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What happened???!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 28, 2007
  • 09:36 PM

I'm 25 years old and in good shape, exercising daily.

I was visiting my primary care clinic for a routine check-up, and sitting there talking with my doctor when all of a sudden I began having an aching/burning pain in my lower-middle back, radiating upwards..then began getting chills, sweating, became light-headed, and my face turned white!! At this point my doctor asked me "are you alright?", and i said no i feel like i'm going to pass out. I felt a bit nauseated as if i might vomit as well. She opened the door to let some air in and put the trash can in front of me. After about 5 minutes I felt better.

They took vital signs, my temperature was 99.8, all else was normal. They took a blood sugar test, it was good--87. After the vital signs were taken, the back pain started again, but I never got any of the other symptoms (pale face, chills, sweating, light-headedness) again. My back continued to ache for about 20 minutes after I left the clinic, but stopped soon after I ate something.

I've never had ANYTHING like this happen, never even passed out before.
What could this have been??? Is it likely to come back?

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  • Sounds like a panic attack. You are certain you are going to die or pass out but passing out hardly ever happens. You may have been stressed by being at the doctors. fine something called rescue remedy at the pharmacy/chemist. If you feel like this again put some drops of this under your tongue
    nathan69 6 Replies
    • November 28, 2007
    • 10:28 PM
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  • I've had a panic attack before.....it was nothing like this! Panic attacks don't usually consist of the type of back pain that I was getting. What could be an explanation for that??! It felt to me like something was PHYSIOLOGICALLY wrong...not psychologically!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 04:40 PM
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  • How is your urination? Any problem with frequency or urgency? Could be kidney related. If you continue to have nausea and/or vomiting, then I would suggest it could be gallbladder related? Do you remember straining your lower back prior to your doc visit? Nathan - Rescue Remedy is fantastic and I often recommend it to my patients. I believe that panic attacks are not just a psychological symptom, but a physical sign of an imbalance in the body. Western allopathic medicine completely misses the boat on anxiety/panic issues IMO. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 06:31 PM
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  • Are you pregnant?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 07:24 PM
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  • It doesnt sound anything like a panic attack to me.if it happens again i would definitely recommend seeing a neurologistWere you also checked for viruses?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 05:24 PM
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  • I suppose if you are male you are not pregnant. What about getting a "stress test" with a cardiologist??? or it could have been a passing bug..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 31, 2007
    • 03:00 AM
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  • Hi,I have had exactly same symptoms except I also had severe stomach ache and shortness of breath after 20 min. of the symptome you had. So probably you had it only for 5 min. you did not reach to other symptoms. I had it many times so I went to several docs. They did all the tests and could'nt find anything and said it could be due to peptic ulcer, gastric problems, acidity etc. But I started observing everything I "eat and do" to understand what my body was reacting to. There were few things that triggered it. It may sound funny but its true.I reached to a conclusion and reasons:-1. whenever my back or stomach was exposed to cold(even if fan or AC in hot summers)or my shirt was wet at my back or stomach, I would have these symptoms.2. if I did over eating 3. Sometimes with fruits like grapes and cantelupe4. with milkThis things did not always lead to these syptoms but whenever any of these make me uneasy , I stop it there and then.Best thing of all is I have found the cure . No matter what leads to it but nice warm clothesor if extreme then a heat therapy (hot water bottle or any other substitute) on my back always makes me feel good. I have had it many times and it helped.When doctors fail to diagnose then we need to pay attention to our body.It may sound funny but as far as it works I am fine with it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 02:52 PM
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