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Siupak Lee, M.D. siupakmd at pc2.hinet.net
Sat Jun 3 00:44:18 EST 1995

v102nq9f at ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu (COLLEEN M. SPECHT) wrote:

>hi folks,

>someone i know (sort of) may have a serious condition, but he apparently 
>refuses to see a physician.  i received a phone call regarding an episode
>he had late last night and all i could think of was this group.  here's
>what happened.

>beginning with a fall of a horse as a young child.

>basically, the 'episodes' go like this:   first he is dizzy, and he finds a
>place to sit or lie down.  then, his eyes glaze, he feels extremely nauseated
>and loses consciousness.  he slumps over at this point, and soon begins to
>gasp -- then he stops breathing.  about one minute passes, he begins to gasp
>usually sleeps for several hours afterwards.

>according to his wife, the last episode was 4-5 years ago.

>also, with the exception of last night, he has always claimed that the
>episodes were preceeded by a very specific pain (but not always the same
>'kind' of pain.  for example -- his last episode occured while two guys
>foot, and then had an episode.

>there was never any kind of convulsions observed.

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