from one specialty to another.  (Neurology to Rheumatology to Endocrinology....)  No one seems to know what to do with me --- and I'm not getting any better.  This really sucks!  I don't drink, or use tabaco - I drink TONS of water every day - after my morning coffee.  I have had a total hysterectomy, so that is NOT an issue...  About once a year, I end up in the hospital, very sick - throwing up uncontrollably.  Was just in the hospital in July for a week...  And they can never figure out what is going on..?!  This is driving me nuts.  Some of the MDs have suggested that I am just depressed - which is somewhat true -- as time goes by without a diagnosis - I do get discouraged...  Any suggestions????? "Lost in Boise"
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Have you checked with the ENT?
THis could be Meniere's. I had the same symptoms and eventually was diagnosed with it.

http://www.menieres-guidebook.com/guide_detail.asp?gid=TL008&a=a&assoc=Google&keyword=menieresdisease&gclid=CI-TkI_zy44CFQUoZAodLALmBA

Good luck.

Keeping the balance
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I don't mean to freak everyone out but I just had this happen to me last night fot he first time.  I had Diahrrea and as soon as it was over, I started shaking uncontrollably with my teeth chattering.  My whole body was aching and I kept feeling like I needed to stretch my back and legs for some reason.  The chills were so violent that I woke up my husband and he had to massage my back to relax me.  The weird thing is he said I felt cold but I was burning up.

The reason I do not want to freak anyone out is because I have just had a recurrance of ovarian cancer and I know this is related to my symptoms.  I am already in Menopause at 35 due to the first ovarian cancer surgery, so this probably explains why I was burning up, but had chills.  If you have any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, heart palpitations, stomach problems, back aches, unexplained cough, or distended stomach (makes you look like you are pregnant)  than make an appointment to see your doctor.
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parasites are not that hard to diagnose... just hard to get your doc to even think about it.  i mean, what is the first thing a vet does when you take fido or whiskers in?  right, a fecal smear to look for worms, and they do it right in the office under a regular old microscope.  i would put my life savings on that you have intestinal parasite infection.  double down if you own or have owned a cat or dog (or domestic mammal) in the past year.  
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I started seeing a Naturopathic Doctor (covered by almost all insurances).  He does a detailed analysis of blood work (allergies, calcium levels, potassium, etc.).  It has changed my life.  I would recommend seeing one to everyone.  He has given me a better understanding of my body and what i'm missing and have too much of.  I never realized I had so many allergies.  My estrogen levels are high, which gives me the same symptoms you are all talking about.  There is help out there.  Family doctors (in my experience) don't look closely enough at the blood levels.  Make an appointment.  It's worth it.
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I can't believe we all have they same problem and none of us really have an answer, I too get the same things, feel sick, bad cramps, and also an almighty headache, chills, night sweats, shake and feel so scared sometimes. This also started with a new job, and then improved once some blood work and a well woman clinic put my mind at rest. But this year, I moved home, the damn things returned and then got better, then this month I had people stay untill they found a house of there own, and this month I have had servere problems again, I think the stress out come is true if all else is clear. I am 38 and never had a bad PMT problem untill after my daughter was born. Cutting out wheat, sugar and dairy around my 21 day cycle seems to help.
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I am a male with the same bowel problems since i was a teenager.I am desperately looking for the answer to this as i did not sleep last night and am tired of that awful feeling i get on the toilet.This is the only place i found with people describing the same symptoms.Ok so now that everyone knows men get it too can we try to find some answers,and NOT try to make it a "special woman thang" I am suffering S
UFFERING!By the way this definately is not from any food products.I should know.Man why is it when you girls think there is something wrong you think your going to bleed to death,or you try to starve yourself?
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I have been having similar symptoms, and believe that mine is a combination of GERD and panic attack.  See http://www.helpguide.org/mental/panic_disorder_anxiety_attack_symptom_treatment.htm
I have just started taking Nexium for the GERD and Celexa for the anxiety side, don't know if they'll work.  Best wishes to all.
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Just curious - how many of you took the birth control pills, and for how long?

I have been having dizziness off and on for a few years. At first it was just a spell here and there, but lately the dizziness has been combined with nausea and sweating. I also have has some brain fog and difficulty concentrating. I went through a complete physical and all was normal, so my MD sent me to a heart doctor. So far they have done $7,000.00 in tests (stress test, E.E.G., etc.) and now they want to do an angiogram which would cost $20,000.00. The only thing they found in my stress test was that my heart's lower chamber seemed to have a slight lack of blood flow, but they said it could be a false positive.

I feel like these doctors look at all of us like sheep with dollar $igns on our foreheads, and they want to rape our insurance companies for as much money as possible until our policies either get cancelled or our insurance rates go through the roof (we have a Blue Cross policy that we pay ourselves as my husband is self-employed). I asked my heart doctor if I really needed the invasive $20k catheter angiogram, and he said that he needed to do it before doing a CT brain scan so they could "rule out the possibility of a heart problem".

I realize that I may just be having menopause symptoms, as I am 45 years old, but I also wonder if I might be having stroke symptoms. I have been worrying a lot about this lately, and I am not prone to anxiety. I don't want to lose my health insurance by letting a doctor I don't even know pillage my policy until they cancel me, but I also don't want to skip any tests if in fact I have some cardio-related problems.

What seems really weird is how many of us seem to have the exact same symptoms, yet our doctors' diagnosises are all over the board ranging from possible thyroid issues to possible parasites to Mienere's to stress to food allergies, etc., etc., etc.

I took birth control pills from 1988 through 1998, and I am worried that I many of us may be dealing with the long-term effects of taking the pill. That is why I asked how many of you took birth control pills, and for how long.

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I have the same thing...I have been tested for Celiac disease, Thyroid, Carcinoid, etc. Everything is normal. I have had 5 episodes in the last year and they are very frightening! There is no apparent reason. No foods, no high stress times, etc. It starts with cramping, dizziness, nausea, cold sweats, profuse diarrhea. They last usually between 30-45 min. I stood up once and tried to walk and blacked out, hit my head and woke up later on the floor. My daughter came in once during one of these episodes and said I was pure white-pale!!

I am so frustrated! This is not stress related...it never happens when I am stressed out!
I am on Zoloft (past 8 years) and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago. BUT, this makes it worse, the MD's just blame it on that or stress!

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I have been off birth control since 1998. I have taken both pills and had Depo Provera.
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Well...I was just looking up my symptoms on the web and tada...found this page.  I seem to have very similiar symptoms.

I get chills/shakes at night and various times through out the day.
My heart will beat really hard, especially at night.  but various times during the day as well.
I am sick to my stomach often.  It's worse at night, but right now as I type this during the day I feel very sick and nausiated.

I was diagnosed with IBS...but never had symptoms like these before.  So far everything else checks out fine...the one doctor I talked with said it was likely stress...but I get these symptoms almost all the time, even when i'm  not stressed!

II can barely eat lately...I have a loss of appetite because i'm sick so often to my stomach...

I keep freaking out that it's something serious...
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Also wanted to add I have trouble breathing every now and then.  But the doctors don't think anything serious is wrong.

I am seriously considering the naturpathic route...these other doctors are so completely cluseless...they just don't listen enough...too fast to get you out so they can get the next person in line in.
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Crazy but I had the same symptoms lastnight - stomach cramping, nausea, diarrhea, shaking shivers, teeth chattering - I could barely make it to the bathroom in time. I thought I was going to pass out. The only differenc eis I am 33 weeks pregnant. I am going in to see my doctor tomorrow regarding it but I was wondering if anyone else was pregnant with these symptoms? It only lasted 10 to 15 minutes but it was scary. I'm thinking it has to do with hormones, or perhaps my sugar levels since I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I didn't eat much yesterday but it was my baby shower and perhaps I just over did it.
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I just had a really bad episode at work with dizzy spells, cold/hot sweats, and just a really weird feeling all over, like I was going to loose control.  I've had panic attacks before, but this episode this morning really freaked me out.  I'm not sure what it is, now I'm feeling constantly nauseaous and dizzy.  I'm 29 years old.  
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I once again had 2 "episodes", one last night and one tonight.  Both were during/shortly after dinner, and both were during a higher stress period of preparing for a big Thanksgiving meal for my family.  My episodes start out as feeling like my blood pressure hits the floor, then a fiery tingling in my chest that radiates up toward my head and shoulders.  In the past, nausea and diarrhea have followed shortly after along with hot-cold and feeling like I'm going to die.  These symptoms last 30-60 minutes, or until I fall asleep.  Then I have about 5 days of recuperating.  About 4 weeks ago, I started on Celexa (anti-anxiety) and Nexium (acid reflux med), as my doctor thinks it is a combination of GERD and anxiety attack.  

What is interesting to me is that last night's and tonight's episodes, the blood pressure dropped a bit, then the fiery tingling started in my chest, but then the episode stopped.  I laid down a few minutes, then I was fine (compared to the previous times that I spent several days in bed after an episode).  I think the medicine is working to somehow short-circuit the episodes.  These episodes have occurred about a dozen times over the last 15 years, with 4 of them occurring since I took on a more stressful job 5 months ago and had other stressful things going on.  I've also changed what I eat somewhat, with more healthy, less fatty food.  So basically I have hope that this medicine is working, albeit not taking away the episodes completely.  
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Hi I was having similar symptoms for over 15 years and then this past summer I found out I have a B-12 deficiency.  It is worth looking into.  I now get B-12 shots once a month and feel soooo much better!

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Hello, I can't believe I've just found this site. I'm 21 yrs old and I've been suffering from these symptoms since I was 16-17 yrs old. I get, 'episodes' and I know when they are starting and I just have to go through it.

I start feeling 'off' ,I have intense nausea, to the point where i'm just waiting to be sick but I never am. I then have the shakes, I then have more waves of nausea, gurgling in the stomach so much so i can feel everything, then passing of wind and then have to go to the bathroom and empty my bowels.
It doesn't always get to this stage but I live with nausea on almost a daily basis. I've had all kinds of tests, for menieres interestingly. I've been to a gynacologist who did an ultrasound about year ago and it showed everything as normal. For years, I've been expressing this and people thought it was all in my mind.

Interestingly, i went on the pill about 17 yrs of age. I thought i should mention that the episodes mainly happen at night. Is this the case for anybody else? Its like my body has to get rid of whatever its not agreeing (i.e. food/drink) with but even after going to the bathroom, it takes me about 2 hours to resume to normal, by this time, I'm exhausted and I have had heart palpatations. I do not drink much caffeine and i am thinking of cutting it out completely, i do not smoke and I have never taken drugs.

As i was adopted, i do not know my medical history, I only know that this is NOT in my head as i've been told so many times. I do suffer with stress but do not know if this is the cause or if stress causes the symptoms. I did have an issue with food when i was younger but i eat well now.

I should also mention that I have never has regular periods but that they are better now i'm on the pill. I have also had intense abdominal pain where i feel like keeling over so I eat less bread and wheat now

I'm so glad, i am not the only one. i was starting to think i was mad. I've never been tested for an hormone imbalance has anyone else? Another question, does anyone ever feel like they have to rush to the bathroom in the morning?
The doctors don't seem to know whats wrong with me, but there is obviously something we all suffer with and not just a collection of symptoms.


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I do not regularly have these episodes. The first was when I was pregnant with my first daughter, and then a couple of times over the past 13 years.  Last night I had a horrible episode where it woke me from sleep, I felt an urgency to use the rest room and then I could feel the blood run from my face and broke into a cold sweat which I can only describe as a possible hot flash, I had to grab the garbage can because of the vomiting and I swear, I thought I was going to die.  I happen to see my face in the mirror and I was as white as this page.  I ache all over today and feel drained.  I am 32 years old and began taking birth control at 15.  I haven't been on anything for over 4 years now.  I am going to call the doctor for an appointment.
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I am so glad I found this page - I am suffering as well. Like ehaleycal, I am pregnant also (25 weeks). It started about 3 weeks ago. Whats interesting to me is a I've had a milder variation of this before pregnancy, but now it's just exacerbated. In the past I would,most often at night, but during the day sometimes too, would get these terrible heart palps, abdominal pain, cold sweats and then have the runs really bad. But, always I would feel better after I went to the bathroom. And I never felt like I would faint. With this pregnancy now I've had the runs off and on for 3 1/2 weeks and with it get these horrendous dizzy spells and heart palps that only get better when I lie down with my feet up. I only get them when I am sick to my stomach. It's awful. And then I can't sit up for like hours without feeling dizzy. Like tonight I've had several episodes of diarrhea and I literally have to crawl back and forth to the bathroom because if I lift my head, I the room spins, my heart pounds and I feel faint. It sucks. And I have called my midwife several times and they want to check my heart. I don't believe there is anything wrong with my heart. Seems vasavagel to me. What can I do? Has anyone looked into vasavagel syncope? Thanks!!!
Sarah
ps to ehaleyca :how did that turn out for you?
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It's fascinating reading this.  But what I've noticed is it seems you all (or most) are women!?  Is it because women are more likely to experience these symptoms, or is it most guys don't visit sites like this?

I'm a male at 26 and I experienced these symptoms for the first time tonight.  I woke up from a dead sleep shaking and shivering.  I wasn't cold and my heart was pounding.  I have an auto blood pressure and pulse monitor cuff so I put it on to check everything out.  I couldn't remain still long enough for it to get a reading.  I finally did and my blood pressure was only slightly high with a high pulse rate of 85 (high for just waking up)  I considered calling 911 because I was scared.  As I sat shivering I started to get dizzy and got heart burn (of the acid reflux sort) Within minutes I had to go to the bathroom... not diarrhea but certainly not firm either.  As I sat reading this forum I slowly felt better.  It's been 30 minutes I imagine but I still feel "off".  

My addition to the forum I guess would be that I'm taking Toprol for blood pressure control, and I was recently hospitalized for Sinus Tachycardia ("relatively harmless" heart condition)  I don't know what these symptoms were/are but it's certainly unpleasant.

Best wishes to all.
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hey everyone,
the exact symptoms you've all described apply to me as well.  i get these episodes, usually once a month or every couple months.
the nausea, chills, diarrhea.  the feeling like you are going to pass out and vomit all at the same time.  i will be pale white and feel hot, but my bf will say i am freezing to the touch.

i suffer from a thyroid condition that waffles back in forth from hyper to hypothyroidism.  at one point i was being tentatively treated for lupus with plaquenil, then the diag. changed to mixed connective tissue disease.  i have been off the plaquenil for several years now.  a naturopath gave me blood tests that indicated an intolerance to gluten, so i've been gluten free for almost 4 months.

i also have sinus problems, frequent abdominal pain, high testosterone, high progesterone, joint pains, ovarian cysts that have been left unmonitored for several years now.

i am experiencing the minor version of these episodes tonight.  not as bad chills or pallor, but nausea, cramping and diarrhea, which started out as thin stool.

i did have some milk earlier.  i'm usually okay with hard cheeses and yogurts, so it may be a lactose intolerance thing contributing to the whole mess.
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I, like everyone else, have had these symptoms for almost three years now off and on.  I usually start off with a disteneded feeling in the stomach, diarrhea, nausea, chills and I feel like I'm burning up.  The times I had been to my regular dr thiking it was food poisioning or perhaps a virus or bacteria, they usually just write down GERD.  I was on zoloft for about 5 1/2 years and then just last year was put on xanax by my gyno.  I have been talking birth contorl (several different ones) for the past 3 years.  

In early January I had appointment with a gastroenterologist who scheduled me for endoscopy and a sonogram.  During the endoscopy he took three biapsies to test for diseases, bacterias and parasites.  Of course everything came back normal even from the sono and blood work.  He prescribed nexium, bently, for IBS, and Pamelor to calm my stomach as this could also be caused by my anxiety/depression.

I rarely have the episodes during the day, they are more common at night for me.  I usually have my husband make me some chammomile tea and eat a few saltine crackers.  The next few days after this I feel very tired and still a little sick from my stomach.

And yes, like the other women, I do feel these the week before and during my menstrual cycle.  I, however, don't have endometriosis or cysts.  My results always come back normal.

I'm just tired of feeling like this and would like it to stop. I want to feel normal again and not worry that I might have an episode.
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I am amazed that so many ppl share my symptoms. Thought I would share my story too in case someone else could relate.
My symptoms started 15 yrs ago right after my 1st child was born. I started having severe abdominal pain which was located in the middle of my abdomen right below my ribs. It seemed to be worse when I hadn't eaten but that caused another problem because I didn't have an appetite. Sometimes antacids such as tums or malox would help but not much. The best thing seems to be eating a piece of bread. I finally went to the Dr. who diagnosed me with several ulcers. After taking a couple of meds for a few weeks, I had another endoscopy and the ulcers were gone but the pain was still there. All other tests came back normal. Finally the Dr. suggested removing my gall bladder even though the tests showed it to be ok. He said sometimes there could be a problem that wouldn't show up on tests. I agreed to surgery.I was desperate. That didn't help either. I finally decided to give up on all the expensive tests and just learn to live with it. In 2005 I became pregnant with my 4th child and that's when the other symptoms started. I was sick throughout the pregnancy. The Drs. and I thought it was just bad morning (all-day) sickness. I had lost so much weight that they put me on Zofran which helped the nausea some. I couldn't wait for the baby to be born so I could feel better. No such luck. The nausea did get a little better but still hasn't went away and my son will be 2 in a couple of weeks. I feel sick everyday off and on. I still have abdominal pain several times a week. I am tired all the time and have no energy EVER. Now I am having other symptoms as well. I have had "dizzy or lightheaded" spells off and on since my 2 yr old was born but now it is constant. I have been dizzy for days. It's more of a "spaced out" feeling. I have also been having headaches and of course the nausea. Also, chills and hot flashes. I have had problems with anxiety for awhile but now it is so much worse. I can't seem to hold still and sometimes it is hard to breathe. I went to the Dr. two days ago but didn't tell her all of my symptoms (lack of time and didn't think they were all relevant). She diagnosed me with Labrythitis but she didn't seem to sure. After reading this and a lot of other info online, I really don't think that's the problem. The meds she gave me cause nausea and I can't take them. I'm now waiting on her to call me back so I can tell her that. I almost forgot the diarrhea. It also started during the last pregnancy. I told my OB dr. about it at the time and he was going to run tests but the Zofran seemed to help it some so they didn't. It also continued after the pregnancy. It is constant but has gotten much worse and more frequent. It started as just diarrhea but now it has changed color and consistency so I'm really worried.
Does anyone else have all of these symptoms? Anyone else have them start during pregnancy? I know there are a lot of different possible causes listed here but does anyone know something that would cause all of these symptoms at once?
Just a side note: I also took birth control pills for several yrs. but stopped taking them before my first pregnancy in 1992. After that I used Depo Provera between each of my 4 pregnancies. I haven't used either of these for at least 6 months.
I am terrified so any advice would be great.
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       I had my daughter in May of 05' and i felt terrific afterwards , we were playing and i was finishing up college. Everything was great. Then i moved for a job. Well 4 months into up and leaving my friends and my wonderful life, my grandfather passed away, my mom had surgery, my little girls father stopped paying child support and it was christmas. So about 2 wks into january i had a meltdown, also thanks to tornado warmings. I couldn't do the anti dep. because the side effects were soooo bad.  So i have been taking Amoryn and Xanax. Then i went to this fantastic obgyn who has put me on yaz for PMDD and just to regulate everything. Because after my daughter was born my whole body changed. Nobody told me that would happen.  
     I have been feeling better until yesterday when a nuisance i work with kept bothering me while i was trying to work and i had a slight jolt like a brain zap. Then i felt terrible for the rest of the afternoon.  At about 7;30 last night i began to feel sick to my stomach and very dizzy, not to mention running to the bathroom. Only to wake up 4 times last night.

I don't know if it is my  hormones or if it is still recovering from the anxiety and etc. I had been on the Yaz for 2.5 weeks when i started my period. So i am thinking that my body is getting a double dose of hormones and such by  taking the Yaz and being on my period. Today i am edgy but not dizzie and i am very tired, maybe i need to change my enviroment. Does blood sugar have anything to do with these symptoms?

Why do doctors not do blood test and really check you out nowadays? Instead i am seen for 20 minutes, charged $100 per visit and prescribed random medicines. Single mommas don't have time to keep returning to docs because the doc couldn't figure out what was really wrong, because of lack of test and listening. (Sorry i had to vent) This does not include my obgyn who let me talk for 45 minutes before she did anything! And did blood work on me to clear up other things.

