Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: katie Lewis


hi, I'm a senior in college and believe I have recently sufferered my first vaso vagal episode. I awoke in the morning by maself and went to use the restroom. When I came back to my room and leaned over my bed. At this point I started gasping for breath and things went black. When I woke up a half hour later, i was ver disoriented and couldn't remember anything. Later, while on the way to the emergency room to make sure everything was allright with me, I was on the phone with my mom when I remembered passing out. The ER doctor said I had syncope of some sort. The next morning I woke up to find that my entire body was sore (like I'd run a marathon and lifted numerous weights) Could I possibly have had a seizure? Is this why my body hurts so much?

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