Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Sick mother



My mother blacked out at the wheel this time last year. Luckily no one was injured, but the attending Er doctor said she had a vaso-vagal reaction and sent her on her way w/ a BP of 170/100. A week later she was having her tooth removed and passed out again, she was admitted this time to Lawrence Hospital. Doctors ran all the tests, MRI, Head CT, Thyroid,Blood...and said she had high Blood pressure and must be an anxious person. This woman has 5 children, worked as an ER nurse for 20 years, and has driven to Alaska...she is not anxious about driving (but is afraid she will cause an accident if she passes out at the wheel again), can you please recommend someone who might be able to explain this "vaso-vagal?" reaction, or perhaps a Doctor that might see her? All the best, CB

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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