If anyone can explain, that would be great. I have a friend who was having seizures and the docs kept telling her it was her nerves, come to find out it was low blood and she needed iron supplements. She suffered for weeks. So i am so skeptical if i don't agree with the diagnosis. God bless everyone on the forum, i pray we find the answers we seek!
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i cant believe ther are so many people with the same symptoms as i have for four years now i have had the dizzeness brain fog shaking at night and nobody seems to care my husband told me it was mental and its in my head i have been to the drs and the ent people and lots of others and they all say its stress

i am fed up with living like this if this is what you call living
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First, I am one of the rare males here on this board, so it's not endometriosis (at least not for me).  I am 40 years old and for me these episodes are rare: once or twice a year.  I just had one about 20 minutes ago.  I had extremely bad (and fragrant) gas last night.  This morning I had two progressively looser bowel movements.  Then, on the third trip to the bathroom, I had loose, pale stool that smelled a bit like vomit, accompanied by everything that everyone here is describing: nausea (out of nowhere), severe dizziness (compelling me to lie down on the bathroom floor), abdominal pain, fever and chills.  I have never vomited or passed out from one of these "attacks", but I always feel like I'm going to.

It could be some sort of lactose intolerance, I suppose, but I've always been a pretty heavy dairy user, so I'd be very surprised.  I'm going for a full cardiac workup tomorrow, if I learn anything, I'll definitely come back and share it with you.

It is somehow comforting to hear that I am not alone here...
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Joann, I don't know if you still check this...but EVERYTHING you explained is EXACTLY how I feel. I mean, the sweats that lead to diarrhea and the nausea and the dizziness. It's insane! It's been affecting my life for at least a year now! It's been picking up a bunch since Jan 2008. I've been having an "episode" closer and closer together lately. I can't explain it. It's totally affecting my normal life. School, work, social! I thought it was from drinking beer, but it happens even more intensely when I haven't been drinking.  I have had blood work done every 3 months and nothing...every thing's normal; except for once something to do with my liver came back abnormal, however after they did a CT scan, everything was "normal".  I have had 4 CT scans in 2 years, and nothing...nada!! It's crazy and it's affecting my life to the extreme. No one believes me either...I complain all the time and I feel so bad, and helpless... It's getting to the point where no one wants to hear it anymore because it's the same ole same ole.]

Like anon1967 said, it nice to know I'm not alone....
I don't know what to do! I'm away at college and my doctor at home has done so many tests, she probably thinks I'm crazy! The next appointment I have isn't until May 29th...Thats too far away...
The episodes, like I had mentioned, are becoming closer and closer together. They come so sudden, I can't predict them. I'm on levothyroidoxin for hypothyroidism, but i'm an active (minus this ****) 22-year-old who's only 104 pounds!!! Having Hypothyroidism doesn't make ANY sense!! I can't gain weight because everything goes through me so fast and out in the "no fun runs"...

Okay I just needed to vent. I don't know what to do anything.
Please, if anyone figures out this, let me know!!!
Thanks, Callie!
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I have had those similar symptoms, too! Dizzy, uncomfortable cold sweats and chills, a bit nausea and weird in the stomach but without diarrhea, extremely weak and unable to stand up and had to lay down. The worst among these is to feel so weak in the whole body and almost like passing out or dying. I had this episodes three times since last year. When the most recent one happened last weekend when I was in a store, I had to go to the restroom just in case I need to vomit. I sat there undergoing this terrible "dying moment" and thinking what if I really die there. After 15 minutes, I was able to stand up and I looked myself in the mirror just to find myself so pale!

I am 26, female, 5'3', 110 pounds. I don't drink, or smoke, or take any drugs. My diet is small with more vegetable than dairy and meat. I exercise lightly, doing 100 sit-ups everyday and go walking or jogging twice a week. I am guessing it's a nutrition problem. The symptoms appear like a low blood sugar. Some reading on the web suggests that a vitamin B12 deficiency seems to fit, too. I just want to search for some useful information before I go to the doctor for this.
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Wow, I'm amazed that there are so many people with the same problems.

Last year on Thanksgiving, I woke up severely sick, vomiting with loose bowels, with stomach pain and I felt like I couldn't stop vomiting.  It felt like it wasn't normal sickness, so I went straight to the hospital.  They admitted me and I was released the next day, I had stopped vomiting but the nausea and loose bowel continued at least a week afterwards.  Ever since then I sometimes get this recurring thing, like everyone is describing.  First I get this like hot--cold feeling in my head, like something is poking me in the head with a very small needle, though it's not painful, then dizziness and I have to run to the bathroom.  Every time, I get so scared, it just keeps on happening.  While I was in the hospital they said it was food poisoning, then when I kept getting sick and getting the same feelings, my doctor started to think that it was maybe an ulcer.  I went to a stomach doctor and he said it wasn't an ulcer, that I seemed fine and that maybe what happened last year triggered Irritable Bowel Syndrome and also that it might seem worse because of my anxiety.

I have been having problems like this for a long time, since I was about 15 or 16.  I was extremely skinny because I would feel very sick every time I ate, so I avoided it.  After awhile, I started to avoid dairy and began to feel a bit better but I still get these unexplained nausea, feeling like I'll vomit feelings.  I've been on birth control since I was 16 (for extremely painful cramps), and I recently switch from the Ortho-evra patch to trinessa.   I'm on 20 mg fluoxetine (prozac) and they put me on Omeprazole for my stomach.  I'm 24, I'm a vegetarian, and I notice that I feel sick with any greasy foods, or anything that's too salty.  I have anemia and I get B12 shots every month.  My diet is so restricted with my lactose intolerance and vegetarianism, I'm not sure what I can cut out of my diet.  I eat no meat and I try not to eat any foods with meat products in it, also I've been a vegetarian for over 10 years. Before, I would start to feel sick after eating, ever since Thanksgiving though I get that hot-cold feeling and food isn't the trigger, I don't think.  It feels like a different thing.

I'm so surprised that there are this many people with the same symptoms.  I had almost given up and resigned myself to it, now I'll try harder to find out what's wrong with me.  
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I think it would be very important to have a screening for Chron's Disease.  The procedure is fairly simple, a barium 'milkshake' though the variety they use is a bit less chalky than the normal one.

The symptoms of Chron's fairly closely matches what you're describing, and can cause vitamin b12 deficiency.  Oral intake of B12 is difficult enough to absorb as it is (absorbs better as a sublingual tablet) and in the digestive system is absorbed in the last section of the illeum prior to the large intestine.  This area is directly affected by chron's disease, (though it can also affect any part of the digestive tract).

The screening may require a colonoscopy as well.  In my case, the colonoscopy showed irritation and inflammation of the end of the ileum.  X-rays during the barium test will show inflammation of the illeum (possibly to the point of full closure).

It's sadly becoming more and more common in the US, and is harder to diagnose.  Illeative colitis will also often show pain similar to that of appendicitis (very close to each other).

Be certain to raise the question with your doctor, not all consider this particular problem.  (Many will also put you on an anti-parasite/anti-bacterial medication attempting to remove a non-existent bacterial infection (cryptosporidia or the like)).  This can actually aggrivate the problem if you are exposed during this time to C. Difficile, which can increase the inflammation and reduce the normal growth of probiotic cultures.

In addition, you may have noticed an increase sensitivity to lactose and sunlight exposure.  Substantial weight loss may occur, (my episode of loose stool was over 6 months long).

The menses in females can also aggrivate the problem. (Judging by my older sister's difficulties).

It is very important however to ask your doctor about the possibility if there is small intestine diarrhea that is extended, as well as pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, or in the lower left.

This is not definitive, but it is a suggestion.  You will see evidence of vitamin B deficiencies in illeative colitis, as well as potential bleeding in the stool, violent cramping, and sudden dizziness and nausea, cold chills, hot flashes, and often abdominal distension due to sudden production of large volumes of intestinal gas.

I wish you the best in your search.  For others, there is a fairly simple blood test for gluten intolerance.  Celiac does not appear at this time to occur in those that do not respond in this antibodies test.

Best of luck to you all.
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I have also experienced this on several occasions. Twice when I over-exerted myself at the gym (I'm assuming I over-exerted myself, even though my routine wasn't intensified), and several times when I ate too much sugar in a short period of time (I had pizza and 2 poptarts for lunch yesterday and spent 40 minutes half naked on a public bathroom toilet praying that I wouldn't throw up too - I really hate throwing up). This only used to happen when I had horrible menstrual cramps, but now it happens for other reasons. I've had blood tests, and my blood sugar is barely lower than normal. Nothing else showed up. I do have a rapid resting heart rate and low blood pressure though. I don't believe in cutting out favorite foods from my diet, I'll just reduce the portions or eat them less frequently.
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I had the same symptom the first time yesterday morning. I was on the phone with my mom after I wake up in the morning and all of the sudden, felt the urge to go to the bathroom. I then felt  pain and discomfort in lower abdomen. After about two minutes, I felt chills radiating from abdomen and I sweated. I also had the urge to throw up and felt like I was going to pass out.

I am a very healthy woman and never had experienced things like that. I am very concerned with what happened and decided to dig some clues on the internet. I thought about what had changed in my daily life recently and one thing brought my attention is the fact that I recently placed two moth cases in my closet and the room now is filled with the smell of mothball. Some search on the internet revealed stunning fact that exposure to mothball vapor can cause symptoms like diarrhea, dizziness, hemolytic anemia, etc.    I had the mothballs in my house for two weeks and the day before I suffered from the symptoms, I spent most of the time in the room filled up with mothball smell, cleaning up the closet with door closed.  And at the time when I was on the phone with my mom the next morning, I was also in the same room with door closed.

I am not 100 percent sure this is the reason causing the problem. But I hope it was since it is easy to solve. I have already packed up the moth case for disposal. I would like to know if anyone of you also have recent exposure to mothball vapor somehow.
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This happened to me last night. I was watching a movie with my dad and brother, and all of a sudden, my stomach started cramping up. I ran to the bathroom, couldn't really do anything. I came back, and about five minutes later, I had to run to the bathroom again and had extreme diarrhea.

I started getting really nauseous and dizzy, and I was going to take a Nexium for my acid reflux in hopes that it would stop the nausea, but I had to run to the bathroom before I could do anything. The whole time, I felt as if I was about to pass out. The room had gotten hotter all of a sudden, and I was trembling pretty badly.

My dad thinks this might be because I didn't eat as much today as I usually do, and I also exercised some, but to be completely honest, I don't think that was it... I had just eaten dinner before that, so if it was from not eating enough, why would I get diarrhea and throwing up right after I ate? I'm on my period right now as well, I dunno if that may have anything to do with it.

I'm fifteen and the last time something like this happened was in April 2007, when I passed out waiting for my bus to school to come.
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Im fifteen also and have been having the same problems for a while now... I feel dizzy, nausea, and have bad diharea. I always feel like passing out but i dont. I also have back pain and i dont know what to do.

It does get worse when i have my period though. Also i get this tremor in my hands and I get really hungry. But most of the time, i dont even feel like eating because im so nauseous.

Im suprised that so many people have these symptoms but i think its weird that they all got diagnosed w/ different sicknesses!

I do think this is stress related cuz my mom tells me that im too stressed out. I worry all the time about school, my volunteering job, friends, family, and panic alot. I freak out and thing im gunna die. Its really affecting me! I dont know what to do but i want to go to the doctors.
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Also i wanted to add that i have been to the drs and he didnt find anything wrong! still freaking out here!!!!!
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One thing that I found very helpful when I was experiencing many/all of the symptoms most of you are describing--KEEP A JOURNAL.  It is especially helpful for those of you who have these symptoms frequently.  When I started 'noting' when I had these episodes, what I had eaten, activities, etc., often you will find a 'pattern' (although not always).

There are several possibilities along with what others have mentioned (this is what makes healthcare difficult--many different diagnoses have many similar symptoms).  As I had mentioned earlier, I spent years dealing with many of the signs/symptoms that many of you have described. My problem(s) ended up being my gallbladder, allergies (shrimp/dust mites) and at another point panic attacks. The test for allergies was a last minute decision by the physician--he was originally testing me for RA because I had began to have pain in my arms/legs/back. I still experience diarrhea, nausea, anxiety, shakiness around my menstrual cycle (no birth control).

I currently have a brother experiencing many of the same signs/symptoms and they are becoming more frequent (along with tingling in arms/legs), diarrhea, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, cold sweats, fluctuating between shivering and sweating (or both).  We did a glucose test tonight when he started to feel bad again (had not eaten because he had been working) and his blood sugar was at 132 (fasting glucose is typically <100 I believe).  He ate 3/4 of a cheeseburger and an 8 oz glass of milk...2 hrs+ his glucose level was still over 150.
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P.S.  

Just from experience...if a physician wants to check your gallbladder, request tthat a gallbladder function test performed.  My condition went misdiagnosed for years and through 2 pregnancies (I was MISERABLE!). The md that suspected gallbladder only did an ultrasound (looking for stones) and when they found no stones they didn't follow it with a function test.  However, it was my gallbladder but there were no visible stones at the time.

However, with gallbladder I had problems with diarrhea/loose stools (both of which looked like they had grease or oil in them)/flatulance (all of which pretty foul smelling). It was so bad that I got to the point that I was afraid to leave the house because I never knew when I would get sick or have to make a mad dash for the nearest restroom--which most of the time would require me to be helped to the car because I would be so sick.

There was also a specific sharp pain (with the gallbladder attacks) about an inch or two below my sternum (in the area between the left and right ribs).

Hope this can help somebody.
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Hey

im 14 and i've had all similar symptoms for the past month: nausea, dizzyness, short-of-breath, headaches, trembling in my hands/shakiness, tiredness, feeling like im going to throw up but i dont, diarrhoea, leg muscle pain particulary the right (but it could be period pain aswell) and similar syptoms (symptoms) to a migraine(more nausia than headache). I also have had lactose intolerance for the past 2 years. And recently my period has been abnormal. All of the symptoms are usually worse in the morning till about 11:30am.

One day when i was a school, in english, (this was the first time it happened) i started to feel really nausiated, and dizzy and felt like i would pass out. I went over to the window and that seemed to help. 1hr or so later i was still feeling really lightheaded in maths and by the time i got home i was on the toilet with bad diarrhoea.

It seems to help when i have water, fresh air or a sleep. But not after food.  Especially fatty, or sugary foods.

Mum thinks it could be gluton intolerance or celiac disease (wheat allergy). Or something diet related. Also anemia/ B12 deficiency?? or Diabetes?? Acid-reflux?? or anxiety??

I've been to the doctors and had bloods done as well as blood pressure checked and all was NORMAL. also recently just before it happened i broke my nose...but i don't think thats related.

Most people on this site are genuinly women in there 20s so for me things like pregnancy aren't on my list of possibilities as im not sexually active.
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Dose symptoms happened to me one day I felt my heart beat racing like never before, I did sure called 911, I was at the ER they took all blood work plus X-ray, they came back and told me that I am OK, next day I did go to my DR. and he told me that I had an Anxiety Attack, he gave me volume, (but I never took them) ½ year later I start to feel dizzy and it was really worse at times I want to another DR. he took every blood test possible everything came back ok, at that time I was treated with antibiotic because he saw something in my blood, thank god everything was going ok, now it appears again, I fear for my life I can’t drive or talk, or go, or stand, I can be at the grocery I will stop everything leave everything and go home I know it’s not a Anxiety Attack, thank god I don’t have the stress it’s something triggering the problem I wish I would know what the answer is, like that I know what the problem is no answer is driving a person crazy, I feel cold, dizzy, my body is shacking, my heard beat is going crazy, can anyone help or maybe it’s something that we have to change on diet or get more nutrition or Mage3  whatever they trying to sell to the public, WE ARE IN NEED help
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Hello everyone, This is my first time visiting this forum. I am a 22 year old Female. I am currently pregnant, But Ive had many of these symptoms for some time now, mostly before the pregnancy and in the middle of it.  When I first started having many of these symptoms, I went to my doctor and they ran all kinds of tests, Come to find out it was caused by a lack of "eggs" mainly meaning I was heading into early menopause, When the symptoms returned in the middle of my pregnancy, They ran more tests.. Apparently it was due to an over abundance of Potassium and Iron. I had to stop taking my prenatal because of this problem. And was also caused by a drop or raising in my blood pressure. I changed my diet awhile back to basically the diabetic diet. And to this day, the only time Ive had a problem with these symptoms is when I consume to much fruit or my prenatal vitamins .  My blood pressure has returned back to normal for the most part, it stopped spiking and dropping and my potassium levels have also returned back to normal, although my iron levels are still extremely high. my doctor has recommended that i take a Vegan diet until the end of pregnancy. (which is less then two weeks)  I hope this helps someone out. I went through massive amounts of testing before they found these problems, And I've done very well since.
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I seem to have these wierd feelings of slight anxiety, shakes, sickness, headaches and my heart pounds ten to the dozen. I had one this morning on my way to work, it lasted a good few hours and I couldn't hold my glass of water without it shaking all over the place. I also suffer from a similiar experience when I drive in the dark. The other week I had to drive home on the motorway and I hated every minute of it. I am OK driving in the dark on the smaller roads which is very odd...
I was starting to cope with the motorway issue but after this morning I am really worried that there is something wrong with me. I did have a cyst on my ovary a good few years ago and had similar symptoms (not the motorway thing) and had to have my ovary removed. I am worried that I have another cyst or will become a panic attack sufferer. My life is hectic but I don't think I am stressed or depressed.
What can I do????
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I too have had these 'episodes' since I was 13. At age 19, I was diagnosed with IBS. I tried to modify my diet, and it did help, but it never really went away. I usually do pass out at least once a year, and if I am triggered by anxiety.
It sometimes happens if I eat too much caffiene on an empty stomach, toomuch acid (like curry, salsa, oranges,,) or too  much dairy.
It also happened if my body temperature changes drastically (like lying in a tanning booth, giving birth, suntanning on the beach, skiing, etc...
Then again, it will sometimes happen if I am hit with bad news like a family death, infidelity, etc...
Basically, it interrupts my everyday life and is very unpredictable. I go  for yearly physicals, exercise regularily, eat lots of fiber, take vitamins, all the usual stuff. I am 36 yrs old and have 3 kids.
Last night my husband had to carry me from our office into the bathtub because I suddenly felt nauseous while working on the computer. I felt like I had diarrhea, but was too weak to get up, i felt dizzy and passed out.
when i came to, i felt freezing. my teeth were chattering and i couldn't stop my body from shaking. My husband pured a warm bath and put me into it. it help calm my body down,  but i continued to go to the bathroom all night.
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Everyone,

I'm 28, soon to be 29. Had panic attacks for years but went off Zoloft on my own (yay!) and didn't have any problems until the last 3 weeks. I've had several of the same symptoms you all have mentioned here...nausea, sudden urge to go to the bathroom, sometimes something like diarrhea, chills...sudden cramps... I swear its like a constant bout of food poisoning but it's been going on for weeks now.

Went to the doctor who gave me something called bentyl but it hasn't helped. Symptoms aren't the same as a panic attack so it isn't in my head. :P The doc took an Xray of my abdomen but didn't find anything so referred me to a specialist.  I've been eating more fiber lately just in case that was the cause but it doesn't seem to be helping.  Can't keep going on like this!
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My doctor called these "severe anxiety" or Panic attacks.  She proscribed Paxil (generic version is called Paroxetine).  I do well with 10mg but have the best results with 20mg once a day at the same time (usually before bed is what they say on the bottle).  Anyway, it also helps treat depression as well.  I find that things don't bother me and make me worry like before.  I'm just much more calm and relaxed.  It's supposed to treat the symptoms and not just cover them like Xanax (tranquilizer).  It took a week or so to kick in but it definitely was a noticeable improvement.  My friends noticed as well.

It also helps to exercise regularly and eliminate caffeine.  Caffeine worsens anxiety symptoms and usually makes you more irritable.  I also regulate your blood sugar levels so that you're more level.  High fiber (beans, etc) along with Vitamin B and C are good for that.  I really like this organic stuff called Moringa, Noni juice and Coral calcium.  All three of these help regulate blood sugar levels, improve immune system and energy.  

I'd also highly recommend keeping a regular sleeping schedule.  A great natural way to fall asleep is using Delta Wave cds.  In other words, there are programs out there that you can rent from the library or purchase that help you reach sleep and dream states easier by generating certain tones that you can hear by using stereo headphones.  These tones help to stimulate your own body's brain patterns that most closely resemble those stages of sleep and dreaming.  I have found that it helps me reach deeper sleep, despite any anxiety I might have.

There are other natural sleep aids out there but you have to be careful when mixing them with medications that treat anxiety or depression, especially tranquilizers.  Supplements like Melatonin can accelerate the drowsy effects of medications in these areas, making you a little too sleepy or in the extreme, death.  Of course, if that happens, you can counter it by using products like Emergen-C (high vit C and B) to boost your energy quickly and keeping it up for hours.  Vitamin C is the quick energy and vitamin B helps regulate your energy so that it lasts longer and limits the peaks and valleys.

I hope all this helps.  The best thing is to listen to your body and don't be afraid to ask for help from medical professionals.  =)
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I recently found some great homeopathic (organic/herbal) treatments for anxiety, panick attacks, depression, insomnia, etc.  It's called Amoryn, along with some supplemental products that they also recommend.  Being that they're herbal and vitamin in nature, they have very little to no side effects, especially over time.

