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Re: Was my husband's episode vasovagal?

From: LJB


Just from my own experience, thyroid tests would be helpful, sometimes a cardiac monitor for more than 24 hours is needed. To get a vagal episode on a heart monitor is key. was your husband dehydrated or low in fluids at the time? ETOH intake and caffeine intake(diuretic) needs to be looked at. Have seizures been ruled out? Do you try to get his heart rate when these occur? Feel for his pulse and count for a full minute his pulse. Get what info you can from him when he is experincing these so you have the info when you go to into the medical system for treatment. Look at his color, is he pale, blue, green or red? Is his skin cool, clammy, is he sweating? Good luck.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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