My daughter who is 13 years old, and has been diagnosed with severe asthma, has been having these "blood rushing" episodes on and off for a few years. She explains that it feels like she is standing on her head and all of the blood rushes to her head and feels like she could pass out, but doenst, but its really discomforting to her, and SCARY. The last time she had it about 3 years ago the doctor said it was a "virus" maybe vertigo? and that it should go away on its own in a few weeks. well, it did but now its back again, and im waiting to go to the doctors at 4pm today to see her doctor. She is just getting over an ear infection this past week, but the last time she had these episodes she did not have any ear problems. She also has been experiencing some pain and soreness in her rib cage area on both sides. The last time about a year ago she had the rib cage pain, the doctor said she pulled a muscle or strained it, etc. but now thats coming back again too, and her doctor ordered an xray and an ekg that came back normal. Her asthma seems to be not getting under control so we have an appt next week with a pulmonologist. When she was about a year old she was diagnosed with Patent Foramen Ovale, which was really minor they said, and that it would close as she grew. Her doctor is confidant that this isnt related. She also had tubes in her ears when she was 2. Maybe it is the fluid in the ears? Even though she didnt have any ear problems the first time she these episodes?? Im not convinced that its her ears, even though it sounds like it..i just feel like maybe the rib cage issues and this intertwine? I dont know and Im getting anxious to help her....I was led here by a link when I googled the "head rush feeling" and found a posting on this site, thats how I got here, and the girl that posted her symptoms had the rib cage soreness too, but no reply was given to her posts but mine asking her if she had ever been diagnosed. so I am curious about that too..thanks for any help anyone?