Anyway, feel free to check out their site.  It contains clinical research vs other well known drugs that are supposed to treat the same symptoms.  Plus, being that it's not a drug, you don't need a prescription.It's not that expensive either.  I was able to get 3 bottles each of the 3 products they recommend for under $200 with free shipping.  Basically they're like $24-25 a bottle.  I got a discount for buying more than 1 bottle in each case.

Also, on the site, they have testimonials, recommendations on how to wean off the drugs you may be taking and also great information about how successful people have seen them be.  I'll be sure to update everyone on my upcoming progress.

Here's just a small sampling of all the wonderful data they have on their sites:
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http://www.amoryn.com - Amoryn (naturally treats mainly depression - longterm treatment).

In most cases, the recommended starting dose for adults is two (2) capsules daily. The majority of AMORYN users report that two (2) capsules per day work effectively without any side effects.)

http://www.seredyn.com - Seredyn (anxiety & panic attacks - can be used when needed or longterm use).  

SEREDYN helps you relax in as little as fifteen minutes and continues working for up to eight hours.)

http://www.mellodyn.com - Mellodyn (sleep aid for insomnia - can be used when needed or longterm use).  

MELLODYN can be taken every night or occasionally "as needed". If necessary, you can safely take MELLODYN every night for weeks or months. When taken as directed, MELLODYN is not addictive or habit-forming. )

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(Primary Active Ingredients & the Supporting Nutrients)

http://www.amoryn.com/formula.html
http://www.seredyn.com/formula.html
http://www.mellodyn.com/formula.html
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http://www.amoryn.com/taking_interactions.html

Over-the-Counter Medications
AMORYN can be taken safely with all over-the-counter medications.

Dietary Supplements, Herbs, and Vitamins
AMORYN can be taken safely with all supplements, herbs, and vitamins.

SEREDYN is an extremely safe supplement and can be taken with most prescription and over-the-counter medications.

NATURAL/HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS
You can safely take MELLODYN with all natural/herbal supplements. (If you experience daytime anxiety, try SEREDYN for immediate relief of anxiety, worry and panic attacks.)
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Hope all this helps!  Good luck!
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Also, some of you should check out B-12 difficiency.

http://www.amoryn.com/formula_bvitamins.html

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The B vitamins in AMORYN allow the brain to maintain healthy mental and emotional balance. Proper levels of B6, B12 and Folic Acid defend the body and mind against stress, and deficiencies can contribute to depression.1,2,3,4,5. Studies show that people with depression and other emotional problems are far more likely than the non-depressed population to be deficient in these vitamins, making supplementation especially important.

In fact, the March 2005 issue of Alternative Medicine magazine recently recommended B vitamins as the most important vitamin/mineral supplement for improving mood. Specifically, Alternative Medicine recommended taking extra B6, B12 and folate, the same three B vitamins found in AMORYN. (The article also recommended St. John's Wort and 5-HTP, two other ingredients in AMORYN.)

B vitamins help fight depression and anxiety by facilitating the function of neurotransmitters, the brain's natural chemical messengers that regulate mood and emotion. They do this by allowing your brain to produce more of a natural compound called SAM-e. In recent years, SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) has become a popular over-the-counter treatment for depression. SAM-e also occurs naturally in the brain, and helps make serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. By boosting the levels of these "feel good" neurotransmitters, SAM-e naturally improves mood. But low levels of SAM-e can cause depression.

Unfortunately, over-the-counter SAM-e supplements are expensive and poorly absorbed by the digestive system. Luckily, the body can produce its own SAM-e using folic acid and vitamin B12, two of the B vitamins in AMORYN.6 Adding extra B12 and folic acid to your diet may bring the benefits of SAM-e without the drain on your wallet. That's why AMORYN provides potent doses of both folic acid and vitamin B12. In fact, one study showed that taking folic acid with an antidepressant medication was far more effective than taking the antidepressant alone.7 In the same way, taking B vitamins with hyperforin, the potent natural anti-depressant found in AMORYN, may work better than taking hyperforin alone. And there is evidence that taking extra B6 also raises levels of serotonin3, a neurotransmitter crucial to maintaining a positive outlook.

Increasing dietary intake of B6, B12 and folic acid is a simple, safe and inexpensive way to improve mood, fight stress and increase mental energy. That's why AMORYN provides high doses of all three of these essential B vitamins. Their role in the AMORYN formula is to support the actions of hyperforin and 5-HTP by providing the brain with the nutrition it needs to restore emotional balance. (The small amounts of these vitamins provided by daily multivitamin formulas are sufficient for the general population but may be inadequate for individuals with depression, anxiety or other emotional conditions. Even if you're taking a daily multivitamin, you can still benefit from the higher doses provided by AMORYN.) [/quote]
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I am so happy to have found this site!  I have been experiencing all of these same symptoms for the last 3 1/2 months.  It happens mostly at night when I lay down.  My heart starts racing, I get abdominal pains, get hot/cold chills that go up an down my body, I immediately feel nausea, feel the sudden need to bm, feel panic attacks like I am going to die and just all dizzy and disoriented.  It suddently goes away and comes back over and over again every 3-5 minutes - sometimes from 1 hour to several hours.  AND it is usually occuring every 3 weeks or so - a week or so before I am to start my cycle. I have had all sorts of tests since for the first 2 months I kept going to the ER.  I've been put on Bentyl for the abdominal pains, Cymbalta for what they think is just panic attacks and I'm taking B12 vitamins.  Plus I'm not eating much because doctors think I have IBS.  Most think it is in my head except for my huband and I.  I just wish I knew what was wrong with me so this will stop.  It's so great to see everyone on this site having the same symptoms -- I just wish there was an underlying condition name and something that will cure it.  I've had 3 children - smallest is 7 months.  If anyone has any suggestions, they'd be much appreciated and welcome!
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I am so happy to have found this site and reading all these people's stories.
I too am experiencing these issues that have just started about 5 and a half weeks ago. I know many will probably talk about this part, but i had an abortion prior to this. I live in Canada.
After my abortion, i felt fine for the first 2 n 3 weeks, then started feeling sick. I could not "just" go to sleep, and would wake up quick with a feeling like i was going to be sick. I tried drinking Peppermint tea and it worked for the first and second time.

I went to my doc and told him what i was feeling, (nausea, hot/cold flashes, lightheaded) before i went to the bathroom.
At one point i stayed up till 6am in fear i was fairly ill. finaly falling asleep after going to the bathroom for the second time. My doc ran some tests, blood stool and urine. When tests came back he said they had found something in my stool and it was because someone didn't wash their hands before preparing my food. I know it wasn't me because i am already paranoid about food as it is. My dad has IBS and i think one of my uncles has Chron's. My doc knows of this..
He put me on these meds for 10 days, and i thought wow soo cool i'm gonna feel normal, which for a few days i did, but had a less severe attack in about the 5th day of meds. Now today March 23rd/24th 2009 I ended my pills this morning, and have been dealing with this all day. Direah, (which i thought was from dairy) hot and cold, nausea, and some cramping. I've spent so much time on the couch from not sleeping that i developed Sciatica (pronounced Siatica) which is in the lower back. and is painfull.

I am so tired and feel weak. I think my doc will think it's all in my head when i go back and tell him it had nothing to do with what they had found, I can't live like this anymore, I have a 4 yr old daughter who'm is very active and i feel like i'm not being a great single mom because i'm not able to take her outside. I do feel better when i am outside but due to the back pain it makes it even harder. if anyone has updated news it would be greatly appreciated.
Need help for sure :(
thank you and i am hoping that everyone finds out whats up, and that i can as well :)
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It would appear that most members are complaining of the same or similar symptoms as the next person. I have experienced many of the complaints shown throughout this forums medical history. From sinus pain and dizziness, to off balance feelings and spaced out unreality scary episodes, have visited countless doctors, hospitals, read numerous books on the subject of anxiety, depression, etc. Having readmost of the posts and observed how very similar each one reads to the next, I think we all need a good chill pill - it sounds to me guys we've over-stressed ourselves and we need a well deserved break. I discovered from Dr Claire Weekes that when we get over-stressed, because of life's demands, money, work, school, children, etc our brain switches itself over to step back mode - meaning we become more of an observer, hence the strange unreality feelings and detachment. The physical complaints are the body and minds way of focusing on the workings inwardly and not outwardly as it should do as this is where the stressors are. The best we can do is to rest regularly, drink plenty of clean fresh water, eat sensibly - not too much caffiene and definitely cut back on sugar. Sort out a healthier diet plan - 2000/2500cals per day. Fruit and veg as often as you can tolerate. Take long moderatly paced walks (perferably in the country and away from distraction, breath deeply into the lower parts of the lungs and enjoy as much fresh airs as you can possibly get) Don't stay cooped up indoors - I did that for over 12 years and it was a nightmare - agorophobia I could'nt step over the front door without feelings dizzy and disorientated. Doctors can't cure everything and the meds help rid the body of infections, and sometimes stabilize a little, but we need to stop being scared of the bodies over-reactions - read Dr Claire Weekes (Peace from Nervous Suffering) for insight into how your nerves can trick you into laying on the couch making you feel your too weak to move. I have ben there and lived that life and I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. Any need any help or exerts from Dr Claire Weekes books then contact and I'll do my best to shw you that you can overcome most of the conditons reported in these post by using your bodies and natures own natural healing ability. Good luck and best of luck.
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Ive been having those same sytoms there very scary they probley scare me the most because im only 12. i got lots of testing done on me but they cant find whats wrong some of the doctors though said there could be something wrong with my electrical system in my heart there could be a short circuit but its not life threatining you could have the sytoms stopped by them giving you medication but it won't go away you can make it go away by having surjery and burning the short curcuit. but i also found that those sytoms could be from cezuirs they could be caused by BRAIN TUMERS AND LED POISINING my parents havent taken me to a nuroligist though bu there going to take me.

I hope this helped you to get an idea to what this might be if you ever find out what it is tell me please THANKYOU
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HI  could be a circulating virus, and your body is naturally trying to get rid of it,hence bowel movements shakes, toxic, and because its not fully cleared from your intestines could be recurring,or constipation.
could also be iron overload,
could be thyroid,
i have the same , twice this week, last one was two year ago,bowel movement, tremours, funny breathing, coldness,fainty,
i have low thyroid and on levothyroxine,
i am on iron tablets,
just had a virus , leading to my head ears,
i taking myself off iron, drinking plenty of water, not eaten much yesterday when it last happend,feel better today,
and yes think the faint bit comes on because we panic, which leads to a viscous circle, because when i felt faint and trembly yesterday i went to sit outside in the sun on a garden bench, with fuzzy head, shakes, sicky feeling, then a bee landed on my shoulder, i shot off the bench, my faint soon went, but still left feeling ill,but think the mind does make you feel worse,
im not a dr , not seeing one yet, see how i go, yes this condition is a life pain,
my guess is i have a toxic virus or iron overload,thats my self assesment,
bowel germs,,,,,
get rid of the nasties, and constipation is a big one,,,,,,, for bowel toxicity. hence my iron gotta go,,,,
i put it down to bowels, anyone else constipated, not going enough causes your body to collect the nasties,,,,,,
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It's been a little over a month since my post and I have been to several different doctors.  I tested positive for bacterial overgrowth syndrome in my small intestine - which must have started when I had a bad stomach bug before I started having all of my symptoms referenced above.  I am on antibiotics and may need to be on them every month or so.  I also have IBS which they say is probably caused by the bacterial overgrowth.  I have found my symptoms are non-existent by watch carefully what I eat -- no fried or fatty foods, no lactose, nothing spicy or acidic - nor red meats.  I basically eat fruit, breads, lots of chicken, rice type cereal and lactose milk.  I am also working out a lot which I have always done for the most part.  

I am on Cymbalta for depression (post partume) - bentyl for the antispasmatic, probiotic, B12, Iron and Welchol which helps with diarhria (treats gallbladder but not sure if I have an issue there).  

Not sure if this helps anyone - but I have been feeling better.  Not cool to take so much medicine - but if it keeps me feeling better - no problem.  I have an appointment later this week at an allergist to test 100+ foods to see if I am now allergic - so hopefully will know something soon.  It's amazing how a stomach bug can turn your world upside down overnight - for the rest of your life (potentially).  Good luck to all:)
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So interesting to read all the comments, especially the one that her dr. prescribed Paxil for these symptoms because I feel like my symptoms started when I tried to wean myself off Paxil.  Started taking Paxil after death of my husband, and I feel it helped me IMMENSELY so I'm not anti Paxil.  But I just don't want to have to take drugs so I started every other day, felt OK, so I stopped entirely about a week ago and immediately felt like I was going thru menopause again; night sweats (day too actually), lightheaded especially if I turn my head too quickly, and gas and diahrrea.  I don't eat a lot of carbs, I stopped all caffeine, reduced alcohol, and have been getting regular vigorous exercise; walk at least 5 miles on hills, etc.  I feel OK emotionally off Paxil but have these physical symptoms.  They are not debilitating as seem to be to some but are bothersome.  I try not to drive too much for fear of a dizzy spell.  I'm going to give it a couple weeks and if these don't go away, I will probably go back to dr for GI tests.  I hope it goes away and I hope all find the answer to their problems, because it sounds like it could be any one of a lot of things.  GOOD LUCK to all.
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i was diagnosed with a panic disorder when i had these symptoms. was on combination klonopin and amitriptyline for a long time but now off of the klonopin and taking the amitriptyline and buspar. this last combination has really helped. i never knew that you could be nauseous and stuff with a panic disorder without the chest pain :)
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oh, and i also have postpartum depression. my son is now 17 months :)
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I am really glad I found this thread.  I have had these episodes for the last 8 years.  I have Takayasu's Arteritus, Crohn's Disease and Hypothyroidism.  I am only 27yrs old and have had two open heart surgeries because of the Takayasu's.  Doctors always assumed I had the dizzy/passing spells because of my heart problems but a few years ago I had an EEG that showed I had a seizure.  I have never believed I have epilepsy so I didn't go back to the neurologist.  I went to an ENT and I do not have vertigo.  My symptoms or episodes go like this:  something feels like it clicks over in my brain.  The room starts spinning and I start sweating.  Sometimes I pass out and sometimes I don't.  I think I've learned to almost control it.  Either way afterwards I feel really nauseous.  I always vomit and have a bowel movement.  Then I just feel extremely tired for the rest of the day.  The entire episode usually lasts about ten minutes but feels like hours.  I don't get them for any particular reason either.  Like I had one the other day and I was just sitting at my desk doing stuff on the computer.  I have worn a heart monitor for a month at home and nothing abnormal showed up.  I also have passed out while in the hospital and my blood pressure was fine.
  After seeing this thread I am wondering if I have Celiac Disease.  Now that I think about it I never have episodes when I am doing a low carb diet.  I also have a lot of the symptoms, but these symptoms could be related to my other diseases.  Some of these symptoms include: anemia (I have been anemic after 7 blood transfussions), Vit K deficiency, swelling of the feet and ankles, dermatitus (thought it was eczema), and severe bruising.
   I contacted my GI doctor and am having the blood test for Celiac Disease tomorrow so we will see.  I am hoping that it is a gluten allergy and not epilepsy.  
   Does anyone have any other ideas?
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I found this post a couple of months ago, and was overwhelmed because it described my symptoms (and my son's symptoms too!). This eventually led to my son and I getting a diagnosis for REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMIA. I started a blog to help others like me, http://www.reactivehypoglycemia.info. I talk about the tests, how to get diagnosed, and how to cure it.

I'm so glad I found this board! At last I got an answer :) My son and I are 99% better.
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I'm fifteen years old and I have been getting dizzy attacks for over two years now. It happens maybe once a month, once every two months. Sometimes its a random occurence and sometimes its right before/during my period. I get dizzy for hours and I feel so imbalanced that sometimes I'll be walking and I'll feel pushed to one side of the room and sometimes even after I have put myself to sleep and have woken up I still feel dizzy. I also have fast heartbeats. I don't really know what it is... I've been to the doctor three times and I they haven't given much help/advice. I've been drinking water and eating salt items like crazy but it doesn't seem to help. Someone please help!
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I have Chron's, but I believe that some of the symptoms that all have talked about, dizzy, diaherria, vomiting, nausea etc may be various things.  

My thyroid test came back normal.  EKG was normal.  Heart stress test was normal.  Xanax seams to help the dizzy episodes.  I'm gonna check for celiac disease, since some said they have it and it seems to have similar symptoms.
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well to update my happenings..
so far I still get the same symptoms as stated, My doc has done so many tests now and he is coming to the conclusion that this could be IBS stemming from the meds they had put me on to get rid of my infection.
I have noticed that if i don't take my vitamins/B12 I have severe attacks rather than mild. So i have been diligent in taking them. I have also discovered a lil something called IBEROGAST, thank you to my pharmacist for telling me about this. It has been like a miracle. I feel so much better, my bloating goes down, my stomach feels relaxed and not so clenched with little to no feelings of nausea. There are no side effects from this stuff, is all natural and it is o.k for kids to take as well. If this helps anybody please let me know. And please go to your dentists to get your teeth checked, apparently this condition can cause some dental problems too, most of which we would never even think.
Hope things get better for all who suffer :):)
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Please help.

Firstly may i say i thought i was the only one. I cant believe how many people have the same symptoms. Im only 18 and i live in australia. For the past year i have had these sudden waves of nausea, dizzyness, sweaty palms, cold chills and hot flushes, but not diaherra (diarrhea) i feel like im going to pass out or throw up at any minute. They last for about 2 minutes and then seem to go away, and they happen at least twice a day especially when im out. Lately they have gotten alot worse, alot longer and more often. i can feel them coming on and i start to freak out and i just feel this sudden rush to get out of where ever i am and then i get all the symptoms. I have had a pretty stressful life and i do worry alot,

Iv been told its just minor anxiety attacks by my doctor but i know its got to be something more than that. Today has been the worse, it began at about 10 this morning and even after going to watch a movie they havent stopped, i am trying to not make any sudden movments cause it just brings them on its 10 at night now and im still lightheaded and my vision is playing up. Iv been on the pill (yasmin) since almost 16 and i havent had any trouble with it, i started smoking aswell about 6 months ago, but i dont think it could be that becaseu i can go days without a smoke and i still get them. thyroid also runs in my family so im thinking it may have something to do with that.

Look im not asking for a cure or a diagnoses. i just want help just like everyone else on this site. i cant function properly anymore and its begining to tear me down. Im going to the doctors tomorrow but for now can ANYONE please just give me some advice on how to make it even the tinyest bit better, I would be forever grateful.

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Sent by mandy81 Jul 23, 2009 02:33PM
I've experienced the same symptoms. And I'm scared about feeling the dizziness and diarrhea again. I just turned 30 and fell sick the day after my birthday. I was at the end of my period cycle and i felt faint, dizzy and had diarrhea. Whats happening to me. I went to the doctor the second time i felt dizzy and he said my iron is low so I'm eating healthy and taking iron supplements. It's only the second day but I'm so sacred of the bad feeling repairing.Not that it's a good thing but i glad you understand what I'm going through! I wish you well!!!  Any advice??? I've missed 3 days of work just this week cause i can't function.
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I am 22 years old, and I also have the same symptoms sometimes. For 2 - 5 minutes i get the sudden waves of nausea, dizzyness, sweaty palms, cold chills and hot flushes, and diaherra (diarrhea), and I also i feel like im going to pass out or throw up at any minute. Ihad this since 17, and it wont go away... cant belive so many people feel this way too...
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Yeah uhm. This may sound a little un-natural but im only 15. this has happened to me twice now. ive been so freaked out that it will happen again too.
The first time it happened was at home and i was walking to my bedroom cause i felt kinda light headed. so my mom told me to lie down. when i was half way there i just puked. so then i thought i had to puke more so i started walking to the bathroom. on my way there i started to black out. and then i had awful diarrhea. and when i thought i was done using the bathroom i got ready to go to my room. i was still really light headed and slightly blacking out, so while i was washing my hands i passed out!. my mom came in the bathroom and woke me up after a little while. she told me to go to sleep. so i went to my room and i guess i passed out again cause i didnt remember going to sleep. but i slept that off and felt fine when i woke up.

