Thursday, September 27, 2012

caught in a web



(i normally don't post about personal happenings, but i decided to make an exception with this one)

this morning,
i had an "occurrence"
likened to being caught in a web
just for a few seconds
::
sitting at my computer
paying bills online
subconsciously, 
i  realized i had become fixated on something
although i don't remember any thoughts
:: 
i snapped out of it
but instantly became
 lightheaded
sweaty
 turned very pale (hubby told me)
nauseous, very nauseous
and felt as though i was out of my own body
::
i didn't experience any pain or numbness
in any part of my body
::
luckily, hubby was home
and immediately asked me questions
to see if i could answer them
::
luckily, i was able to
::
we decided it would be best to go to a clinic and get checked immediately
to rule out a possible stroke
but, they referred us to go to ER
::
so off to ER
::
after having
blood work
urinalysis
an EKG
and an MRI on my head
::
nothing was found
other than some kind of strange vein on my shoulder
which they told me to see a vascular dr. about
but didn't seem overly concerned about
::
it was something that came out of nowhere
and hopefully will never return
::
any one else ever experience something like this?







9 comments:

  1. I think I live in a fog most days so I can't say I have experienced anything like this. Glad all the tests at the ER came up with negative. Still sort of scary.

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  2. i sometimes get "spells" like that when
    my neck is tired and stiff
    and i've been sitting in a straining position for a long time
    (ever since a neck injury when i was in my 20s).
    I've even gotten sick to the point of throwing up
    but if I massage my neck and shoulders
    (or someone else does)
    it passes quickly.
    Maybe something about the blood flow.
    Thank God for your insurance
    making it easy to go and check out!
    Glad you're doing dandy again:)
    love and stay well hugs,
    Jennifer

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  3. I haven't experienced anything like this Jill. I hope you feel better soon. Your collage is beautiful. Spider webs are so interesting.

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  4. I love your web shots. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope you get better soon.

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  5. Hope this feeling doesn't return. Scary! I have had a similar experience and it really shook me up. It passed just as quickly as it came on. Weird! No explanation either. I chalked it up to electrical lights imbalance! My guess only. Never returned either. ?????
    Take care
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  6. Gosh, I haven't had an experience like this before. Hope it turns out to be nothing and never returns. Be sure and get thoroughly checked!!! Your spider webs are beautiful!

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  7. No I have never had anything happen like what you describe. But be sure to see a specialist like a neurologist to be sure. Glad your husband was there to help you get to the ER.

    All the best,

    charlotte

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  8. I haven't experienced this either, Jill. But my body has done all sorts of other crazy things :~/ I think it might be a good idea to follow up with the vascular doctor, just in case.

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  9. I'm so glad you went to the ER and got checked, and more glad they didn't find anything serious. Once, years ago, I had a similar episode, where I suddenly felt weak, clammy/sweaty, and nauseous. I was at a Renaissance Festival with my mom and sister. I can't remember if I sat and felt better after a bit or if we left. Isn't that terrible, and terribly unhelpful? But I never experienced it again, thank goodness. Hope you don't, either!

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