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Sudden Dizziness, Burning Stomach and Back and almost passed out

Started by Redheada, Apr 01, 2009 9:50 AM
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Posted April 1, 2009 - 9:50 AM

Hi there

I had a very strange episode last night and I was wondering if it could be related to my LB. I was banded last July. Last night I had a small dinner and then felt like I was coming down with cough. I had some hot tea and shortly thereafter my husband was giving me a shoulder rub. All of a sudden I felt strangely dizzy (almost like in a tunnel) and my stomach and back started burning. I then had to go to the restroom and while there I felt like my arms and legs where pulling me down and I felt like I was losing consciousness. (I kept thinking my poor husband is going to find me passed out in the bathroom). I then got hot and clammy and sweaty. Managed to make it to the bed and lie down. At this point I felt like I was on drugs or something. Then 5-10 minutes later with some water I was perfectly fine. No pain, no burning stomach, nothing. Totally fine.

Anyone experienced anything weird like this before?


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Posted April 1, 2009 - 11:48 AM

Just a follow up note. I have a call into my doctor. Today I feel better but just weird and I have increased saliva in my mouth. No specific pain though and I can drink and keep things down. I do feel like aches in my stomach area but nothing specific.


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Posted April 1, 2009 - 12:43 PM

Ok so I may be headed to the hospital. I have similar symptoms this morning every time I drink water (havent eaten yet). And I suspect it may be my gallbladder. The only thing is that I dont have sharp side pain on my right (I do have some discomfort on the lower left and some chest discomfort). I am waiting to hear from my doctor.

Anyone have severe symptoms relating to their gallbladder?


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Posted April 1, 2009 - 12:56 PM

My gallbladder went bad two years ago. I didn't have the side pain. However, I had a lot of the symptoms you are experiencing. I was up all night. I couldn't take it anymore and had hubs take me to ER two hours before my PCM's office opened. I was diagnosed by the time his office opened. I brought all er paperwork to his office and he immediatly referred me to a gen surgeon. Hope all goes well for you. I am unbanded. But have an apt w/my pcm for this friday for a referral to a doc in my area that does the lap-band surgery.

Feel better soon

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