Second time it happened was when me, my sister, and step dad were at dollar general. i felt perfectly fine again. and this was atleast 2 months after the 1st one happened. but we were going into the store and i just randomly barfed again. and some lady from staples came over to see what was wrong. i puked more and suddenly got really hot and started sweating so i took my sweater off. then i felt i had to go to the bathroom again. so she helped me up and we started walking to the bathroom and as we were walking i started blacking out and feeling really light headed. and halfway to the bathroom i was practically blind. so i sat on the toilet and let it all out. and when i thought i was done again and ready to get up, and i was still blind and light headed, i pulled my pants up and passed out again cause when i woke up my head was wedged between the toilet and stall. i told the lady i justed needed something to drink so she gave me a mellow yellow. i started to drink it and passed out again. i also think i dropped it cause when i woke up again my little sister was shaking me and said i wet myself. haha. but i dropped the drink on me. so as we were walking outta the stall i passed out for a third time. but this one was worse i guess cause i started shaking like i was having a seizure [my sister says] and didnt wake up till the abulance came. so they did some tests on me and guess what. everything was NORMAL!!!! they told me i was overly dehydrated but i had koolaid befor i left and half that bottle of mellow yellow in the stall. theres no way!!

so thats whats going on with me. its been about 3 1/2 weeks since it happened and im scared that this time it will be at school or at a friends house. so somebody please tell me whats wrong so i can keep it under control. thanks.
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I think my symptoms appear monthly, a few days after my period ends. I use to notice that I was constipated after my period and it would usually take a week to go back to normal. I just started having the following happen a few months ago. I think I've have 4 episodes so far. This has only happened in the morning right after I get out of the shower. I feel like I'm overheated and thirsty. Then, I start feeling really dizzy and a bright fog obstructs my vision, like I'm going to pass out. Then I get cold sweats, rapidly lose energy, feel nauseous and can find temporary relief only by going #2. I then have 2 - 3 regular bowel movements within an hour after that and am shaky and weak for most of the day. Sometimes I end up missing work to rest. This seems to help. My job is stressful but the pattern seems to be centered around the end of my period. Does anyone have these same symptoms and/or maybe know what the problem is? I'm tired of missing work and am afraid this could be serious.
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I to have the same problem around my period time. Talk to your doctor about your iron intake you might have anemia. And start to take your vitamins like b12 or b complex to help build your red blood cells. Do your research on what your body is lacking.
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Even though you went to the ER, you still have not seen a doctor!!!  Get yourself to your family doctor to do a thorough check up on you!  Why would you wait to get good medical help??  You are still young and you are probably having hormone problems but the sooner you get a specialist to look at you the sooner you will be on your way to better health.  I know when I was growing up at around the age of 14 or so, I use to have fainting spells too.  The doctor said it was due to the changing of hormones from being a kid to becoming an adult.  Anyway, DON'T WAIT!!!  Do something now before it gets worse or it happens when no body is around and you hit your head - that is a scary thought....
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I have had alot of the same symptoms for most of my life. I am a 29 yr old male. Over the years it started to get worse. I finally went to a doctor and he said it was dumping syndrome. He prescribed me some pills but they made me sick. I finally went to another doctor and he done a upper and lower GI. On my lower endoscopy he found one small ulcer that flaked off when he attempted to take a biopsy and nothing on my upper. Do too my symptoms  He said what I was describing was Crohn's disease. But he said my lower endo showed none of the common ulcer looking sores through out the intestines. He did a blood test for Crohn's. About three days later he called me and said my test indicated crohns. He put me on medication for three months and took me off and I have been in remission for 1 year now with no problems. I can actually go out and eat without worrying about having a episode. My doctor said I was lucky most doctor would of never did a Crohns test since I had no visible signs of Crohns in my intestine. So this may or my not help you but good luck.
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     I am a seventeen year old girl and I have been having these symptoms since I was fourteen and they only happen within a week of my mentrual period.
     My family is very health-oriented but we do not believe in the usage of unnatural medications. I am very petite (4"11, 85 lbs) and although I have never been tested, there is a good chance that I have a thyroid deficiency. I am a very happy person but have random anxiety attacks, expecially if I have had a lack of sleep or caffeine (or both). Also, when I am having an episode, my hearing will be substituted for a loud ringing noise, my vision will become severely impared and my thought process will be unreasonable.
     Please, if you have any information, help me.
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I can't believe everyone hear has all of these symptoms.  I am 24 (yesterday) i had a terrible episode last night.  it started with a cold sweat and then dizziness, then i couldn't see, everything looked like a videogame.  then the no fun runs.  

so weird.  thank you everyone for your ideas

also, i have lupus.
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Im 20 years old and just to share my experience this is how mine came on i had just arrived to a meeting me and my fiance had and i was standing outside the car waiting to get my sone out of the car and go in when like at a snap of a finger i hd chronic cramping then immediatly came the major cold sweats, then the dizziness and nausia... so i told my fiance i had to go to the bathroom and onmy way in there i had to sit down twice cuz i was starting to passout then finally i made it to the batthroom and i sat down to go and it was nothing but clear diareah srry for the immage... anyways i started vamitting at the same time and then finally i stoped but i haad passed out on the toilet 2 times but when i finished i had to lay on th tile cuz my shakiness got to an extreme i could not stand and i was hyperventilating anyways my fiance ended up doing the meeting alone with my 10 month old .... but to keep things short i literally could not breath at all for like 30 seconds and it go better after a couple hours but my temp was 103 when i got home and tonight i was thinking about it and decided to talk to my aunt who is a registered nurse in Oregona and she said it was a seriouse condition and has caused deaths because verymany doctors diagnose it as a flu what she said it was and i don't remember the name but its very close to epilepsey and you really gotta push it with your doctor because it is very seriouse i have not went in yet because i thought it was just a mishap at first until i talked to her so Google types and beiginniong stages of epilepsy and youll find it there.
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I had this same problem today randomly and I could not work this problem out so I have been searching it on google and came across you guys! I am so glad I am not the only one out there, it's a horrible thing!!! I was due to catch my flight and started to burn up and sweat really fast, felt dizzy and felt like running to the loo just to plonk myself there and rest feeling the urge to spew :(. As I was in there I could hear my name being called for the plane and I just couldn't get up as my body started to heat up so bad, I was determined to get my jacket off, Once I was on the plane after stumbling the whole way there seeing black blank splotches feeling weak like I was going to fall, I started to sweat more and get stomach pains (all while in the first day of my period) and started to get cold chills around my back, arms, legs and felt like trembling. I then got home and had a good spew and now after two hours, I am perfectly fine again. I had no idea why this comes on! I feel it may be because of "lack of iron" as I haven't had much meat and with the period, all these symptoms kicked in suddenly. I am just happy I have found someone that understands and knows what I have been through, as I had this same bug before at work and the doctors could not figure out anything.
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Wow, did a search and found this posting.  Honestly thought I was dying today.

Reading this though reminded me that I use to get this when I was younger, prior to being dx w/endometriosis.  I literally past out one day driving home....

The shakes, the dizziness, the palpitations, literally can feel my heart beating, then of course folled by the extreme panic that you are dying, which is the worse.  

I know I have endometriosis, but I use to pass out from what I thought was just the pain, but now I think it's more than that.  My cycle has gotten so heavy, that I think that I might even be somewhat anemic during period.  I am 42 now, and I think I am peri-menopause which is only escalating my symptoms.  I am so done w/this, I so want my old self back.  It has been really bad now for about 6 months.  And I have found a pattern.  My period, and when I ovulate.  

I too had been on the pill for omg, several years, due to the endo.  I remember after I had the surgery, I was so disappointed that I would still need the pill to stop the growth.  Well, a few years ago they tried to put me back on the pill, but could not handle it anymore.  Then 2 trmts of depo, and couldn't take that either.

I too think that B12 has something to do w/it.  Bcz the really weird thing is that when my symptoms escalate, I get like a burning mouth or metalic mouth.  Now I have done some searching on that in the past, and B12 came up to.

Well I guess the old saying is true, misery loves' company.  No I am not dying, no I am not having at heart attack, yes, I am going to have a long heart to heart w/Eve the day I get to heaven....  

Well blessings on everyone that posted, now if some doctors would just read this, perhaps they could find an answer for us!!!!!
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  WOW, so many people with the exact same symptoms...and here I was beginning to think that maybe I'm going crazy! I'm a 23 year old female. Ive been diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse (very small one though) and have been on a really low dose of beta blockers for 4 years. So I know this has nothing to do with the beta blockers because I haven't seen anyone mention it. However, I was on birth control for 2 months. (doesn't seem like a long enough time for my hormones to go haywire). Anyway...
   About 3 weeks ago I woke up at 1 am with severe nausea, chest pain and palpitations. I tried vomiting but nothing would come out. My heart never beat so fast and hard before, I started feeling like I was going to faint. Panic took over and I pretty much was certain that I was going to die right there in the bathroom. I called the ambulance and was rushed to the hospital. They took my ECG (pulse was 140!) and my blood work came back normal.
  The next morning I saw a cardiologist who did an echochardiogram and said aside from my MVP, everythings fine. He said I had a Super Ventrical Tacchychardia attack. I felt panicky for the next 2 days and then I started having really bad nausea and chills every night. My tongue also got a thick white coating, I would constantly burp.I was short of breath. I also got diarrhea and started getting dull pains in my upper stomach. I was tested for anemia - negative. I had a stool sample taken - no paresites BUT a lot of YEAST! A GP told me it was a stomach flu that should clear up, but it never did. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I felt like I had indigestion. I started getting very anxious and refused to be in the house alone.
  When I convinced myself I had a candida infection, I started eating yogurt with live cultures and started taking probiotics and my diarrhea went away. I also started feeling much better. (right before i had my first episode I was antibiotics and birth control simultaneously, and they both disturb the natural flora of the intestines).I stopped taking yogurt and probiotics for 4 days now and I feel a bit worse again.
  I really dont think its ANXIETY or PANIC. I mean I woke up from dead sleep like someone here already mentioned. Last night I was nauseaus again and was shaking really bad. I'm so exhausted and frustrated, I just want my life back! I'm sure that isn't related to my heart either.  
  I'm going back to the doctor next Sunday. If I ever find out what's wrong with me I will update everyone on this forum! I had my thyroid checked 2 years ago and ovaries checked a few months ago and they were fine. I suspect a few things but I don't want to self diagnose and lead anyone on.
  TRY probiotics, they're harmless and they don't have side effects. I'll report back in a week.
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I posted on this forum some time ago, but was recently diagnosed with something that may well be related to my symptoms (which were occasional bouts of diarrhea combined with intense nausea and dizziness).  Anyhoo, I have no idea if this is related to those earlier attacks (which I haven't had since my post), but I was just diagnosed with Celiac's Disease (by a real, medical doctor - not by Oprah).  The diagnosis came as a result of my concern about ongoing diarrhea, which lasted for 6 months.  So, for what it's worth... you may want to check for Celiac's.  Good luck.
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I came across these boards and I think perhaps my experience could help. I had all these same symptoms sweaty hot and chills shaking nauseous and weak which would lead to me running to the bathroom with diareah. The miltary tested me for endometriosis as well as ibs and a million other things. Turned out I have crohns disease. It also affects me worse near my period. All those symptoms are your body responding to the spazzing of your digestive track or in my case a response to food passing through an area of swollen infected scar tissue area. Look into crohns....
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Effexor messes your brains physiology up. If you stop taking it and start again it can make you suicidal from seratonin.
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I'm a male, aged 15 and getting same symptoms;  nausea, diarrhea, shaking, chills but I don't feel disy instead I can't sleep and when I am about to fall asleep I sort of tense up and jump a little of the bed also I keep having strange thoughts that I would never have, like a dream when I'm awake. I am worried and having panic attacks, I haven't Been to any doctors but any feedback would be great?
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I dunno if this wud help but most of these episodes happens during the night and i personally find it help wen as soon as i feel like i'm gettin those symptoms u do kow wen it happens bcos ur awake as soon as u feel the rumbling goin on in ur belly.i get up as quicklyas possible and switch the fan on..yes...the fan till m freezing cold that helps me stay wide awake and more alert...ur bound to feel more and more dizzy if ur half awake cos u dont know whr u r and wot ur expected to do,but if ur awake ur atleast alert and by stayin awake and alert is to switch the fan on till ur freezin cold and then go down and do wots needed u will find the pain and symptoms that u normally get wont even happen.trust me...it will seriously help.i've tried it myself and not once suffered ever since i've also advised my family members who too suffer from similar problem during the night and they found it like magic!,it really worked!!!...try it urself.
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I have been suffering terribly for the past 8 months. I changed my diet. I stay hydrated, I eat the greens... It's hopeless. I am an 18 yr. old female and this is ruining my life. I've had blood tests, an endoscopy, and a colonoscopy. Doctor said I JUST have an acidic stomach. =/ My episodes are random and can be caused by simply drinking water. Even brushing my teeth in the morning causes an episode. I get really light headed, my WHOLE body turns cold, my stomach gets hard, my muscles shake, i get back pain into the front of my stomach. And right when the nausea gets unbearable, my stomach cramps up, and the diarrhea starts. My episodes last for 3-5 hours at a time, and by the time it's over, i'm pale and weak.

Recently, I was suffering from a migraine for 4 days in a row. I felt fatigue and nausea and just awful overall. Then last night I had an episode just by drinking a cup of water. I was up all night. I thought I was dying. My symptoms also get extremely worse when menstrual.
What's wrong with me?!


SOOO glad to see i'm not alone. Thank you all for sharing your experiences.
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Hi im 19 i have also been getting these symptoms would be going on 2 years now and they cant figure out whats wrong. A few weeks ago as soon as the episode began i went straight to hospital in the hopes that they would see more and figure it out instead the doctor told me that my symptoms dont add up and then told my mum he thinks it all in my head which made me even more upset. I cant even find the right words to describe it makes it very hard i have 2 kids they are big bubbles of energy and i get so scared that this will happen at anytime :(. i would really like to know what it is and why it is happening but there isnt anything really that we all have in common that can describe whats going on !! I just want it all 2 stop !!
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I have these same symptoms. They started after I had my daughter at age 23. I am now 26. It is random but frequent. I don't have medical insurance except for crappy medi-cal and I don't know what is wrong with me. Lately it is more frequent and ruins my playtime with my daughter as well as study time for school. I'm going to call on Monday to make an appointment...don't know what will come out of that since no one seems to know what causes these symptoms.
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I had bowel ,stomach, and twitching issues which have been helped by taking a magnesium drink supplement which is suppose to be the most absorbable form for your body. I went to a naturalist and he looked at my blood and told me I was deficient in magnesium and that is what causes muscle tension problems (your stomach and bowels are both muscles and will not work properly if you are deficient). You might also want to look into your thyroid because it can cause the some of the same symptoms from what I was told.
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hey i'm 15 and i have the same sort of symptoms.
i think they're mostly the worst right before and during my period. i get bad stomach pains, horrible diarrea (diarrhea) (the runs really), i'm hot, dizzy, and so nautious i feel like i'm going to throw up but i never do. i feel so sick all the time, like right now, and i really don't know what to do. because it's so bad i don't think i can deal with it anymore. i really feel like i want to die. HELP!
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I have suffered a worsening of symptoms premenstrually for many years. I am frustrated by the fact that no one seems to know why symptoms should become worse during this time.

However the following may be helpful to some of you
My allergies caused IBS style symptoms not unlike those described.
Avoiding the foods to which I was allergic during the premenstrual week helped  considerably but did not eliminate symptoms conpletely
A cheap test for food allergies would include the Coca pulse test.  There are pulse rate changes after eating a food to which you are allergic. Seeing a clinical ecologist (physician) was extremely helpful. An IgG blood test for allergies and a celiac test was done. No, I was not celiac but had multiple food intolerances. I found the IgG test to be spot on
Dr  Mark Pimental's research re IBS was helpful, (some IBS people who have been ill for many years have improved dramatically after being treated with rifaxamine. Dr Pimental’s wife is an endocrinologist and it was pointed out that some of Dr Pimental’s patients were worse during PMS time and others were better!. No one had any idea why. Some IBS had started and continued after a bout of food poisoning and this was deemed a risk for continued IBS
Pregnancy was a trigger for me.
Electromagnetic fields and chemicals also instigated an immune reaction thus I found it helpful to try avoid these premenstrually  as well
The work of Professor Robert Gardener was extremely helpful. Dr Robert Gardeners work concentrates on aromatic phenolics as  being the root cause of allergies. Desensitization for these substances was probably the most helpful of all the treatments that I have tried.
I have not ignored being tested for standard medical conditions and have worked with my GP
I have also worked with my naturopath. There is mutual respect between my naturopath, my GP and myself. I cannot stress how important this is when you are looking for answers.
Meditation, , a wholefood diet, and exercise were all helpful. Some have found far infrared saunas to be helpful.  Note thought that for me exercise during the PMS week had to be very gentle.
I hope this is helpful to some of you
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I am 32. I had a son in June of 09. I had a tubal done. He is my second child. I was diagnosed at 15 yrs with IBS (and all of the symptoms associated) and had several polyps removed. Every since I had my son I have had a wave of problems. I have dizzy spells especailly when i move around to quickly. Whether standing, sitting, ect, constant nausea or uneasy in my stomach all day, night sweats every night, when I lay down in the begining my heart pounds very hard and for a while I feel as though I'm rocking on a boat, I sway when walking sometimes or standing still and have from time to time fell, I crave salt, and ice all the time, I feel very tired all the time as if I could sleep for years and it not be enough and not all with it, like foggy headed and disoriented, I can put something down and not remember where I put it a second later, I just don't feel "with it" most of the time. This has all started mild and progressively gotten worse from month to month even after I've been perscribed several different birth controls and lexapro. Nothing has seemed to help and it just keeps getting worse. I'm very tired of feeling this way and was wondering if anyone has any ideas or similar problems. Now lately I am starting to have hot flashes, I think and I am a very cold natured person. Also like everyone else this gets even worse durring my monthly.
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Im 21 years old, With bypolar, (not a doctor) I have a lot of those symtoms (symptoms), Honestly i think its tied to Stress, Worrying, Poor diet (big change in diet can cause this), and maybe The attacks Have kinda made you paranoid, which i know happened to me, I know what its like I struggled with it for a Few years with a attack 1-2 times a day, Lost friends cause i was afraid of a attack around them so i stayed home, Till one day a Friend told me to stop worrying, And think of it as what ever happens happens, I actualy hope this is whats causeing this for you, Cause if it is, You will know that its just gotten in your head, Sounds silly I was in denial For years, Once i found what was causing it, It went away,  I hope you the best luck with dealing with this problem,
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I am male - 39 and have had episodes once every 2-3 years.
Starts with mild stomach ache building up, cold sweat then intense dizziness and headache with a powerful urge to defecate.
No diarrhoea but normalish stool.
Lasts about 5-10 minutes.
After a time it's as if nothing happened.
I don't suffer from stress or take any drugs.
Any ideas!?!
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I'm 22 years old and have had many of the symptoms that have been mentioned throughout this forum. Numbness in foot and arm, chest pain, chest palpetation, really light headed, bowel movement, chills. All these symptoms tend to come on within several minutes when I have an episode. My first bowl movement will be normal, and then the ones following it will be loose.

All of this started in Oct' 09 and has been a recurring thing. I've had many tests done from brain mri, blood work, urine test, and all have come back normal. I am deficient in a couple of vitamis, but I've been taking them for over a month now and nothing seems to have changed. I even get B12 shots from my doctor.

Everytime I get an episode I start worrying which probably doesn't help. Many of you have said that all of your tests have come back normal also, and that no one can tell you why these episodes occur. That is the same answer I keep getting from my doctors.

Before I started getting these episodes I was prefectly healthy, and according to my doctor I still am. But I sure don't feel like it!
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I've had symptoms for almost 20 years now like many people here, but the doctors cannot explain the problem.  Hopefully, some people have had similar symptons and finally found the cause.  I'm 42yo, male and don't take any presciptions other than Propecia and Simvastatin, although I had the problem before starting these.

I feel fine and then out of the blue, I can start feeling dizzy, my vision can become narrowed and sort of red colors, followed by a nauseated feeling where unless I lay down, it feels that I can definitely throw up.  I can also have weird thoughts, but cannot remember these afterword.  Sometimes the symptons are mild and, and sometimes I need to lay down.  These symptons appear during excersize, watching TV or during sleep.  They may disappear over 20-30 minutes, or persist in some form for over 24 hrs.  Ususally when they persist, it feels very much like a hangover with mild dizzness and some sickness to the stomach.  I try to eat and drink water and sometimes that helps, sometimes not.  If I stay upright, I've acutally passed out once or twice before I learned to sit/lay down.

