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Gregory Smith posted a discussion

Dizziness and fainting

It's almost 5 years since my AD. I had a lot of dizzy spells to begin with, which gradually dimished and became less frequent. However, lately I 've been getting more of them and a few of them are followed by a fainting spell. The first was a couple of months ago. I'd badly wrenched my knee after almost losing control of my motorbike on a slippery roundabout and I'd taken a hot bath to ease the pain. When I got out of the bath to dry myself, I just fainted. The second time was after I'd been…See More
Wednesday
Judy Everett posted a blog post

Shell shocked!

I am a 47 yrs old, fit and healthy senior nurse with a busy stressful job which I thought I was managing all very well. Mild well controlled asthma is my only past history. BP- normal, cholesterol 2.6.That all changed 2 weeks ago.On 2.5.15 I was out with friends for lunch and experienced an intense pain in my neck, it subsided after about 20 minutes.I would add my friends are also senior nurses! I waved it off and we carried on with our social afternoon.I continued to 'feel odd' with mild neck…See More
Tuesday
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May 18
Terry Burridge posted a blog post

New member

Hi.I've just joined this group so am finding my way around the site. By way of introduction I thought i'd share a bit about myself. Hope that's OK .I'm 62 and (was) in good shape until recently .I had an uncomfortable feeling in my chest one day whilst driving  to an appointment. I put it down to a panic attack-in lieu of anything else to attribute it to! When my relaxation didn't work I scuttled off to my GP who thought it was due to over doing things at the gym. "Go home.Go to bed for a…See More
May 12

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Dizziness and fainting 1 Reply

Started by Gregory Smith in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Kimberlee Jones on Thursday.

Just recovering from my SECOND AD! 7 Replies

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UK guidelines for Thoracic AD 11 Replies

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Femoral Bypass Along With AD 12 Replies

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Anyone else diabetic too? 4 Replies

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Shell shocked!

Posted by Judy Everett on May 19, 2015 at 20:11 — 2 Comments

New member

Posted by Terry Burridge on May 12, 2015 at 18:00 — 8 Comments

My Story

Posted by John Cope on March 23, 2015 at 19:47 — 5 Comments

worst valentines day ever!

Posted by norma bell on February 15, 2015 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

update - surgery soon

Posted by norma bell on January 12, 2015 at 19:56 — 3 Comments

Two years.

Posted by Wayne Settje on January 11, 2015 at 5:20 — 3 Comments

Not feeling quite so brave

Posted by Paul on January 7, 2015 at 21:55 — 4 Comments

hallo & happy new year

Posted by norma bell on December 31, 2014 at 19:21 — 5 Comments

Just an update.

Posted by Kimberlee Jones on December 5, 2014 at 17:45 — 3 Comments

I keep loosing my story so for now 'hello'

Posted by Brenda Grunwell on October 9, 2014 at 13:10 — 4 Comments

My AD story

Posted by Steve Williams on September 21, 2014 at 13:01 — 5 Comments

3 months post aortic dissection repair

Posted by Angela Kirkham on September 19, 2014 at 12:44 — 10 Comments

I have a question.

Posted by Wayne Settje on August 23, 2014 at 15:30 — 3 Comments

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