Jul 05, 2008
For several years I have been having what I call "episodes". They were very infrequent, maybe two a year. In the last couple of years, they have become more regular and very scary. I have had five in three weeks. They are almost always at night after I have been asleep for a couple of hours. I wake up having lower abdomenal cramping, then I feel an extreme heat come over my whole body. Sweat pours off my body and I become pail in color. I am so hot that my husband says he can feel the heat coming off of me. I feel like I am going to pass out (and have several times), so my husband helps me get to the floor (which is cool) and he gets ice packs and puts them on my neck and back. Then I have a buzzing sound in my ears and I have to go to the bathroom for a severe pain/diarrhea attack. Sometimes it starts with regular stool, then diarrhea and sometimes extreme diarrhea to start with. I am extremely thirsty and after several minutes (the longest was 45 minutes) I am very weak and start to chill. I am then helped back to bed where I turn on my electric blanket because my teeth are chattering. The next day I'm washed out. ANY SUGGESTIONS???