Has anyone had very similar symptons and found out what is causing this?  My doctor's haven't been able to pinpoint anything.
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I have had anxiety/panic eipisodes on and off in my life. I am now 28 and have recently been under so much stress that I burned out my adrenals and had a nervous breakdown. I noticed no one else here mentioned adrenal fatigue. Some people on here sound like they do have intestinal issues, but for the most part it sounds like what I have and most on here are describing is due to stress/adrenal fatigue.
I have been dealing with the worst episodes the past two months, after months of accumulated stress. I had to have an emergency c-section, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the same time, I had to leave town with my newborn to care for her and still am, my house was being foreclosed on (has been resolved :) ), my four children drive me bonkers most days, etc.
My panic attacks one day kept coming none stop and led to a nervous breakdown. Now I have these "episodes" on and off, had one this evening. I always feel like calling 911 but get myself through it. I get them more when my husband is out of town and I am scared because I am alone with my children, what am I to do but try and control it. I know the hospital would just run a battery of tests and say I'm fine (like many of you mentioned). These are my symptoms...the first thing I notice is I start to feel really drained/tired, then jittery/tense, I have also felt as some others have mentioned tingling in my head, then I get hot but have really cold hands and feet (clammy feeling), dizzy, then I start to feel nauseated and feel the need to use the toilet. Oh, and also uncontrollable shaking. Sometimes it can go on for hours, until I calm down or pass out from being tired.
From things I have read these symptoms are called the flight or fight response and after giving birth naturally three times I noticed these are the same responses that happens when a woman is in transition (about to give birth), which is when the flight or fight response occurs in childbirth.
Ok so onto hopefully some help. I went to see a naturopath, as I do not feel comfortable taking prescriptions. I had full blood work up done, everything came back good except for my vitamin D levels were low and my lipids were a little high. Vitamin D levels being too low can affect mood. Most people are Vitamin D defecient, due to lack of sunlight (I am inside most of the time). So get your Vit D levels checked, also check out Dr. Mercola, he has a lot to say about Vit D.
My naturopath also put me on magnesium, as people with panic disorders are usually defecient. The one thing she put me on that I noticed an immediate change in my mood/stress was some chinese herbs, called Tang Kuei and Peony. The anxiety panic episodes have subsided greatly and are more bearable if they do occur.
Some people were concerned about birth control may being the culprit, but I have never taken any form of birth control.
The number one way to get rid of my stress is to grow closer to God. I noticed these episodes in my life only occur when I am not walking close enough with Him and I am letting worry control my life instead of Him. Seek Him, He will help you through and give beauty for ashes,strength for fear, gladness for mourning, and peace for despair.
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Ok, I've read most of these and I'm going to post what is working for me. PLEASE check with your doctor before you try any of these supplements.

I was very low in progesterone- I'm 40 and I believe this was the reason I struggled to get pregnant. I had been on the pill off and on for a very long time. So I take progesterone along with estridiol- BIOIDENTICAL hormones (very important). Yes, men can be low in progesterone too.

I take Stress Assist (B's) in the a.m. with breakfast. I try to do some quick meditation in the morning. I try to stay very aware of my breathing. Stay in the present moment. Don't let your mind take you to that "what if place". Stay focused during an "episode". Look at what is around you. Breathe slowly and deeply.

I've increased my bran. Yes, for diarrhea I know this sounds crazy but it works. I eat smaller high protein meals/snacks with some carbs every couple of hours. My body was being too efficient in how it processes food.

My thyroid medication needed adjusted.

With lunch I take a multi-vitamin a D, C's, Omegas, a B-complex and potassium (for the adrenals).

Take a quick walk, walk the stairs at your work if you have them when the weather is bad.

Get counseling if you are very stressed and not coping with life situations.

Good luck to all of you. I started having many of the symptoms listed above about 6 months ago. It's important to have a medical work-up and then start doing your part- take your supplements/medications and take care of yourself physically and mentally.
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get your ANTIBODIES checked, i suffer the same...when these attacks come on i get DIZZY,SHAKE badly,FREEZING,dry mouth,just wanna CRY, get ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, paranoia.
the doctors were checking my thyroid and it was all coming back fine untill they checked my antibodies and they found high levels of the wrong antibody. everything going into my body was getting killed off and they are eting away at my immune system and certain parts of the brain causing these attacks....there are long term side effects so tell your doctor you want your anti bodies checkd as alot of doctors didnt have a clue with me.
once under control your feel great!!! runs in the family aswell so keep an eye on other people
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I to have been suffering for 4 years with the following symptoms.  Diareah, dizzyness, stomach bloating, belching, fatigue, shortness of breath and a protruding stomach....My family doctor has told me for four years that I have anxiety and I should seek a physcologist.  My family doctor will not listen to me and no neither will any other doctor because she has put me down as an anxiety patient in my records.  I know and my family know that I do not have anxiety.  Im not that type of person.  I do have a high stress job, but its one that I love and cant wait to get there....Last week I went to Emergency for the 6th time in one year...Finally a doctor who listened and agreed with me that this is not anxiety...He informed me that yes when I first arrived at the Emergency Ward I was anxious...No Doubt.  I could barely breath, I was shaking and all of the other symptoms.  He told me that the anxiety came on after the symptoms occured.

I couldn't believe it...A doctor who listened and agree'd with me.....After four years, Iam finally going to have an ultrasound and several other tests.  I will keep you informed... I just want to mention that my blood tests came back all fine as well as the chest xray....My doctor advise until my tests was to eat a banana every day (potassium) drink lots of water, do not drink caffeine of any kind (coffee or soda) stay away from creamers or the flavored creamers and no fatty foods and try to only eat vegetables that dont have a high gas issue such as (brocolli and cauliflower)

I used to only have these symptoms when it was my cycle time.  Now I have them everyday and always around the same time lasting anywhere from 3 hours to 6.  I just started taking a product called IBEROGAST...Look it up on the internet....Its sure helping me in the stomach department....It is a product from Germany, all natural and you can ask your pharmasist to bring it in for you....you do not need a prescription.  I will let you know about the test results when they happen... I hope very soon.
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So after 5 years of existence, this thread has yet to find a definitve answer.

Great.

I'm a 25 year old male and suffer from the same attacks (shivering, hot.cold flashes, diarrhea, rapid pulse, clamy skin) and it used to be accompanied by panic by I'm so used to the damn things that I can lay through them calmly now.

I'm seeing a doctor tomorrow and after reading this thread I guess I'll ask about Crohn's disease, reactive hypoglycemia, food allergies, vitamin deficiencies, and out of whack anti-bodies.

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My name is Kaylie and i am 16. I am shocked that so many people are having the same "episodes"as i am!
I have had all those symptoms for the past 2 weeks. The doctors cant seem find anything wrong with me. Ive seen 7 doctors and all say the same thing " i dont know". I just got back from Haiti and all these symptoms explain MALARIA. But i dont have a fever so they dont think thats what it is. I also dont have diariha.
They also suggest it may be chronic panic attacks, or depression due to the fact that ive been crying alot and my insomnia.
I just wanted to thank everyone for your suggestions, maybe they will help me find my answer.
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Gosh I cant believe so many people have these symptoms and yet no doctor has come up with a valid reason for this illness or treatment.

I am 47 next weekend and I have rhuematoid arthritis. After years of trying different medication the hospital have now put me on steroids because due to the fact that I have had breast cancer there is not alot that they can give me. I am taking 9 different tablets in total and waiting to see if I can be a candidate for a new infussion thats not on the NHS in England so that I can come of the steroids, so fingers crossed.

After sitting and thinking I think I have been having all these symptoms since taking the steroids..Sweating but freezing at the same time and the next minute so hot I want to strip of, Feeling really sick that the thought of even drinking water turns my stomache, Diarrhea but not everyday, Shaking, Headache, Tiredness Weakness, Fuzzy head, also I find that I am quite irratable with this. The thing is that it dosent last for just a day, this time I've felt like it for 4 days and still no better. It is constent there are no minutes in the day that I feel any better. I spent two days in bed as I find that when I'm lying down I dont feel so lightheaded.
I have not gone to the doctor about these symptoms but I have mentioned it and they say it should get better.
Usually it only lasts for about 2 days but due to the fact that this time it has been 4 days and I cant see an end to it I think I should phone
I know it sounds silly and believe me I dont want to but..I feel like I would rather die then feel like this all the time.
I really hope that someone somewhere comes up with a soloution to solve all our syptoms (symptoms) so that we are able to carry on with normal day to day activities.
Goodluck everyone xx
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Severe stomach pain, severe diarrhea, severe vomitting, cold sweats, arms numb, hands cramp up stiff making it nearly impossible to move them and also dizziness/fainting and ALL at the same time and it always happens late at night. It also takes so much out of me, i feel like I could sleep for days!....These are all the syptems that I have experienced probably about 10 times in the past 2 1/2 years. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Like some of the others, I seem to have this within a week or 2 of my period. Can anyone tell me whats wrong with me?? I'm a mom, I have triplet 5 year old daughters....I get so scared when this happens...I'm a healthy 28 year old, I workout 4-5 days a week, run 2 miles a day, eat pretty healthy, etc. Can anyone please give me some advice?? Even if it's advice on helping me get through the time when it's happening?? I feel like I'm going to die or something when this happens.
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I have all the same symptoms and as of late, to add it, I get it all while I'm on my period. My periods have always been heavy and painful and never on schedule. If I have a short period then I'll have another one that same month. Or it will dissapear for two months and stay for a week. I've once had a period for two weeks. I just recently found out I have an exess amount of hormones that can make me get pregnant very easily. But I never have. Its weird. and apparently no birth control works for the pain. None of them are strong enough. And I've tried everything. I don't know what to do anymore and the doctors aren't helping.
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I too have many of these symptoms.  When my son was 2 (now 19) he was diagnosed with Vasovagal syncope.  After reading most of the posts something click and I googled that topic and found a plethora of info on the topic of defecation syncope.  I hope this helps!!!!  Good luck to all.
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Not gonna lie, for the past few days i have had what i thought were flu like symptoms...I have been getting extremely dizzy, hot and cold flashes, nauseous, cannot concentrate, my appetite is gone and i just don't understand it at all.  
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I too have been having similar symptoms and I think I've discovered what is going on and this may help all of you, including men.  We all have hormones and occassionally they go whacky on us.  I am a post menopausal woman in my 50's.  In January I started taking bio-identical replacement hormones.  I have been dealing with a lot of stress this past year, anxiety, etc. and just plain old aging.  Normally I'm in good physical health, but decided hormones might help over the rough spots.  I did a lot of research on the subject and asked a bunch of questions and decided to go to a bio-compounding pharmacy here in my town that specializes in Bio-identical hormone replacement.  It takes a while for these to kick in.  3 - 6 months or more.  The nurse practitioner, who is the primary care person in this, did a blood draw and a saliva test and discovered I was estrogen dominant, so she put me on a topical cream which was applied twice a day.  2 months ago I again had a blood draw and she discovered I needed more progesterone, so she added more of that into the cream.  Long story short, I started feeling really crappy this month when I started on that.  2 days ago I had severe nausea and I have been feeling trembly all over on and off for the past couple of weeks.  Fortunately I have another nurse practitioner friend who works for an alternative care physician (more holistic than your typical western practitioner doctor) and asked if this might be symptoms of too much progesterone.  She was very surprised to hear I applied the progesterone cream every day of the month and said to replicate my normal body monthly cycle (without going into my period of course) I should only be applying progesterone 2 weeks out of the month!  So my message to all of you, find a GOOD alternative care physician or nurse practitioner (I'm switching to my friend's practice tomorrow) who understand hormones including what your adrenals and thyroid have to contribute to all this and seek treatment perhaps on bio-identical hormones.  It can work with the right guidance, and is much, much safer than synthetic hormones.  A couple of drawbacks; mostly in the cost department.  Most insurance companies do not cover this kind of care/treatment since most of these doctors and nurse practitioners do specialized bio-compounding of hrt's which are not manufactured by the big name pharmaceutical companies and therefore the doctors aren't getting any kind of financial kick back.  Also these alternative/holistic care physicians are not in every town, so you have to research.

Good books to read by Dr. Christine Northrup who has done extensive research on the subject so go to your bookstore, or find her on the web.  She'll explain loads and kind help you get the right kind of treatment.  I'm obviously not "cured", but I'm getting better and educating myself in all this and hope to feel better and better very soon and I'm wishing the same for all of you!
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I have several of the same symptoms, and have had a three 'episodes' in the past few weeks.  I also have a hightened sense of ssmell sometimes, and i have noticed my feet starting sweating, sometimes, it like i stepped in a puddle of water along with the nausua, the runs, dizzy lightheadedness, spaced out feeling, chils and then very cold,

i though i was having a sugar issue, but my neighbor tested me and my sugar was barely high. (180) is anyone having the sense of smell issues or sweating feet?
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Hi all, I can't beleive that so many people experience this problem I have been experiencing these episodes for so long now its unbearable, it happens so often now
i would say every 2 weeks or so i have a bad episode with the dizziness, shaking, nausea, dirreaha and the feeling that i'm going to pass out. I have been having dizzy spells for a few years now and the doctors put it down to Vertigo i have been on these tablets Sandomigran for about 3 years now but still getting the dizzy spells all the time. My doctor has told me that it could be my nerves and i know i am a worrier i stress about everything possible i just can't help it, but i still don't think i am having these episodes because of stress i feel like i need to go to hospital when i have them it gets so bad. If anyone has found a miracle medication i am very interested as my other problem is i'm only 25 and want to start a family and can't be on the vertigo medication whilist pregnant.
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In March of this year I started feeling like I had stomach flu - I was nauseated, dizzy, bloated and a feeling of wanting to eat but couldn't take a bite. It went on like this for a week every month until May when I figured out it all happend just before, during and after my cycle. a total of 9 days of total discomfort. I had an abdominal ultrasound done and a gastrointestinal (GI) test (by drinking chalk like liquid YUCK and several xrays while drinking it). Plus I had full blood work done. A couple of visits to the hospital and I was told I had gastritis, then a visit to my family doctor after all tests came back normal and nothing wrong with me I was told I am suffering from PMS. WEIRD...I have never had this happen before other than the migraines I get during my cycle. I've been taking liquid advil when I feel the symptoms start and I think it's working. BUT now my cycle is done a week later I feel nauseous and dizzy - a couple of my coworkers had stomach flu recently and I hope that's what I have cause I can only think the worst even though the tests I've had all came back good. It never ends, I can't plan anything because I don't know how I am going to feel, my last trip was ruined when I stayed in the hotel sleeping because of these symptoms. Very annoyed and frustrated.
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i had all these symptoms and around my period is when it would happen or after a hot shower...  the first thing tested for was anemia and sure enough that was the reason.  women are way more likely to suffer from anemia and the best thing to do is drink lots of water and take multivitamins like the ''one a day'' brand. i hope it helps
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I realize this is a really old post, but I thought this might help someone else who finds this information.  I have had these symptoms happen off and on sometimes frequently sometimes infrequently.  They got so severe at one point that I was afraid to travel anywhere because I would have to immediately rush to the bathroom no matter where I was at and being stuck in traffic was a painful nightmare.  During the frequent times I would get nauseous, dizziness or feel suddenly weak as if my blood sugar dropped extremely low, extreme stomach cramping or gurgling, acidic feelings almost every morning, diarrhea with sometimes small seemingly insignificant bleeding as if it was most likely a hemmorhoid.  I continually would forget to mention all the symptoms to my doctor.  Write down your symptoms ALL OF THEM, no matter how seemingly insignificant and explain them to your doctor.  I was given the suggestion to have more definitive testing done in my case, because the possibility is that these may be symptoms of ulcerative colitis.  If it is indeed ulcerative colitis it has many similarities to crohn's disease and can be just as serious and yet it cannot be controlled by diet changes like crohn's.  So if cutting wheat out of your diet does not appear to be helping, bring up your symptoms to your doctor and never be afraid to suggest a possible diagnosis because believe it or not doctor's miss things too.
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As an addition to this I hear alot of mention from women that suffer this immediately associating it with menstruation and pms.  As I said before it's imperative you give all of your symptoms to the doctor... Seeing as this happens to men and women alike, although there are many different conditions the body can suffer that share similar symptoms, these are common in both men and women and I would not suggest accepting a hasty diagnosis of PMS...
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Regarding all of the above symptoms...Is there anyone out there going through this, that are in there 40's,  I see alot of younger woman, and I appreciate getting info from the young woman because I have a Child  22 yrs and she might have the same health issues as I.  Thank you
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First- my heart is opening to you all here-
Second- thank God (someone!) that we are not alone!
I have had 2 spinal fusions, am a 37 yr old woman, former serious athlete, PhD, former 6-figure-earner, etc.
I had 2 stellate ganglion blocks in Oct of 2009 after my 2nd surgery- C6/7- and have had the shakes/chills/loose bowels, ever since.  I had Omnipaque as a contrast dye ( oh and LOTS of head/neck radiology- CTs, x-ray, flouroscopy, etc.), and Bupivicaine, as well as Versed and Fentanyl (the latter two, to which I react just fine, strangely enough).  But I am CONVINCED that the stellate injections and the ANTERIOR neck surgery screwed up my thyroid. I developed RSD/CRPS, gained over 40 pounds in 2 years ( and I've always been pretty petite...so I suspect thyroid!).  I have an amazing rheumatologist now, but I have been diagnosed on TOP of RSD, with rheumatoid arthritis ( non-serologic- which means it's a T-cell reaction to either my donor bone, the contrast dye, etc....), and I'm being tested for Celiac and Lupus.
I was on Ortho Tri-Cyclin (or however one spells it....) for 10-15 years- went off of it about the time of my neck surgery (????...hmmmmm.....)
Now taking Prednisone (saving my life- so clearly, hormones are involved), and Plaquenil- as well as high dose Vit D (50,000 iu/week, as my Vit D level was 8 out of a normal range of something like 200-350ng.ml or thereabouts!).  Have a good pain doc, thank god, who also wants to study my endocrine system.  Even so- I PUSH him weekly- I want answers, and to all of you- remember- you DESERVE answers- it's your body- use Western and Eastern medicine- men and women- all of us- one love- let's fight together!
email me if you need help finding a Chicago doc:
nicole.***@****
Blessings and white light to you all
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I posted here November last year when my symptoms started. I'd wake up in the middle of the night in panic, racing heart, nausea, feeling like I'm going to black out and then I'd start shaking. I really hope this information will help someone. I have DYSAUTONOMIA. It's an imbalance of the nervous system. There are 2 parts, one that slows everything down and the other speeds everything up. Imagine this delicate balance going haywire...adrenaline rush, racing heart beat, panic, changes in blood pressure, digestion, etc. That's what I have, and I think a lot of people do but they don't know. These "panic attacks" are very common in people who have dysautonomia or mitral valve prolapse SYNDROME (not the same as just mvp) and it's very common that they only happen at night. It's crucial that you eat a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, eliminate stress and exercise. Don't stay up late! Don't skip meals! Bad lifestyles can cause a lot of damage to your body, why do people think they're nervous system won't get affected? Panic is a NEUROLOGICAL symptom. See a NEUROLOGIST.
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My 4th child was born in 1999 and I had my first "episode" a week later. The first sign is a tingling feeling that runs through my arms. Then I start having bowel movements and nausea. Many times it is accompanied with chills, I can't get warm and then later followed by severe sweating. I end up soaked. The episodes usually last about 4 hours and are almost always at night. Like the other posts I think they are somehow hormone related and seem to occur about a week before my menstrual cycle begins. Them seem to be more frequent with any stress going on, but occur randomly at other times. I have been to see many doctors who are only interested in treating the symptoms. I have been diagnosed with hyperinsulenemia and was put on janumet, but it doesn't seem to help with these episodes. The doctor said that it was the insulin dumping that was causing the episodes, but no amount of this medication or metformin has helped yet. If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them.
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Hi.
For about a month and a half i started having most of the sypmtoms that have been discribed and i have been looking for answers for a while. About 6 months before that i would occasionally become light headed and feel sick with some pain and cramps in my mid to lower part of my stomache. Im 16 years old and out of nowhere right before my period i started feeling sick to my stomache and became very light headed like i usually had but this time the sypmtoms were worse, and a few days later i threw up for the first time after a moderate meal, so i assumed that maybe i had gotten food poisoning, and after a week i started feeling fine but agian a few days before my period i started feeling the same, but this time i couldnt eat and when i did a few bites would make me feel full or give me that upset stomache feeling while having mild diarrhea and the symptoms continued throughout my period. I have always had an irregualar period since i had first gotten it and within that same month i got my period agian within about 20 days and once agian i had the same symptoms. I dont know what is wrong with me and after every episode the sypmtoms seem to get worse. I have started to get carsick and when that happens i become very hot and the sick feeling wont go away untill i lay down and start to relax. and when the nausea and cramps are starting to settle down i still get this almost heartburn like feeling with a feeling like there is something in the back in my throat which feels like i need to burp but if i try it feels like im about to get sick, and now the light headedness only occurs when i get mild headaches deep behind my eyes or during hot and cold chills. All these sypmtoms occur at the same time when i have diarrhea. I begin having painfull cramps, nausea, diahera, chills, sudden hot flashes, and a feeling of passing out. Does this have anything to do with an irregular period? Is it anything serious that i should have checked out? Will anything help my symptoms?
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I have a complete cure. ACUPUNCTURE. Im so opposed to needles, but acupunture works with out a doubt. It relieves every part of your body. ALSO DRINK TONS OF WATER!
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hi ive been having alot of problems with this, shaking,fainting,sickness ( but never be sick ) basicly real bad "episodes". btw sorry about my spelling im 14 and quite badly dyslexic :(. but the main thing with mine is real bad shaking lasting hours also dirreha suddenlty where ever, what ever im doing
i asked my mom what it is but she just said it might be a tummy bug or abit of bacteria in my stomach. i left it at that and it went..not for long i had it back again. but ive been keeping it a kinda secret to my mom.
PLEASE FIND A WAY  OF STOPPING THIS!!!!!
i only found this forum becouse i just had a episode and searched about it. i recently had a toe operation ( not really big ) but very pain full becouse i had parts of my nail chopped of becouse i had alot of ingrowing toenails, could this be part of the problem?
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I have also been having the same episodes with my period. For me it seems to happen every 6 cycles. I have been having the episodes for at least 2 or 3years now, so i know when its going to happen to cope with it, i immediately take a midol, and prepare a bath to just lie in, but only after im sure the diahrrea has stopped, otherwise its in and out of the bath tub! The dizzyness, hot/cold spells are unbearable until im in the tub in warm water. I also leave the water slightly running, hearing the running water also is soothing. i have been to GYN's and they have taken an external exaime and found nothing wrong with my ovaries or anything, although one of the GYN doctors had trouble locating my left ovary but insured it was there..not actually sure if she found it or not! I have to wait till I recieve my health insurance from my job at UPS before I can go to the doctor to try to get to the bottom of these episodes once again. I just had a episode yesterday and this time i experienced along with the diahrrea,dizzyness,hot/cold spells a burning sensation in my lower abdomen area. Sometimes i feel like i wont make it through.I really want to know what is causeing this!!!!
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I'm 23yrs and I've also been having this mysterious disorder for 6 years now.
Dizziness, severe nausea, lower back pain, with shivers, excessively tired. On the odd occasion I've vomited and the symptoms relieved themselves much quicker than when this doesn't occur. Usually a bout will last about 2-4 hours. I've found trying to eat or drink something doesn't always help it can sometimes make worse.
I know it feels like you really are going to be sick but you just don't know out of which end. It's dreadful... The strange thing is one minute you're fine and the next you go down like a sack of bricks. It hits you from know where, and you become really ill. Very occasionally you can feel it coming on. I've been to see several doctors and specialists with these symptoms and none of them can give a definite, clear answer. They keep trying to put it back to past illnesses I’ve had. But I tell them it doesn’t feel like that, I think it’s something else. Like perhaps a dietary/preservative intolerance?
I’ve been tested inside and out for everything and no one has an answer to what it is or how to manage or treat it.
Suggested/past health issues: Supraventricular tachycardia(SVT) Which I’ve had treated and am apparently cured of, Thyroid-I have nodules but the function is fine, sugar-don't have, Stomach/bowel disorder/IBS-looking into with a scheduled endoscopy/colonoscopy, Anxiety-have had a little in the past, but it never made me feel like this and it can happen when you’re not stressed at all. Menstruation issues-looking into with a gyno, Glandular fever-had in the past, which I wasn’t aware of. Apparently it stays in your system, and if you’re feeling a little run down it can rear its head.
Hopefully they'll find out what it actually is and not a whole heap of maybe it’s this..?
If the tests come back normal and they can't find anything. And once again I’m left with nothing to try to manage it or teat it (I just have to deal) then I'm going to try a naturopath/nutritionist. Fingers crossed. The only thing that gets me through it now is sleeping it off, if I can that is.
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Well we are not alone in this and this issue is not a single gender issue.
I am a 48 yo, post op transsexual female.

