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So a couple weeks ago I made my mom (who I hadn't seen since the before times) take me to the emerg in her small town. I had random symptoms (lightheaded and some nausea then a hot flash that wouldn't end) and wanted to get checked out. I knew FOR SURE I was dying.

Spoiler, they checked me out (doc was a friend of mine by weird coincidence) and I was okay. Now I recite to myself my ECG findings (that means like 9 things that weren't on it). That helps me feel better and I can sleep.

All of which is to say, I don't need Google to make me freak out about symptoms.

Also, gyns, if you have those symptoms it won't hurt anyone for you to go get checked out.

Edit depending where you live, I might be off-base about not hurting anyone (I know medical bills can be devastating) but you should still get checked out. At least by some paramedics.

So a couple weeks ago I made my mom (who I hadn't seen since the before times) take me to the emerg in her small town. I had random symptoms (lightheaded and some nausea then a hot flash that wouldn't end) and wanted to get checked out. I knew FOR SURE I was dying. Spoiler, they checked me out (doc was a friend of mine by weird coincidence) and I was okay. Now I recite to myself my ECG findings (that means like 9 things that weren't on it). That helps me feel better and I can sleep. All of which is to say, I don't need Google to make me freak out about symptoms. Also, gyns, if you have those symptoms it won't hurt anyone for you to go get checked out. Edit depending where you live, I might be off-base about not hurting anyone (I know medical bills can be devastating) but you should still get checked out. At least by some paramedics.

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That sounds nasty, glad you’re feeling better and it wasn’t something serious!

Was the lightheaded feeling like vertigo? I’ve had vertigo for years and it is a PITA.

It was not really like vertigo, more like my head was lifting off my neck.

I've had vertigo before, mercifully not chronic though. That sucks that you have it.

What a curious sensation! Hope it doesn’t come back.

Thanks, my vertigo is pretty mild. It’s a year or more since I had an attack that made me throw up. I probably wouldn’t get it at all if I wasn’t on the iPad all day ... :P