5 minutes of nausea, profuse sweating and feeling faint.

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Hi all,

Last night i woke up with nausea and slight discomfort feeling in my stomach. I then started to sweat profusely, my whole body was saturiated and i felt very clammy but I would not say i was hot or overheating. I did not vomit, as i felt that i would not be able to make it to the toilet, as i was worried about losing consciousness and did not feel i had the strength to move. Therefore i stayed in bed and fough the urge to vomit. The whole episode lasted 5 minutes.

I had a similar episode 2 months ago with exactly the same symptoms, however and that occasion i did vomit.

The following day after both episodes I felt fine (about 85%) with no loose bowel movements or loss of apetite.

I am a 31 year old male, excercise 5 times of week and consider myself generally fit. Family history of Pulmonary Embolism.

Any ideas, similar experinces or feedback would be great,


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    I’ve been dealing with this since November and before then it was 2013. The symptoms also seem to be more intense around my period but I still have them regardless.. like lastnight for instance . I go to sleep and wake up suddenly almost startled. I can feel my body getting hot and tingly and then severe nausea sets in and also that urge to vomit . I rush to take my zofran and Xanax which I’m not proud of sad .25 // I have a bowel movement and then lay on cold bathroom tile waiting for this to pass . And telling myself not to call 911. I’ve called 911 a few times before and also driven myself to hospital over the winter .. it’s a horrifying feeling and maybe i almost have a PSTd thing about it . My doctor thinks it’s anxiety and panic attacks but everything was more then well when this began again . Not sure if I buy it .. I do think you get anxious when this happens often bc you feel like death . And I’m married with 2 sweet kids and I hate that I suffer with this in the wee hours of the night .. just trying to do whatever it takes to prevent it even with these meds . 
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