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    Sudden weakness, blurry vision, quick sweat, etc.
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    SD858 posted:
    So I was watching a movie with my girl and all of a sudden I got weak, dizzy, short breath, sweaty, tried to get water and could barely walk, my body got this weird feeling like num kind of felt like my energy was just leaving my body and on top if all this my left/right side, liver area left/right side, right rib area keep getting pulsating sharp pains but not simultaneously, similar has happened before but it's bad this time I still feel weak and out of it and it's been almost an hour
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    lifes responded:
    Hi SC,

    Part of the colon descends//ascends in those areas. It is possible to sometimes feel and even see a 'pulse like' sensation. Do you recall, did you have a bowel movement later or have a bout of gas with possibly constipation? That can trigger these events. If I'm right, the symptoms you describe occur normally as a vagal nerve response. The dry mouth/weakness/feeling you can't breath right can mimic an anxiety attack or panic attack--- but if I'm right on this for you, having a bowel movement (or having the stool move beyond the turns in the colon) will relieve all the symptoms... until the next occurrence.

    You could mention it to your doc for follow-up if it concerns you or the symptoms get really bad... or if it causes you to faint. Lowered B/P, sweating, dry mouth/thirst, can all occur with this, but it shouldn't cause you to pass out unless your blood pressure is already low.

    But I can say, I had some gas/constipation pain when pregnant and also when not pregnant that I thought i'd pass out! One time all I could do was lie on the floor and moan.

    Check with your doc just to reassure yourself that you've got nothing else going on.

    Lifes


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