V.B., Young Woman with Fainting Spells and Fatigue

“Here is the short of a long story: I am a 25 year old female, who for about a year was suffering from mysterious fainting spells, lightheadedness, irritability, and fatigue. I thought that I was doing everything right I was a nonsmoker who worked out almost every day, ate well, and watched sugar, caffeine, and alcohol intakes. I was in a healthy relationship with many friends and a steady job.

However, one night when I was out with friends, I got this sudden feeling that I was going to faint, and I did. I fell right onto the floor and was unconscious for a few seconds, when I came to, I was disoriented and then lost consciousness and fainted again. For the next 10 months, I would get horrible fainting spells that would come unannounced at any time of day in any situation.

I couldn’t find any sort of correlation whatsoever and neither could a physician. I saw cardiologists, rheumatologists, general practitioners, and no one could figure anything out. My EKGs were all normal, I wore heart monitors on and off for days or weeks, and blood tests came back normal. I think that my physicians thought that I was making it all up – because they couldn’t find anything “wrong” with me.

For months I became paranoid about leaving the house, for fear that I would be driving in my car or that I would be by myself when I would faint. Some days I would wake up and know that it was going to be a bad day for me… I would be exhausted physically and feel on the verge of fainting at any minute. I craved sweets, caffeine, salts, and fats – anything to keep up my energy.

I stopped going out at night and stopped working out at the gym. I was too afraid to go on long walks or be in hot weather – because all of this drained my energy and I would faint.

And, it wasn’t the pretty-looking fainting that you see in the movies. Rather, my face would lose all color, my ears would ring, I would break out into a cold sweat, and fall to the floor. It was horrifying and terrifying. I couldn’t do the things that I loved to do and no one could find out what was wrong with me. I spent hours at doctor’s offices.

Then, I saw Dr. Yu, and my life was changed. Within ONE visit, not only did he test and diagnose me with a parasite, but he was able to prescribe me with appropriate treatment and medicine. For three weeks I stuck to Dr. Yu’s instructions, and after those three weeks I returned to Dr. Yu where ALL of my tests showed that I was healed, and I felt WONDERFUL. My energy was better than I ever remember it and I wasn’t on the verge of fainting all the time.

It has now been a year and I have not fainted once, nor have I felt on the verge of fainting. My energy levels are great, and I’m no longer lightheaded or irritable. Also, I do not crave the sweets that I used to – and have lost and kept off 5 extra pounds for a whole year. I feel fantastic and it makes me want to cry because I am so happy and relieved.

Dr. Yu is incredible and the smartest medical mind that I’ve ever come across. I am so thankful that I was able to see him and that he could help me.”