I have known for years that I have IBS but then this happened and continues.
This is the actual letter I have taken to my DOCTORS and DENTISTS as in several.

November 2009 till present
It started with a meal the first week of November (birthday lunch) Thursday the 5th. The meal was an Italian ground steak. I ate half at lunch and the rest later that evening. I found a stick in the leftover portion, yes a stick, with bark fragments around it, did not finish the meal.
By Saturday Nov 7th I was sick, bad sick.
1. Extreme abdominal swelling and distention with cramps. Painful to touch or pressure especially upon release of pressure causing involuntary cry outs, pain level easily a 6+.    
2. Delirium, fever, pain, nausea, diarrhea.
3. Diarrhea oily (you could see water/oil separation), smell of rotting. Puss noted on any solid stool.
4. This lasted nonstop for the month of November.
December 2009 through March 2010
1. Continued diarrhea and extreme constipation set in.
2. Noted swelling of left arm, tingles and itchiness in extremities.
3. Abdominal swelling evident even to co workers, pain and cramping, burning feeling in stomach and intestinal tract.
4. Low grade fever
5. Mood swings, extreme
6. Lack of energy, not hungry. (morning sickness),coughing fits to nausea,  dizziness, blurred vision, memory loss, lack of concentration, night sweats, chills, overheating , shakes and tremors, pain and strange bowel sounds, upper left abdomen. Pain during bowel movement with occasional dizziness during and after bowel movement, severe pain in stomach when empty level 5-6.  
7. Beginning of migration through system. Starting at left/center abdomen to back following trap muscle line right side back as indicted by pain. Pain and associated lump moved up trap muscle line till middle back then began to hurt through chest. This pain and lump moved from right back to front of body middle chest. Up under right breast up to right front shoulder, swelling and nodules evident across front shoulder and collar bone into right neck. Lymph nodes involved as well as ?nerve tract. Rash develops between breast and on upper chest, pus to blood raptures.

March 2010 to present
1. Pain and swelling continued to migrate upward. Right side neck swelling and pain up to ear, Right ear pain, itchy, blockage. Migration evident across neck and face as chin and jowls began to break out in lines extending up from neck across cheeks nose to eyes.  More noted to the right side they pus up and rapture to blood on their own    Right side gums indicated with bleeding, teeth pain and swelling in jaw to right side nose. Internal  and external swelling of nose on right side, brown spots with white ring noted under skin in swelling area, sties on right lower eye lid. Facial pain nearing 5.  This continues today as well as abdominal issues.
2. Continued diarrhea and constipation. Blockage evident as I can feel it move through my bowels and see it when it exits. Usually green/blue in color, HARD, compressed powder look when broken.  There will be a large smooth stool, larger than a golf ball with a hook on one side. The hook has a ‘pruneish’ appearance, dark brown to black in color and is extremely hard. Breaking hook off requires effort. This is followed by diarrhea, rotten smelling, can be oily, black floating skim, clotty looking at the finish. Usually having to go >6 times in just a few hours.  Associated with pain and gurgling of gut on left side. Last noted blockage released two weeks ago. I was not able to eat for nearly 3 weeks as my bowels were full. Forced food down with water. Bowels can go from a ridged to ‘melted’ feeling in an instant usually with dizziness and or lightheadedness. Bowels movements are also painful especially in the upper left quadrant.
3. Loss of appetite, repulsion to food. Lots of abdominal discomfort. Never feel like I can empty bowels usually having cramps as my body tries to push out, pops blood vessels as blood shows on tissue. They only feel empty after a day worth of diarrhea then I get extremely hungry and pain (burning) in stomach and intestinal tract. Eating can produce pain in left center abdomen.
4. Racing heart, chest pain (even now as I type this.) weakness, dizziness, lack of energy, light work = feeling of exhaustion, heart beats hard. THIS IS GETTING WORSE!
5. Noted swelling of legs. First left side then right. Left foot has developed swollen nodules in joints behind toes, pressure against nerves evident.  Right side prone to extreme varicose veining in lower calf area dark blue hard lines
6. Nasal discharge, white to green yellow to brown black pink. Continued facial swelling and rash.
7. Low grade fever, last checked Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 9:30pm 100.1 swinging from chills to sweats. Night sweats (sheet soaking) and chills,
8. Reoccurring – latest started Friday, August 6, 2010 highest noted fever was Saturday 101.1 night sweats each night. Heart racing at rest.
9. Have discovered gluten intolerance as I have searched for “triggers”.
10. Continued and increase of whole body symptoms. Headache almost continuously, tinnitus, memory loss, temporary confusion can’t focus, lose words while speaking, lose train of thought. Frequent changes in vision especially the right eye, dry eyes, crusty eye discharge, weakness in upper body and thighs, bowel and stomach issues, morning sickness, couching fits, lightheadedness, dizziness, faint feeling, Joint aches and pain, fibromyalgia like pain, whole body itchiness, raised brown spots, tooth aches, facial and nose swelling with (blood) rash and pain, nasal drainage and blockage, Ear pain w/discharge (left ear last time since Friday), insomnia, depression, lack of quality of life, hungry but unable to eat, fatigue.

I have been tested for EVERYTHING listed in the forum and hundreds of other test not listed here to the point of finding out things about my body that I never knew.
Non-thrombosed internal hemorrhoid, diverticulosis in sigmoid and ascending colon, single non-bleeding colonic angiodysplastic, grade a reflux esophagitis, erythematous duedenopathy, heart lays at a 45 degree angle in chest, I am A-fib.
The single ABNORMAL findings have been a slightly elevated WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT. Broad spectrum antibiotics DOES NOT change this count even taking a months regime of ciprofloxacin. Two teeth had to have root canals, swelling in (r) side of nose has cause permanent alteration.
This is a DAILY thing for me since Nov 2009 I only have good days or bad days. A Journal has provided no common denominator, no food triggers, nothing that helps or causes. As of Aug 2010 I had to quit work as I it has become increasingly difficult to function. This is due in part that I have to be near a bathroom for at least 2 hours every morning. First the semi solids then the cramps and diarrhea and of course the 'morning sickness'.
I am on a doctor monitored high fiber diet and this has only changed becoming blocked and the extreme pain caused by diverticulosis. My doctors are also aware that this has made me contemplate suicide as I now have no quality of life because there is no end in sight.
The past 10 months have been the worse in my life even dwarfing my gender dysphoria.

I just want my life back.        
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I feel so bad for everyone on this forum. I myself have gone through so much with my health as to what's really going on with my body. If your ADRENAL GLANDS are not strong you will contiue to have all these symtoms (symptoms). Your adrenal glands are the foundation to your overall well-being (PLEASE PLEASE) do your research. I don't know why but modern doctor's don't reconize adrenal fatigue untill it reaches a crises stage.
See a natual path, start taking supplements, change your diet ( NO SUGAR/ NO WHITE FLOUR /NO ALCHOL) meditate, fine out exactly what your allergic to.......All of you at this point are suffering from stress cuz you do'nt know way you feel this way. I hope this helps stay strong everyone you'll get through it. GOD BLESS!
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This is going to sound just like what everyone else has said.
For the last few years I've been having off and on episodes of nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramping, severe headache and dizziness. Sometimes with anxiety and depression. I'm currently on Celexa. Was on Cymbalta but I wanted off of it due to possible liver damage.
Also like most everyone here, my doctors don't know what it is and say it's IBS. They run all kinds of tests and they are all negative.
I was on birth control pills from 2000 to 2009. My OBGYN took my off because I had elevated liver enzymes.
All of my symptoms have gotten worse since I stopped the birth control. Most of the time these episodes happen right before I start my period.
Was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a few years back.
I have been tested for Lupus and Rheumatism several times and it has been negative.
I'm considering asking my Dr to do a food allergy test on me. I don't think they have even considered that.
I'm getting really tired of feeling like this and not getting anywhere. Not to mention missing work and going out to have fun.

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first i have panic attacks and anxiety and was dignosed with endometritis last aug, The doctor said it is on my lower intestines as well as my left ovary but i am 25 and i have a rapid heart rate dizzy spells my heart speeds up just walking short distances, I get shakey (shaky) and distant feeling, really bad nausea and direahea it started out as consitpation almost 2wks ago now today i'm in the bathroom every ten mins. I feel really hungry all the time but as soon as i eat i feel nauseas agian, been feeling really hot but most of my body is cold. I know my anxiety doesn't help but i feel like it is different than panic attacks i have had in the past,  my back wisdom teeth have been bothering me and i get a really bad pain in one side of my head almost all the time just concered for my own well being
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My name is Veronica. I'm 16 and all of these symptoms have been happening to me since I was 15. I get this sick feeling in my stomach, so I go to the bathroom. It feels like I'm in there forever, and when I'm finally done I have to run back in again. I get dizzie to the point where if I stand to quickly, or move my head around I get extreme vertigo. I have an overactive thyroid but I'm not sure that is the problem. I play tennis and throw javaline and discus in track, and when these symptoms occur my coaches send me home because I get very pale and at worst faint. I'm only 106 pounds and at the tallest 5'4". I hate  feeling like a dying battery. My parents say it's enimea, but I've never been to a doctor about it. If you have any advice that would be great.
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Hi

I've been to see a few more doc's and it's been suggested It maybe digestive CANDIDA. There's a diet (foods to eliminate). It doesn't leave a great deal of variety, but I'm willing to give it a try and put the time and effort in to sourcing the foods.
Here are some websites explaining Candida and how to manage/cure it.

http://www.howtocurecandida.com/survey/female/Candida-Alert.htm
http://www.formerfatguy.com/articles/candida-albicans.asp
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5374615_foods-avoid-cleanse-candida.html
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/candida_foods1.htm

Fingers crossed for a good result. Hope it is some help for you all.
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i have a similar happening, sometimes at night, i just start to shake uncontrollably, break out in a cold sweat and feel like i really need the toilet. It worsens when i have alcohol. In spain this year i had 1 bottle of cider and the symptoms just started. The next day i had a panic attack. Theses symptoms happen regularly now 3 times a fortnight with no consumption of alcohol because i am so scared that having any will bring on an episode, i know what is about to happen because a chill goes through my whole body and stops at my rectum, i find that watching tv relieves these situations for a time, until i just fall asleep. I am a 15 year old boy, so any advice about this would be much apprecoated, thank you
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i have a similar happening, sometimes at night, i just start to shake uncontrollably, break out in a cold sweat and feel like i really need the toilet. It worsens when i have alcohol. In spain this year i had 1 bottle of cider and the symptoms just started. The next day i had a panic attack. Theses symptoms happen regularly now 3 times a fortnight with no consumption of alcohol because i am so scared that having any will bring on an episode, i know what is about to happen because a chill goes through my whole body and stops at my rectum, i find that watching tv relieves these situations for a time, until i just fall asleep. I am a 15 year old boy, so any advice about this would be much apprecoated, thank you
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It is such a relief that I am not the only one having these symptoms. I am nauseous and dizzy almost every day and am running to the bathroom at least twice a  day sometimes with diarrhea and sometimes just a bowel movement.

I went to a GI doctor where I had an upper and lower GI procedure done and that all came back normal. However, I'm still having symptoms and it's not getting better. I was told I most likely have IBS, but then it could be something different if I get the hot and cold chills, am nauseous and dizzy.

I am thinking it could be my thyroid so I am going to have  a test for that done sometime soon. I am just so damn tired of all these doctors being incompetent and trying to make a buck off of me!

Please let me know if you have any advice for me.

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My last post was April 16, 2010...since then I have still had all the symptoms as you all....I have seen a specialist and not too mention other whatever you want to call thems....My specialist seems to feel I have whats called Catamenial Epilepsy.  It is a rare epilepsy that occurs with a womens menstrual cycle (Sorry Guys) It is something I have had my whole life and when your hormone levels change in your body so does everything else.  Read about it!  So Iam going for an MRI and an EEG to figure out if this is what I have, with all this similiar symptoms.  I will keep you posted!  My specialist says that it will be a simple small pill cure everyday.  He wanted me to start it right away, but I have opted to wait to see if this is what I have.  He asked me a series of questions and then asked if these symptoms occur mostly during my cycle to which I replied YES....then asked who in my family was epileptic, to which I replied, my son and my sister and and....bingo.  I will let you know as soon as I know.  I know its tough, but hang in there...we will get to the bottom of these symptoms that shut us down.  It helps if we listen to our bodies, eat right and live right and have that glass of wine in moderation.  Cheers
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Hi all, like most of you i was searching for some answers myself and found this page. i read some of the posts and i strongly recommend getting your thyroid checked. i've had a lot of the same symptoms along with plenty others not mentioned- such as depression, severe fatigue, insomnia, chronic headaches, irregular periods- i would actually miss some periods or start then stop, severe irritability, anxiety with panic attacks, cold hands/feet, intolerance to heat causing sweating, brain fog, weight gain, hair loss and thinning, memory loss, and many others. I was diagnosed with Lupus 2 years ago and although my flare ups were controlled i'd suddenly get severe flare ups that the dr couldn't explain, but i've done a lot of research and have discovered that a thyroid issue can cause a mass array of health problems, especially if you already have Lupus. just a thought, but i'm so tired of all the different dr's and so many meds that i began doing my own research and it helped tremendously! good luck to you all! Veronica
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SYMPTOMS: Pains in my breast & ovaries/pelvis. Feels like I’m being stabbed. Felt stabbing/digging sensations in head too.  Feels like hot oil is being poured on me, and it feels like I’m being burned by fire.
          Once it felt like someone was chewing on my nipple.   A few times it felt as if my nipples became holes & the holes were tubes that went down into my body: The holes & tubes were on fire.
          My skin burns all over. Turns red in the area of the burning, feels like someone is sticking me with hot coals or a cigarette lighter. I have yellow patches of skin on my body. I'm not sure if it’s from when I had Jaundice as a newborn; if it's a health problem I have now; or if it's due to mixing of the races.
           ULTRASOUND & MAMMOGRAM (on breast) results say there’s 3 cysts in my left breast, and my right breast has: 1 lymph node, 2 cysts, & 1 *dilated duct*.
           *A dilated duct is common for women who have been pregnant (I had discharge coming out of my nipple when I was 20).
           I'm 29. At 18, I was sort of "date raped." It apparently led to a pregnancy/miscarriage. Not able to discuss it, as I really don't know what happened.
          Since I didn’t know what happened to me–I didn’t know how to report the situation. And, being incapacitated, or recovering from being drugged (if not physically assaulted another way), I couldn’t think to call anyone. I also thought I had the flu & was having allergic reactions/side effects to allergy medications, etc.
          Going to the hospital for "rape suspicions," was out of the question. I didn’t have health insurance, never had a pelvic exam before, & wasn’t sexually active. I wasn't very comfortable with the idea of being touched "down there." Plus, I heard scary stories about pap smears.
          All I remember is, feeling a mobile life inside of me: It sunk up & down inside my pelvis/stomach. It had emotions: It could sense/feel my thoughts/feelings. I didn't immediately think I was pregnant; as I’ve never had sex, I had rarely left my house, & I had no recollection of being raped.
           Spinning sensations came. Felt like I was floating up in the air, while at the same time I was spinning down. I couldn't walk w/o stumbling–couldn’t walk upright or straight.
          Stumbling on my way to the bathroom, I sat on the toilette–blood intertwined with clear fluid (like vaginal mucous), poured out of me for like 30 minutes: Probably a gallon. It startled me: It was thick, quick, & made a hard sound upon hitting the toilette water. It was NOT what I was used to seeing, hearing, or experiencing.
          After this, I noticed that the life form wasn’t moving up and down inside me anymore, and there was no longer anything in me with independent feelings of its own. I truly recognized that there had been a fetus in me. Once this all clicked in my mind, I was able to put other things together. Unfortunately, I can't discuss any of that.
          BTW: Years later, I looked up "Miscarriage" in what I think was The Merck's Manual. My experience fit the description of all the symptoms listed under "Miscarriage." I also met a pregnant woman who described the fetus inside of her. The description she gave, was just like what I had felt before the miscarriage. Etc.
           I had another unusual experience when I was 18, there was a night that I was outside in my front yard--facing the woods. I heard leaves & sticks breaking--someone was walking in the woods right behind my house. Then, something hit me right on the stomach/pelvis. It burned a small part of my skin (I still have the scar).
            I ran inside–ran into my bathroom to see what it was. I just saw red/irritated skin in a small area. It burned like hell. I didn't know what it was, didn't think much of it since bugs bite, etc.
           Afterwards, I went into my bedroom, collapsed on my bed & had convulsions. I couldn't stop twitching, & couldn't get out of bed. At the time, I had thought that that experience might have possibly been related to the flu I had or the allergy medications I was taking.
           However, I'm not so sure now; as years later, I saw a documentary about pellet guns. People have actually been murdered by the use of them; and the authorities weren't on to it (despite pellets still being lodged into the person's skin), because the pellet was so small and unheard of. I also know of accounts where people have threatened people, and have even given hints, like: "We shoot without a gun, we'll take on anyone."
           The "snipers" are so confident that they even voice the name of their gang and give hand signals; not to mention sing menacing songs right over the radio. Yes, very confident, since all they got to do is abuse the system to have someone declared incompetent/mentally ill or "suffering from hallucinations/delusions;" if not murder them with disease, drugs, or venom. Makes since to me, considering a bullet from an actual gun gun--explains itself alone, in a country where gun control laws and satellite surveillance has become the norm.
            Anyway, my premenstrual symptoms are: Gurgling sounds in stomach & pelvis, Cold chills, Tender breast, Cramps, & Fatigue. Plus, the feeling, smell, & sound of blood coming out of me–days before the actual blood will appear.
            My *PERIOD* symptoms, are: Cramps, Nausea, Diarrhea, Gurgling sounds in my pelvis & stomach, Cold chills, Sweats, Vomiting, Fatigue, Breast pain, Back pain, Hot flashes, Skin burning red on face, Shaky & faint feelings, Severe pain in pelvic region, Cotton mouth, Slimy mouth; & Feelings so bad where I feel like I’m going to die. I’ll feel beyond high, I’ll feel foamy w/o foam, my pelvic area will burn, my skin will burn, my whole body will be hard to hold up & move. I’ll get "death spells," that even make me WANT to die.
Symptoms get so bad that I have to lie in bed. Can barely get up to feed myself. If I don't get up to eat, I start vomiting. Yet, even when eating, sometimes my saliva will water and/or food will brush against my mouth: Inducing nausea/ vomiting.  It helps to eat excessively before the actual period; & to avoid consuming gassy or acidy food during menstruation.
                I had an ultrasound done on my pelvis & abdomen. Results are normal. But, they did note that my right ovary is bigger than my left ovary.  Yet, during the Pelvic/Abdomen US, I saw the monitor/screen. There were images on there that aren't on my copy of the X-ray CD. And, before I got examined, the receptionist who put the name band on my wrist, wrote the wrong birth date. She later had to put another name band on my wrist.  I checked w/the Hospital's Head of Radiology. He says that the report is accurate. I'm reluctant to believe him. I know what I saw, I know my body, I know what I feel, I know my symptoms. When I knew something was wrong with my breast--Ultrasound results proved it!
I have family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and thyroid disease.  My blood test this year was normal.  I’m an ovo-vegetarian and I take a multivitamin daily.  I started abstaining from meat when I was 15.  Stopped consuming dairy when I was about 26.  Dairy made my menstrual cramps worse.  I don’t smoke or drink.  The only drugs I do are over the counter.
I did Colonix & Toxinout programs for 3 months, a few years ago. Long seaweed like stuff came out of me then. And, long transparent worm shapes were in my feces (invisible worms–if not a mucous). I also lost weight.
          I’ve always had heavy periods. Had some irregular ones too: 1 that lasted for 16 days, & once I got 2 periods in a month.
          I started my period @ age 11. Have regularly used tampons since age 15. Never used birth control. Have no children. I’m a "Virgin."
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I have had the same as above and i was very scared. I am 46 quite good health. I had my very first episode on Wed morning after waking up and having a normal few hours. I ate breakfast then it started, dizzyness, feeling faint, then followed by a diarreha and sickness, but just belching and almost gagging. Then very sleepy and slept for 3 hours. After the episode i had a metal taste in my mouth for hours. By tea time i felt nothing, just tired and hungry. Slept very well and felt fine since. I didn't know weather to go the dr as i have no symptoms now.
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  I am male, 26 years old, good health up til now.  I drank heavily in college and smoked since the age of 14 but recently quit (after prevailent health problems).  At the end of August 2010 I had a throat infection and was given Levaquin.  The Levaquin rid me of the throat infection but gave me diarrhea and other problems.  Keep in mind if you have taken an antibiotic this could be causing your diarrhea and other symptoms.  Since taking the Levaquin I've delt with diarrhea, cold chills, what feels like heart pain, and minor abdominal pain, no nausea.  I brought stool samples to a lab and nothing turned up except for Aeromonas Hydrophila, a strange bacteria that science doesn't understand.  I took Bactrim for this but the Bactrim did not work.  I still have diarrhea.  I went to a Gastroenterologist who hopes that I have Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff.) even though my previous lab test did not show this and I took a blood test for various diseases but have not recieved results.  I am now taking Metronidazole (Flagyl) to battle C. Diff. but still have diarrhea.  I will probably have to have a Colonoscopy performed.  
   Also, I was verbally diagnosed with HSV-1 in 2008 because of mouth sores on the roof of my mouth and given Valtrex, which works wonders on the sore when I have an outbreak.  But, I read recently that Celiac Disease can give you mouth sores and all the other symptoms I've had since taking the Levaquin.  If any of you who are diagnosed with Celiac Disease and get mouth sores, have you tried Valtrex and does it work?  Since I haven't had the sore in my mouth cultured when it occurs, I'm wondering if I don't have HSV-1.  Also, I discovered that HSV-1 can give you throat infections in which case I shouldn't have been given Levaquin.  Also, near the end of August my Fiance and I were dog sitting and one of the dogs killed a rabbit, then I got the throat infection.  Also, I had Shingles aka Herpes Zoster in July 2010 which could explain some of the other random pains I've had since taking the Levaquin, maybe I'm just having some Post Therpedic Neuralgia.  I would say I carry a decent amount of stress but nothing I haven't been able to handle up to this point.  Now I'm just discouraged and worried about my health.  There's so many diseases and bacteria, etc., that cause similar symtoms (symptoms) which gives  doctors a hard time on my diagnosis.  I hope my information can help you in some way.  

