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Vaso vegal episodes

From: Susan


I've been trying to explain these attacks to my friends - especially the ones who have taken me to h ospital on two occasions - when my blood pressure was 60/40 and I could not stand up and was sweating and freezing etc etc. So I looked it up on the internet and found this forum. So glad to know there are others! As many have said, the Doctor's dismiss it as "vaso vegal" and you're supposed to put up with it. Each episode is unique and I can't find any connection - some have been accompanied by terrible stomach cramps and a bowel explosion (I'm usually constipated!) Two episodes began when I was sitting near someone smoking a cigar........ one in the middle of a wonderful trip through Italy with friends. I drink extra water, salt, lie down immediately now. The tilt table is just for the cardeos to say "yes you probably have VV syndrome." What can we do?

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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