Table 1

Symptoms reported during the prodromal phase of CVS

Number of Patients Reporting

Symptoms During Prodrome


23

Nausea

10

Sweating

9

Epigastric pain or "pressure"

9

Fatigue or weakness

8

Feeling hot and/or chilly

6

Cramping urge to defecate

5

Abdominal pain

5

Shivering or shakiness

5

Insomnia or restless, interrupted sleep

4

Aversion for food

4

Pounding or irregular heartbeat

3

Irritability

3

"Panic feelings"

2

Intense thirst

2

Feelings of depersonalization

2

Headache

2

Increased salivation

2

Dyspnea

2

A sensation of abdominal bloating

2

Inability to burp

2

Excessive burping

2

Inability to effect the desired passage of stool or flatus

2

Loose stooling

2

Epigastric burning

1

Paresthesias

1

Light headedness


Fleisher et al. BMC Medicine 2005 3:20   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-3-20

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