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my day [Jun. 27th, 2005|09:35 am]
The American Caliban
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After shopping for little computer stuff at Microcenter today, I realized I was very lightheaded and a little dizzy and generally didn't feel well. I thought I might have a sugar low and went to the car and ate some crackers. And waited to feel better.

I didn't feel better, and shortly I was violently sick in the parking lot. I still didn't feel better after two more of those, and then it went into the constant dry heaves. By this time I was so dizzy and sick that any motion, or opening the eyes, or even thinking about anything made me sicker. For an unknown time I was hanging out the door of my car unable to sit back inside or stop dry heaving or open my eyes.

Eventually a Good Samaritan called 911 and stood by watching over me until they got there. I was hauled off to Tustin Hospital in an ambulance. At the ER they rehydrated me and gave me some Phenergan, and eventually I got well enough that I could go home. Many thanks to realitylost for rescuing my car.

No idea what happened really. I've had two similar episodes in the past that were much less severe but had the same vertigo/nausea combination.
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2005-06-27 04:47 pm (UTC)

water

that begs the questions: are you drinking enough water? Are you taking medications on an empty stomach? Are you sleeping enough?

If you have the time and money, you might want to go to a nutritionist. If you have to take any kinds of medication, you might as well start with natural substances first.

Are you feeling better today?
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[User Picture]From: satoribee
2005-06-27 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear you are ok now. We were worried about you when we heard trip in the ambulance! I don't know what the hell is going on in the world that everyone we know is rushing to the hospital, but I hope it stops now.

Forget about the asshat and just concentrate on getting the rest you need.

Sending healing, calm thoughts you way.
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From: besskeloid
2005-06-27 04:57 pm (UTC)
Welcome back, Mr.
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[User Picture]From: ranai
2005-06-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
Glad you're okay... as for the other nonsense... wtf?
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From: amorpoeta
2005-06-27 05:07 pm (UTC)
Sounds scary.

Hooray for good samaritans!

When Mack was pinned in his bus awaiting for the jaws of life to get him out, a woman pulled over and held his hand until he was rescued. Never knew who she was.

P.S. What's with all the creeps on the loose? Sorry for all the nonsense. You did the right thing.
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[User Picture]From: rpkrajewski
2005-06-27 05:16 pm (UTC)
Glad you to hear you're OK, except for the WTF biz mentioned elsewhere.

MicroCenter shopping either makes me happy or puts me into an acute state of anxiety.
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[User Picture]From: trinnit
2005-06-27 05:23 pm (UTC)
Were the prices that bad?

Glad you're ok.
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[User Picture]From: fattmike
2005-06-27 05:23 pm (UTC)
Geez, man, scary shit :(

Glad to hear you're OK... wow, I've never had anything like that happen to me, and I sure don't want to.

{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}
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[User Picture]From: marm0t
2005-06-27 05:24 pm (UTC)
maybe weird, but you know what this sounds like to me? a migraine. they sometimes manifest in ways that don't involve a headache, and one of the manifestations can be intense nausea/vomiting. if you have any visual disturbances just prior to these incidents, that'd be another clue.
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[User Picture]From: burntcurtis
2005-06-27 05:55 pm (UTC)

I'm glad to hear you're better!
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[User Picture]From: halfjack
2005-06-27 06:05 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine had a bizarre pinched nerve problem such that whenever he raised his left arm above his shoulder he would reliably and instantly vomit, with no nausea or other ill effects. It eventually went away on its own but no one could tell him what exactly the problem was or how to fix it -- in fact it's the only case I know of where the patient actually received the famed advioce, "So don't do that."

Hope you find out what's happening, because your episodes sound a lot less fun at parties. Or anywhere really.
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[User Picture]From: trinnit
2005-06-27 06:27 pm (UTC)
My first thought was "Neat party trick"

But as a member of the "Inexplainable vomiting and then it stopped a year later, and we don't know why" club, it truly sucks.
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From: yoscott
2005-06-27 06:31 pm (UTC)
hey chief,

I hope you're feelin' better, and I'm sorry you had to go through such a thing. :( Thanks for filling us in, I didn't know what happened, if you got hit by a car, or what... but, im glad you're ok enough to get news to us.

Again, if you wanna rap, drop me a line.

--S
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[User Picture]From: rivetpepsquad
2005-06-27 06:36 pm (UTC)
oh GOD, that sounds shitty. glad to see you back, though!
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[User Picture]From: nefas
2005-06-27 08:40 pm (UTC)
yay for good samaritans. i'm glad you're better now. take care of yourself.

and i'm sorry that you're having to go through all of the crap that you're going through now. =[
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[User Picture]From: flipzagging
2005-06-27 09:16 pm (UTC)
Props to that Samaritan and I'm so glad you're okay.

I had a year of being violently allergic to something and having to duck into rest rooms in public places suddenly. Your symptoms don't sound like that, but I sympathize.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2005-06-28 02:09 am (UTC)
If you need to consult a specialist in New York, you know where you can crash.
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From: berg74
2005-06-29 04:06 am (UTC)

try this with your crackers

I don't know what phenergan is but they make pedialite in 8oz bottles it has electrolytes and water with very little sugar unlike gatorade. On the upside though even if it doesn't take care of the vertigo it will make it easier to evacuate the contents of your stomach.
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