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OH had a funny turn this morning, dizziness, feeling sick but not being sick, couldn't get himself up from sitting position, he was taken to hospital where they are doing a few tests, it seems it is something to do with his, heart, gp in the past has said he has a slow heartbeat, just wondering before I go up to the hospital tomorrow, if anyone has had anything similar, by the way he has had 3 or 4 of these episodes in the past, but after a lie down for an hour or 2 he seemed okay again, and we always put it down to vertigo, but obviously it wasn't that.
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Very very similar to what I have experienced in the past - also accompanied by a lot of vomiting and what I too called vertigo - not being able to stand up.
Mine was due to a combination of things - all now being treated and I am now stable ( aged 91 ).
I do hope that all the tests that will be done give a diagnosis that will point the way to some effective treatment.
Hope all goes well and very best wishes x
My father had a very slow heartbeat (doctors had problems believing it!) and lived to nearly 97.
Vertigo is merely a symptom of several conditions...so if the room was spinning around and he was feeling sick - then, yes, that is vertigo but a symptom that something isn't right. (In my case, it was caused by Meniere's Syndrome/Disease.)
I was discharged last week from CCU with similar. Diagnosis Aortic stenosis. V. Slow heart beat which stops for several seconds ooccasionally. Lungs fill up with liquid which is close to drowning. Oeadema in legs. Answer: Hopefully an artificial valve in a 32% inefficient pumping heart and a Pacemaker to kickstart the heart when it stops. I've still got a pulse just😝
GPs tend to measure heartbeat the same way I do, with a blood pressure monitor, which isn't exactly built for the job. When I had a slow heartbeat it was because I had a regular heartbeat but every second one was weak and wasn't being picked up. (And yeah, it was making me sick.) A few hours on a proper machine should give you more info to be going on with.