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Vaso Vagal

From: Brenda


I too have this condition because my symptoms are the same. I am 53 and have had this condition since I was 14 when I had my first fainting spell while in my period. They usually occur in the middle of the night when I'm having stomach pains. I had a spell when I had a sigmoidoscopy. It doesn't happen very often. I may go months without one. Last night I had one while driving and luckily got off the road before fainting. It really scared me but I did have about 15 seconds warning. I know that I'm going to pass out when I get that dizzy feeling. I haven't asked a doctor about it in a long time because they don't seem too worried about it but I'm kind of worried now because I could have been killed or killed someone else while driving. Thanks!

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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