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