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    Question Very odd 'vertigo'

    So an odd thing happened on the drive home today: We were coming round the outside of Norwich in the mid life crisis mobile and Rob decided to accelerate hard to get past someone, the road was mildly curving. The acceleration was hard enough to push me back in my seat and I was just beginning to remember doing the same thing in the old Uno Turbo in the 80s when I got really violent vertigo and felt like I was going to faint - my chest felt really compressed and I kept trying to inhale in a complete panic (apparently sounding like a startles guinea pig!). Rob immediately slowed down and everything wore off straight away, apart from still feeling tight in the chest, which I probably did to myself. Any ideas? Could it be the PFO or the calcium crystals in my ears getting shoved up one end? Never experienced before and have been in a lot of fast accelerating cars. Quite badly frightened by the whole thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    So an odd thing happened on the drive home today: We were coming round the outside of Norwich in the mid life crisis mobile and Rob decided to accelerate hard to get past someone, the road was mildly curving. The acceleration was hard enough to push me back in my seat and I was just beginning to remember doing the same thing in the old Uno Turbo in the 80s when I got really violent vertigo and felt like I was going to faint - my chest felt really compressed and I kept trying to inhale in a complete panic (apparently sounding like a startles guinea pig!). Rob immediately slowed down and everything wore off straight away, apart from still feeling tight in the chest, which I probably did to myself. Any ideas? Could it be the PFO or the calcium crystals in my ears getting shoved up one end? Never experienced before and have been in a lot of fast accelerating cars. Quite badly frightened by the whole thing
    I think you know you have to see a Doctor! Syncope can be caused by so many things!
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    You have to remember I am a delicate lady though
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Low blood pressure, and G forces.

    Put in the diary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    You have to remember I am a delicate lady though
    An ECG is only a 10 second strip on a bit of paper but it can tell so much!
    Its painless.

    And it could save your life, it saved mine, I had no idea my heart was doing 148 continually, couldn't feel a thing. Go straight to hospital, do not pass go, do not collect 200 the GP said
    And in the name of religion, For the hate in our soul
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    If only you could feel the tears and pain, In the eyes of the world.
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    Put your muzzle on and visit the GP!
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