I'm not talking about hot flashes either Seriously. Sunday I felt fine and was walking to the garage to get my car when suddenly my vision started to fade and, at the same time, I felt an incredibly hot, tickly flash on the lower half of my body. Never felt anything like that before. I made it inside and told hubby to call 911 then collapsed on the couch where the hot flash happened again, this time radiating up to my back. It was hard to stay conscious. Anyhow...when the first responders came my blood pressure was a little high, which had never happened to me before. Think it was 149/91. I had a lowgrade fever, which I also usually don't get. I popped a few tranquilizers. By the time I got to the hospital, I felt a lot better. They did bloodwork and a chest x-ray and the emergency room doctor, most of whom I don't trust...lol, told me it was probably near syncopal episode vasovagal in origin. He sent me home. My hart and neurological mini-testing was normal. I felt fine, even worked out at the gym later on. But, being high anxiety, the episode is haunting me, especially the way my body got hot and tingly and traveled to the higher part of my body. I find I'm sort of afraid to be alone and I'm not convinced t hat the doctor diagnosed right. I do have an appt. to see my doctor on Friday. Until then, I'm kind of scared to go out. Has anyone else ever had an episode like this? Seems like it semi-traumatized me (it doesn't take much...lol). The sort of hot flash made me think something really serious was going on. I don't think this had anything to do with my anxiety problems. I was not nervous when it hit. It came on very suddenly. Thanks for anyone who can respond. I realize there may not be anyone who can relate, but I decided to post anyway since it is bugging me.