I just want to say the past 3 months has been a pain in the ***, figuratively and literally.  
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this is the first time i typed my symptoms to see what results come up and was led here.
i had a very severe form of CMV (type of Glandular Fever) aprox 8 yrs ago.i was left with horrendous after-effects and the condition itself took years to overcome. one which was a nightmare was the nightsweats,shivers and chills - lasted YEARS! i would manage to get 6 moves out of a double bed (changeing nightclothes each time) if i was lucky without the bedding all being soaked with cold sweat. however, i still regularly get this problem, currently now this weekend after being ok for 2 weeks and had it for 3 weeks prior to that. then periodically throughout the years - every few months or so depending on??? no signs of any trigger!! this last 2 months it is very persistant.
my symptoms always include constant nausea and very frequent vomiting, headache (either caused with the vomiting or not), shakes and shivers, not sleeping at night or when i do i get cold night sweats, freezing cold hands and feet, dizzyness, spacing out, feeling as if im going to faint, as soon as i move i start to feel unsteady and get hot sweats. this weekend for the last two nights, i have got out of bed in the middle of the night to be sick-this is a first,i have only ever been sick during day/evening. my temperature is normal.
i just feel like crying in such loss as to what to do with myself to make me feel better. i havent eaten anything as just the thought turns my stomach and when i have eaten a half dry biscuit im either ok or im sick again.
i dont know if im glad that so many other people have the same symptoms or feel worse that there are no treatments or cures but im going to the GP in the morning and going to ask for more detailed tests on blood and allergies etc based on what i have read here.
im a 35 female, no kids, not on birth control 4 years, never smoked, light social drinker, fairly fit.
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im a 38 year old male been dealing with sick chronic headaches since i was 16. starts out with headache then puking,cold-hot sweats,blacking in and out. body temp drops i turn pale white.have a hard time staying awake as im puking my guts out.my head is in a blender a true dying feeling. i also have hypo glycemia and wonder if it adds to my sickness.mine is so severe i have lost jobs and there are days i feel like im going to die. i was put on imetrex injections for chronic migraines.this sometimes help,other times it dont. i have had these sick episodes last up to 72 hours straight,not 24 like other people.the biggest problem is a headache does not last 72 hours straight so why do mine at times.docters need to research this deadley sickness before all of us die. only a hand full of docters really try to help,the rest are jokes and will tell you anything for money. so choose wisely your dr. / they are all different. this is a sickness not panic attacks thats straight bull. i am not having a panic attack, im having a sick chronic headache,with my body responding to the pain. puking blacking out head pounding cold/hot sweats-----panic attack -NO! sickness--YES. dont let people with panic attack disorders try to convince you other wise,most people who cant explain a feeling will blame it on mental problems,this sickness is not mental it is physical, there is a difference,so dont be fooled by fools.this sickness is deadly and can take you out so to speak. if the goverment would put one third the money they spend on war into research of this sickness it would be cured. so thank our goverment for none of there support. i love america and our troops,it is our leaders who i can not stand they lie about everything to us the people.half the sickness in usa could be cured they know it and a few people like me know it also. it all leads back to one thing money,power,control. do your research, why are we at war,not the reason you people are being told.its a power struggle for crude oil,why do you think were still over there. another fine lie from our goverment. our troops are being used as pawns in this game.i can not say more because our goverment might try to quiet me.  your freind.   retired special ops,
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There's HOPE.  I can relate to many things on this post.  I want to share what I've discovered, and I hope it helps someone else.

I've experienced the painful stomach cramps/diarhea, chills, hot flashes, dizziness, weird mucous in my mouth, feeling like I'm going to die.  I had terrible anxiety and depression.  I had terrible back and neck troubles, and saw a chiropractor regularly.  I had terrible joint pain.  More than a fit 37 yr old female should have. I was one miserable wreck.

GOOD NEWS...eliminating wheat, gluten, and dairy from my diet has prevented me from having an episode for 3 months!!  
My anxiety and depression lifted when I quit eating wheat and gluten.   My back problems and neck problems also went away.  Then I eliminated dairy and my joint pain went away.  Then I had to take anti-biotics for strep throat.  A week later I had a flare up.  That was last night.

Last night I was surprised when had a flare up again.  I know I didn't eat any wheat or dairy, so I was on a mission to find out why I was having the cramps, diarrhea, chills, mucous, etc. again.  I thought I was just wheat/gluten and dairy intloerant.  I googled my symptoms and found that it sounds like colitis.  I believe my trigger last night was the nitrites in hot dogs.  

Now that I know what I have I can begin to heal and not just avoid certain foods, but add a few more supplements.  Probiotics are a must, especially if you are taking anti-biotics or have taken them in the past.  I seem to need to relearn this lesson.  :)  I know that has helped balance things in my gut.  l-glutamine for gut healing--which I've taken in the past, but since I've been feeling so good I quit taking it.  That's how it goes huh? Won't make that mistake again.  And fish oil to reduce inflammation.  I'll post in a month or so and update everyone.

Good luck to all.  We can get better, but be careful about relying fully on medical doctors.  They are trained to treat symptoms with medicine.  I've had so many tests, and all they told me when it was all said they told me I was the picture of health and I should just "avoid nuts and beans" as  they might give me gas.  I've seen a homeopath since and got far better advice.  That meeting was more about healing so I won't need medication.  And I eat beans and nuts regularly with no ill effects!
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It could be a Fructose Intolerence.
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i have been having the same symptoms for a couple of days now,
but i havent had episodes, its all of the time.
im going to schedual a doctors appointment tomorrow.
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I am going threw the same thing at the moment excluding the diarrhea.  When I got it first about 3 years ago, I was sure it was estrogen alone.  I had stopped my BC pill.  They gave me a Hysterectomy and sypmtoms were still there until I was diagnosed with Spinal Arthritis and Severe nerve ending damage.  I feels like a cse of the bad flu, but it isn't.
My body hurts from head to toes even my ears are popping.  An MRI conformed it.  I was doing great for the past two years since I had  a few Spinal Steroid Injections. The first one worked immediately.  I even stopped my pain med and that was a no no if you know what I mean.  I am not educated in this stuff.  It does depend on who adminsters them.  The next few didn't work as well.  I also take Cymbalta for the nerve ending damage.  I did they same thing told them I wasn't depressed, but antidepressants help with other symptoms as well as depression.  Actually I am happier now than before and I was pretty happy then. I only take 1-20mg tablets twice a day.

So I live in the northest and it snowed. I do family child care.  The kids were pleading with me to give them a sled ride.  I felt great why not.  Felt great after, until I woke up this am and but-a-bing it is all back.  I think the symptoms are related to stress out my body. I hope I can correct it fast because it is a horrible way to live.  It also feels Like vertigo.

Have your doctor do a check for these. I will be calling mine on Monday if this doesn't subside and ask what next.  Maybe another injection is in order because I aggrevated something.
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Sorry.  New at this.  I was diagnosed with severe spinal arthritis. I also take aleve and tylenol Arthritis.  
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After 5 years of discussion in this thread, I'm surprised that there has been no mention of Ileocecal Valve Syndrome.

The Ileocecal Valve is located between the small intestine and large intestine to allow digested food to pass from the small into the large intestine. It also blocks waste material from backing up into the small intestine. It is intended to be a one-way valve, only opening to allow processed foods to pass through.  When it sticks open, the result is often diarrhea, as reported by many in this thread.  Other symptoms include: Flu symptoms, Nausea, Dizziness, Face pallor, Low back pain, and Pain surrounding heart.  When stuck open, it tends to cause constipation.  An online search will show how to massage the Valve and the Reflex Points in the upper right arm to get relief from either condition.  Seems it can't hurt to try this simple non-toxic, non-invasive procedure.

I hope that this may help someone.  I found this thread while trying to diagnose whether my immediate 2-day old condition was flu or something else.  If flu, then it's only the 2nd time ever for me, the previous being more than 30 years ago.  I'm a healthy 60-ish male who's not accustomed to sudden illness like this.
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This is similar to what I went through yesterday, sans the diarrhea or abdominal pain.

Around noon yesterday I started to feel light headed. I felt fine before that (headache on the left side of my head that morning, but nothing severe so not a migraine or cluster), and the light headedness got worse over about 10-15 minutes to the point where I couldn't stand very well. Then I got cold sweats, cognitive disturbances (feeling aggressive and like everything was unreal), nausea, vomiting, the room was spinning, dizziness, trouble walking, thinking I was dying, etc.

After vomiting a bit the symptoms got better. Now a day later I'm mostly ok.

I have been under a lot of stress lately, and have other stress related conditions. But I don't know if this was stress related, or at least not 100% due to stress.

That morning I ate some enteric coated fish oil pills, and I tasted them in my breath all morning. Which is odd because I have taken them before for breakfast and not noticed that, and they are enteric coated so they should dissolve in the small intestine and not the stomach. Plus my vomit was yellow-ish, which makes me think I was vomiting some of it back out. But I have taken fish oil for years w/o anything like that happening.

But a few days before this episode I was watching TV and drinking some boilermakers. Normally a couple have very little effect on me, but this time I started feeling like everything was unreal. So I don't know if this was solely due to what I ate that day, since I think I had something mildly similar a few days earlier that was unmasked by alcohol.

I really don't know what happened. I'm male in my early 30s. I've never had anything like that happen before.
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well, the episodes that i had were very intense.  My Dr. started me on the birthcontrol because I was peri-menapause and said I am too young not to have a menstralcycle.  I am 40. I started with the nuva ring and was on it for four months, when at work out of the blue I ran to the bathroom vomiting non- stop.  I was on the floor laying down (I work for a surgeons office and they wanted me to go lay in a room but I was so weak that I could not get off the floor) I could hardly pick my head up to vomit. I was sweating so bad and the bathroom floor was freezing. They were taking my blood pressure, which was normal, I started to hyperventilate and could not talk I was so weak. They called my husband, which is a nurse, he picked me up in a wheelchair and brought me to the E.R. I was drooling and could not keep my head up. They put me in a bed, then I started freezing. They put 4 warming blankets on me and I was still freezing. My nail beds were blue, they tried to get a temperature on me but had to do a rectal temp. because it would not register on an oral one.  All-of -a-sudden I started with explosive diarrhea. They could not figure out what was going on. After about three hours I was back to normal.  One month later (around my period time) it all happened again. I called my GYN but he insisted that it was not the birthcontrol but switched me to another brand.  The next month it happened again.  I stopped the birthcontrol and it never happened again.  The Dr.'s that I work for are not sure what is going on. I'm glad to know that i'm not the only one. I've been off the pill for 1yr but recently decided to try again. I'm hoping things will be different but I am very affraid.
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About 2 years ago I started to get migranes (migraines) all of a sudden. They have been increasing and so I take gabapentin (neurotin) for them. In August of 2010, I went to the ER because I had unbearable stomach pains that lasted for over a week (causing me to miss work). I was vomiting, chills, diarrhea, and flu-like symtoms (symptoms). They just diagnosed me with viral gastoenteritis, which is inflammed intestines that cause flu-like symtoms (symptoms).

About 2 months ago (beginning of December) I would have these episodes of feeling nausea, dizzyness, chills, diarrhea, slight headache, and I just don't feel like myself. In between these spells I have constipation. The third time I had a spell I was vomiting and I had liquid diarrhea with all of the other symptoms.

I ended up going to see my doctor during that spell and he couldn't figure out what was wrong. He did blood tests and I had an x-ray of my stomach, which was normal. So he sent me to see a GI doctor. After talking with the GI doctor, she ordered a CAT scan of my abdomen. She also said that my blood test results showed that I had high thyroid hormones. They want me to go back in 2 months to test again and possibly I would have hypothyroidism. Everything turned out normal from the CAT scan, except that I had blood and fluid in my right ovary. She said it was a cyst. I have a follow up appointment with an OB doctor in two weeks.

Ever since my last episode, which was 3 weeks ago, I have had an orange every day and it seemed to help when I was feeling shaky, dizzy, etc. But today, the orange didn't help and I am having another spell.

The other day I found out I was allergic to Tylenol cold and flu as well. The night before I had a rash when I had gotten out of the shower. I took the cold and flu medicine in the morning at 8 and I was feeling fine. Then at 1 I started to feel stuffed up and my throat was hurting a little bit and so at 2 I took some more and at 2:30 I started to get tingling everywhere, my heart was racing, I was sweating, my rash came back, and I thought I was going to die in class. Also, I lost my voice and I was even more stuffed up. It was scary. I don't know if any of these symtoms (symptoms) have anything to do with these spells, but I kind of have my voice back, not fully though.

I also feel like I have to go to the bathroom all the time and urinate. I also am more thirsty, but that can be one of gabapentin's side effects. When I have really bad migranes (migraines) I take excedrin and that seems to help.

I feel like I am dying and I am so frustrated with what is going on. Also, I never have a fever with these spells. I am so relieved to find that other people are going through what I am. I want to know what is wrong with me. I am tired of feeling this way. I have a good job and I just started the LPN program. It's frustrating because I want to attend both of these things and I can't sometimes.

I hope you all find out what's wrong and I hope I do too.
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Also, while talking with the GI doctor I found out that I had blood in my urine back when I went to the ER and I still do today.
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Hi there, I just found your post on google I see that it is from several years ago and I sure hope your health improved over the years?  I would be interested in knowing what caused the problem if it did clear up and how it cleared up.  I have had a bad time with parasites for 7 months now although they have yet to show on standard lab tests (but I understand this common - and that a dna lab test is better which I have yet to do) I saw a live tapeworm (gross) which I have yet to pass I have had very bad diarreah (diarrhea) for 7 months and recently also fainting.  The symptoms subsided for a while with my nutritionists recommendation of boiling stock bones and I also have raw goat milk and home made yoghurt which helps settle my stomach,but I had a really terrible bout a couple of days ago with naseau dirrhea, chills and fainting and then the heat, similar to what you have described.
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FWIW, when I saw a medical professional they said it was likely an inner ear infection. I've been having weird feelings in my ear for a few months prior to my attack.

What was interesting to me was when I read up on labyrinthitis they said it can cause panic attacks, and I could never figure out why I had a panic attack on top of what felt like food poisoning. I've had food poisoning, the flu, various other infections, etc but none caused panic attacks on top of the illness. The panic and feeling of derealization was very confusing and I had no idea why I"d suffer from it, but I guess it is something that goes along with inner ear problems.

So that is what I'm going with. Inner ear problems. And I hope the antibiotics and time clear it up. I'm mostly better, but only 60-70% back to where I was before my first episode 3 weeks ago. I haven't had a severe episode since though, just milder episodes.
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I am healthy and in my early twenties with no past major medical problems, but this week I have recently had the same symptoms you've described (plus heart palpitations and wanted to vomit but did not) out of the blue.

These symptoms sound extremely similar to panic attacks, as stress can have physical effects on your body. If you have another episode, it helps to control your breathing by slowly and consistently breathing in and out. If you have more episodes it might be a good idea to speak with your doctor.

There are several diagnoses mentioned on this forum that others have had, and maybe your doctor can help you rule out some things to narrow down and find out what is going on.

For example, I just had a CT scan, MRI, Nerve Conduction Survey, and tons of bloodwork, among other tests, because out of nowhere I have had several episodes this week. So far I seem healthy neurologically, and my primary care physician does not see problems elsewhere. They are recommending these procedures to rule out possibilities before talking about treatment for panic attacks and anxiety. There are treatments for these that involve counseling, stress-management, medication, a combination of these, and I am sure there are several others I haven't mentioned (as I am just learning about all of this).

