Posts tagged: vagus nerve
So I got a gas cramp…usually I just let out a fart but something different happened this time. As some of my followers know I have a condition called neurocardiogenic syncope which is triggered by my vagus nerve and low blood pressure. Most of the time it’s because I get up too fast or I’ll have a week of low blood pressure were I have to rest. But sometimes I’ll have freak events like fainting triggered by sneezing or coughing or laughing too hard. This evening was probably one of the most embarrassing and unusual causes of my syncope. I was sitting in the den with my mother watching TV when I felt a gas cramp come on. When I went to fart it felt like somebody punched me in the stomach. I looked over at my mom and she said the my lips were pale. Last thing I remember. Aparently my head flopped over and I passed out. That being punched in the stomach feeling was the second branch of my vagus nerve being triggered.