I left the house this afternoon amidst the crying of my kids, pleading that they accompany me. I was rushed to the hospital by my brothers, Ron and Cak, because I fainted. I was conscious already, though my breathing was still a bit shallow.
I was in the kitchen when it happened. I suddenly felt a rush of heat up my neck, then to my head, then my vision started to blurr. I was used to this though i only happens about once in 3-4 months or so. I usually stop and close my eyes until that episode goes away. But this time it was different. I felt my whole body trembling. I went to get a soda. Probably need a little sugar in my system. But then I had to sit down. I felt so heavy and both my arms started to get numb. I felt my head all swollen up, vision was almost blacked-out and it had affected my hearing. My cousin, Angge was there and she mentioned how pale i was. Sobrang maputla. I got scared because I felt I was slowly slipping away. My breathing was very shallow and everything became quiet...I swore I thought I never heard or felt my heart beat.I woke up with a jolt, I was slouching already. beside me was Angge, my kids and my brother.... I felt so hot, and I had cold sweat. Everyone thought I had a mild stroke (what!?!?! now everybody's scaring me).
The doctor couldn't find anything wrong. Sugar level was fine, and so was ECG. I was advised to undergo a CT scan just to be sure... and maybe i will. Now i cant sleep. I am absent from work. The top of my head feels heavy and numb. Both my arms feels so "tired".. mabigat ang feeling, parang nangangalay. The doctor advised that I rest for 1-2 days, and in her diagnostics it read: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Benign
Positional Vertigo. On the next line was something i dread about seeing in a medical certificate: Mitral Valve Prolapse. I was diagnosed with MVP way back in 1995 and I really didn't mind it at all. Aside from the fact that I had to be wary of open wounds, and have prophylaxic treatments before going to the dentist, it doesn't bother me much. Now it looks like I had to take this seriously now because apparently according to some resources, what I experienced this afternoon may be one of the symptoms considered, triggered by stress, (or subsconscious stress) for MVP.