I hope you work with your primary doctor, and specialists they refer you to, to find out more about your situation!
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Hello my name is James. I am an eighteen year old male who is experiencing a remarkable similarity to the symptoms you all have posted here. I have had these "episodes" two to four times a week for the past year and a half. My doctors have ruled out parasites and lactose intolerance, and have scheduled me for a colonoscopy, upper intestinal endoscopy, Polyp (sorry about the spelling) check, a blood test for celliac disease, and have started me on medication for ulcers. I do not want to take the medication since it makes me more dizzzy and does not help the abdominal pain. I have nausea, cold sweats, uncontrollable diahhrea, and a sever loss in
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Hello my name is James. I am an eighteen year old male who is experiencing a remarkable similarity to the symptoms you all have posted here. I have had these "episodes" two to four times a week for the past year and a half. My doctors have ruled out parasites and lactose intolerance, and have scheduled me for a colonoscopy, upper intestinal endoscopy, Polyp (sorry about the spelling) check, a blood test for celliac disease, and have started me on medication for ulcers. I do not want to take the medication since it makes me more dizzzy and does not help the abdominal pain. I have nausea, cold sweats, uncontrollable diahhrea, and a severe loss in appetite. Other than the medication and herbal remedies is there anyone who found something to help with the pain? I just really need to stop missing my senior year of school because of my stomach. Thanks for any information and I wish good luck to anyone who is having the same troubles.
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Yes, I have also panick attacks, and it's really annoying seeing as my friend kinda helped me through them and after this we got together and now live together, so surely i dont wanna have these any longer now that i wanna show him i'm happy with him.
I understand that it all takes time, but I'm myself also sick of feeling 90 when im in fact 21.. I also don't know whether or not something is REALLY wrong with my body, (which prolly isn't) and this causes my attacks. I went to some doctors to check my blood last year and everythign was fine, I even went to 4 different docs but somehow I still can go on panicking about my health, thinking there is something they haven't checked for... Generally, I'm doing better, I'm having a relatively normal life, no job though, but yesterday it hit me when we went to the supermarket, I felt dizzy and started sweating.. I then sat down for a while because I thought it was low bloodpressure, but I got quite scared I'd pass out so I went home. At home i layed on the bed and I was having a panickattack there, but I felt aswell really cold and shivered. My stomach is clenched together ever since and I got some diarrhea too. Usually when im having a panickattack its over when its over, but i still feel weak and sick, no fever though, but im always cold still the next day, still have diarrhea and my stomach feels stressed..Can't eat really and thats another cause for panick seeing as im only weighing 43kilo's for 1m68cm, still, i was ALWAYS underweight and for me its normal to be so, I'm born skinny. No doubt though that I can tell this to myself and I'm now also panicking about not eating well even though im still not sickly saying no to all food, its just because i'm not feeling well in general i dont feel like eating. Can this still be just a panick attack? IS it something else I should take care of? Maybe low bloodpressure?
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I suffer similar symptoms...with 30 minutes of eating am overcome with nausea chills/uncontrollable shaking with stomach fullness and general abdominal pain.  Two three. Peel movements and then I am in bed under covers trying to stop shaking.  Have been diagnosed with ibs and stomach erosion.  On prilosec two times a day and bentyl four times a day.  Am also lactose intolerant and have gone gluten free in the last two weeks.  I hate feeling this way especially when I have to tell my boys no or cancel something cuz of a flare up.  I also have ovarian chats that come and go but can't find a link between the ins chats cycle or flare ups. I believe I need a new doc as creating the symptoms is not good enuf.  I will post followup as I get resolution. But am thankful for the forum and comforted that im not alone.
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I suffer similar symptoms...with 30 minutes of eating am overcome with nausea chills/uncontrollable shaking with stomach fullness and general abdominal pain.  Two three. Peel movements and then I am in bed under covers trying to stop shaking.  Have been diagnosed with ibs and stomach erosion.  On prilosec two times a day and bentyl four times a day.  Am also lactose intolerant and have gone gluten free in the last two weeks.  I hate feeling this way especially when I have to tell my boys no or cancel something cuz of a flare up.  I also have ovarian chats that come and go but can't find a link between the ins chats cycle or flare ups. I believe I need a new doc as creating the symptoms is not good enuf.  I will post followup as I get resolution. But am thankful for the forum and comforted that im not alone.
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I'm astounded at the amount of people suffering in the same way I am. After doing a lot of research, because my symptoms are often linked to the beginning of my period, I found this on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_response

Read the first bit about signs and symptoms. Also, the fact it is caused by a trigger may explain why some of us get it during our period and other people - men aswell - get it for other reasons and at other times. As people have suggested anxiety and stress, I read on here that it is a trigger (as well as about a million other things!) It's not a diagnosis but it might be a start for some of us?
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I regret to read so many others, despite age or gender differences, despite various tests and medications, and theories, often cannot find out WHAT, exactly, is causing these "episodes."

I have suffered from many of these symptoms, as well, even very recently, and they are not only disabling, but frustrating.  All these doctor visits, medicines, tests, and never mind the dreadful drug side effects and symptoms.

With respect, I had to come at this from another viewpoint, once someone pointed it out to me. No matter how "unscientific and fringe-y" this may sound (and I don't blame you if that's your reaction), my feeling is that some of what we are all experiencing has to do with the increasing vibration of Earth. It has increased substantially in the last ten years - and scientists and physicists do not know why. The Earth's "heartbeat" - our planet's vibration, which had been 7.83 megahertz, had increased considerably. I don't see how this can be possible and NOT affect everything and Being upon it and IN it. Some New Ager types would refer to our symptoms as "Ascension Flu" - meaning the Earth is in Ascension, part of Its natural evolution, into a high frequency domain, or dimension, and we all get the body bonkers from this. I have no idea - but if you Google you will see there are many websites addressing this and offering SOME more natural means of managing the symptoms. Certainly food allergy plays a part for many, including me. I once drank great quantities of milk and now cannot at all.

one should always contact one's doctor and avail oneself of all testing recommended. I only mention this because, unbelievably, about four and one half years, literally "out of the blue" I found out about this Ascension stuff and experienced an event so out of bounds, so Paranormal, and so very real, I had to investigate it. I knew it was as real as anything else in our Reality. And that is when MANY people I contact mentioned this whole New Earth/Planetary Shift thing. Just a suggestion to consider. I am not a doctor and this is NOT medical advice. But there are far too many persons experiencing such symptoms - and I had to ask WHY? My grandfather's people often said of others, "He was never sick a day in his life." When's the last time you heard that about anybody???
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I am 17 years old and i have had the same symptoms. I have also been getting my period every 2 weeks for the past few months. It is gettin out of control. I stayed home from school today because i felt like it was just one of those days. Good thing i did because i was taking a shower when the nausea hit me. Then came the lightheaded and dizziness. Its like watching one of those fuzzy tv channels. This had happened to me a month earlier. i tried to walk up my boyfriend's apartment stairs when i lost all sight and blacked out. My friend woke me up and asked me what was wrong, she said i had slurred speech for a second until my eyesight came back. Then she walked upstairs and i went slowly behind her. I lost my memory of where i was supposed to be going and i almost walked into the wrong apartment. It's awful to go through this and i had fainted twice a few years ago so my mom brought me to Anna Jaques in the middle of the night. I wore a heart monitor but everything seemed fine. I need a cure for this, because i am young and if it is something serious i want to fix it!
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Hello everyone... I'm a 41 year old male that has been in pretty good health most of his life. Was disabled due to a work injury that messed up my back along with nerve damage. After 2 years from the date of injury I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy(RSD) or Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS). Been through 2 failed back surgeries and probably will have a 3rd later on, BUT I to am suffering from Cold Sweats, Hot Flashes, Acid Reflux/Kurd, Grumbling Stomach, Diarrhea, Low Grade Fevers, Nausea, Blurred Vision, Dizziness along with feeling as if I'm about to die. Or at least feel bad enough that I don't care if I die.

Last February I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. Which is the same thing a HYPERthyroidism. On a scale of like 3 to 6 being normal ranges mines was a 48(Forty Eight), so Extremely High. I was referred to an Endocrinologist for Thyroid Treatment, in which they performed Radioactive Iodine Treatment to kill my Thyroid. Since it was so high it has taken a while for it to come back down to the low side where it could begin to be regulated with medications. Which I continually am told it is a long process to get it regulated and back to feeling well.

I started taking Thyroid Hormones about 9 months ago and in the last 3 months is when I started getting most the symptoms all of you folks are having. Mine have been reoccurring about every 3 weeks for the last 3 month, but are getting closer and closer with only a 3 to 5 day stretch before the next wave hits me. Needless to say I did feel better before I was ever diagnosed with Graves Disease and had a high thyroid, but when I told the Endocrinologist that it offended her and she became very defensive. Claiming she wasn't the reason why I was feeling worse, since the Radioactive Iodine Treatment and that I needed to go to my PCP and have more testing run... BUT... One thing I have learned since I got hurt with my back injury is to become in tune with my body, because I WANT TO GET BETTER.

I know for a fact the Endocrinologist has screwed up a few times and caused me to feel worse and even the 2 other doctors in the same office along with 2 nurses at the same office have verified she screwed up doing as she did, but that is neither here, nor there. The bottom line is ALL these dang symptoms that are causing me to feel like I'm gonna die or wishing I would go ahead, so I'd be out of my misery.

In going from being sick with Tonsillitis or Strep-throat about 6 to 8 times a year to getting a Tonsillectomy at 30 years old, then not being sick for 12 years until these episodes started due to whatever reasoning I got to know my body very well and I would bet the farm that EVERYTHING that is going on with me is due to My THYROID or Endocrine System. I NEVER had ANY of these issues until they did the Radioactive Iodine to kill my Thyroid and started taking medications to regulate it. Process of elimination tells me that, since none of it started until after killing my Thyroid. Once the thyroid is killed, then it becomes LOW or HYPOthyroidism and has to be regulated by taking Thyroid Hormones to give the body what the Thyroid was before it was killed. Which I don't know all there is to know about the Endocrine System, but I can tell all of you one thing and that is... WHEN it is messed up EVERYTHING is MESSED UP. It messed with EVERY function of your body to some degree. You don't digest foods right, you may not have a bowel movement for 4 or 5 days. Were you may have went 2 or 3 times a day before. You don't urinate right, it makes you have acid reflux, causes Hot Flashes, Cold Sweats, Being Cold and Hot at the same time, Blurred Vision, Nausea, Dizziness, Headaches, Loss of Appetite, Sweating Profusely, Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Muscle Tension, Weakness, Heart Palpitations, Muscle Fatigue, Sore Joints, Burning Feet/Stinging Feet, Numbness in Hands and Feet, Backache and probably other things I've left out, but these are ALL the things I have gone through.

I doubt all of use have the same Diagnoses, but I would be willing to bet there are several of you that do have Thyroid issues causing your problems. My mom had Thyroid Problems and the doctor told her for 9 months she was having Panic or Anxiety Attacks that it was her nerves. Which was BS, so to all you people that have been told by your Family Doctors that it is just your nerves or anxiety?

CALL BULL$HIT on their diagnoses, because Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks MIGHT cause a couple of these symptoms, BUT NOT ALL of them. GO to a SPECIALIST and find out the TRUTH, then go back and tell your PCP that you should punch them right in the mouth for making you think you were going crazy.

AND JUST SO YOU KNOW.... If a doctor says they checked your Thyroid it doesn't exactly mean they checked EVERYTHING with your Thyroid.

There is like 3 or 4 DIFFERENT THINGS to test for with your Thyroid and they are NOT all done with one simple test that MOST PCP test for. T4 Testing Tells What T4 IS and T3 tells what T3 IS, but a T4 Test does NOT show what your T2 or T3 Levels are, so make sure they do a COMPLETE Thyroid work up that checks EVERYTHING dealing with your Thyroid~!

Grant it I'm going to go have more blood work done, but it isn't because I think there is something else wrong or going on with me. I'm going to have   more blood work done to PROVE my Endocrinologist WRONG to show her it is ALL HER. I'll go get the B12, Kidney and Liver Function Testing, Iron Level Test, Testosterone, Diabetes, Prostate and all the other blood testing done, but I'm fairly certain when all the results come back it will all be normal. Then I can go back to my Endocrinologist and let the proof speak for itself and politely tell her she has no reason to get offensive as she did before when I told her I felt better before I went to her~!
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i too have had the sweats,dizziness fatigue chills and "hot" feeling. diarrhea .and felt like passing out. Mine is due to my medication. Im currently taking meds for pelvic infection and herpes. and ive had 5 docs tell me i have endometriosis. although i havent had the laproscopic surgery as of yet.i hope someday i will be able to.Did you ever happen to find out what was causing ur episodes? and are they gone? hope so :)
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I posted back on Jan. 7 when I was just getting my symptoms under control.  I haven't had another flare up since then!  Praise the Lord!  I don't eat wheat, (gluten), dairy or nitrates at all.  No "cheating".  I feel great and the inconvenience of changing my diet was worth every minute!  I do still have loose stool around my period, but no diareah.  I'm sure I'll discover more along the way.  We need to keep each other updated on what we've learned and how we're doing. Best wishes to all.
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I can't beleive that other people have these systoms..i am 33 an have had a couple surgeries on my stomach,but never had any of these symtoms (symptoms) untill then,mine happens usually after i eat,i was told it may be somethig called dumping diease..i'll let ya know if i find out more..plz do the same..ty
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you have the flu or food poisoning
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I started experiencing sudden nighttime attacks of intense body heat followed by a sudden and intense bowel movement, followed by equally violent vomiting and diarrhea two months ago. I have had four attacks since then and three out of four also involved a blinding headache behind one eye.

I have since learned that everyone's bodies regularly release a surge of antihistamines after 3 or 4 hours of sleep on a nightly basis. What I have been experiencing is due to an uncommonly massive release of antihistamines. The body is attempting to rid itself of something that it interprets as a poison.

Antihistamine attacks are more common and more severe in women due to our hormone surges but also impact men. Among women, it is more common in those in peri-menopause; again, due to the erratic hormone surges.

I am still trying to find out what my body is reacting to. Alcohol, heavy carbohydrates and sugar are definitely suspect and to be avoided at this point. Gluten and stress may also be part of the problem.

This disorder is quite distinct from panic and anxiety attacks. The main difference is that panic and anxiety attacks involve a tingling of the of the arms and legs and a tightness around the chest that feels like a heart attack. What I have been experiencing does sometimes involve a slight tightness around the chest but no tingling.

Those who are experiencing a combination of a panic attack and an antihistamine attack are getting the worst of both and should attempt to address the issue in pieces. I.e., diet modification for the antihistamine attacks and psychological therapy plus lifestyle modification for the panic attacks.

Be careful about taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications. They can be a lifesaver at times but do not really address the root causes of the issue and can actually make things worse.

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Further to my above post. I meant to say "histamine" not "anti-histamine". I still get those confused. My apologies for mis-speaking.
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Something similar happened to me last night/early evening (at around 6am):
I went to sleep at around 2:30-3:00am, for the past 2 weeks, I've been staying up pretty late, sometimes till 5am but usually to about 3am.

I am female, 19 years old, with no diagnosed diseases. This was the second time it happened to me, the first time was about 1 year ago and both times I suffered the exact symptoms. Only this time, I wasn't on my menstrual cycle. For me, I don't think it has anything to do with birth control because I only started the pill after my first episode occurred.

At 6am, I woke up feeling really uncomfortable in my stomach, I thought I had to have a bowel movement but after sitting on the toilet for about 1 minute, nothing happened. I started feeling really nauseous, and bent over my bathtub because I thought I had to puke. Just a little reflux, but nothing came out. I tried to make myself puke just because I was feeling so terrible, but like I said nothing came out. While I was trying to puke, I felt really hot/cold at the same time and dizzy. I could also barely keep my eyes open. I started getting really sweaty, my parents heard me in the bathroom and said I was really pale. The entire "episode" lasted not too long, around 5-7 minutes. My parents just helped me back to bed and gave me a heating pad for my stomach. I went back to sleep and woke up at around 1pm, feeling really tired and had no appetite the entire day. I'm going to go get a physical check-up next week...hopefully my doctor will know what is wrong. I will post an update soon. However if there are any doctors/medical professionals who are reading this and know what's wrong/what sort of tests my family physician should perform, please message me. Thanks.
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I have been having the same symptoms and it is really hard to explain.  I am 35 years old and been having these feelings for years now.  Sometimes I could be just sitting and relaxing then I would have the dizzy, hot/cold/hot... nausea, tummy feeling weired.  I would have to use the bathroom then would feel better after a few min.  I don't like the feeling of it!!!!!  
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I feel for you pain, I have had this problem since I was a kid, I am really not sure the age, it's been so long.  My episodes are the same as everyone that I read about only I do experience vomiting.  I have been tested for food allergies and have eliminated the ones that are the hit list but to no avail.  My episodes are daily now and have affected every aspect of my life.  I do believe that allergies can cause these problems but I also believe that some of you may have something else going on that can be "life threatening", so if you have not seen a doctor or do not have a diagnosis and treatment that your body responds to then continue searching for a doctor who will be able to answer your questions.

Finally I have found a couple of doctors who have diagnosed my problem and I do believe that they are correct.   I have many abdominal adhesions that are literally tying my bowels in knots, the end results is that I am experiencing bowel obstructions.  Even though you are have uncontrolled diarreaha you can still have an obstruction, your body is trying to flush it out my bomarding the area with fluids, kind of lide a natural enema.  The only way to help yourself if this is the problem is take stool softeners daily, I take 6 pill a day as well as 4 of the fiber capsuls, can't get the slimmy dirnk down.  This has been helping for several years although the episodes have come back with a vengance.  I have found a good surgeon and he ordered a test called the "Sitz Marker"  this where you swallow a pill "a big one" with many little pellets in it.  They XRay your abdomen and the have you come back each day at the same time of the day for 3 - 5 days, in my case the pellets were still in the colon after 5 days, this indicates some blockage and the bad news is that the only way to untie the bowel is surgery and many surgeons will not do it unless it has become absolutely neccesary.  Adhesions are scar tissues that grows on the outside of the organs yet inside of the abdominal wall, they litterally tie all of the organs to each other, the bowels though need to be loose and unobstructed to allow wast to pass through.  What causes this is if you have had any abdominal surgeries in the past, if you haven't you can still get them know one can really explain why other that being very active such as running, jumping and so on.  Any way the second problem is that my colon has become disfunctional.  The colon's purpose in life is not only to collect and hold the waste material as it come out of the small intestine in liquid form but it is to reabsorb that water back into your body, it does filter the bad bugs before it does this.  When this organ fails it no longer can absorb the water on a constant basis, it will absorb too much at times and then none at all at times, as if it turns on and off.  I doctors have found me great surgeon who is willing to help me before I am nearly dead, I will be having surgery to remove my colon, but don't get hysterical they can usually salvage enough of it so that you won't need a bag, he will also fix the adhesions that he can, the problems with adhesions is that they grow back that is why they wait until they have to to go in a clean them up.

Another serious problem that it could be is Crones Disease, don't mess with that, make sure that they have tested you for that, the best test for that is again swalloing a pill but this one will have a camera in it and it will take pictures as it passes through, that will give the docs a full picture of what is going on.

I hope that I have not scarred you all silly but I just wanted you let people know that it might be some more than allergies so that you get to a doctor if you still have trouble after adjusting your diet.  Oh and one other thing, if you develop a fever with these symptoms, get to an emergency room fast, you may have ruptured the bowel, this when your life is hanging by a thread.

Good luck to everyone.

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im 20 yrs old ive been experiencing these spells for almost two years it happens once a month or once every two months. i dont know why it happens or how to stop it. what i do i lay down till it stops with a cold wash cloth on my face or neck. my only guess of why it happens is im have low iron cause the spells started around the time my iron first hit below 7. hope all works out for you all
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Hi guys.  Not to sound negative but I'm glad I;m not the only one here.  I was worried that this was something uncommon.  I have been experiencing this since I was 15 as well and I have passed out.  Once during a Chem exam and also at the CN Tower.  It has gotten worse over the years.  I'm currently 29.  Have been on several BC Pills and they seem to spread out the symptoms in stead of preventing them.  I get really weak to the point I can't get out of bed, nausea, diarreah (diarrhea) as well as constipation.  Sweats with chills.  I cannot regulate my temperature either.  I have been home from work 3 days this week.  This is unaccetable for all of us I'm sure,

Gluten is a horrible thing and a lot of people cannot digest it properly and it causes issues with digesting other foods.  Basically you need to eat all natural then way nature intended.  No additives.  

All my tests have come back normal as well.  I'm going to have to see about interval blood testing maybe to see if there is a difference between when I am mentrating and when I'm not.  My symtoms (symptoms) are only related to my mentral cycle and I do not seem to have them any other time.  The BC Pills have screwed this up now though and I have a speradic period so I have more episodes then usual lately.  

If I can get them to do the testing I will let yas all know what I find out.  I might try the massage thing too.  

thank you for everyones insights.
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