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Re: : Vaso-Vagal Syndrome

From: Vivian Cates


I had my first attack at the end of March this year. I was in France and because I have a history of Epilepsy (I have not had a fit for 18 years) they automatically assumed that it was a fit, even though I told them it was not. At the end of September, again in France, again eating in a restaurant, I felt the attack come on because I had the same feeling as I had in March. This time the hospital sent me directly to a cardiac ward and said that they think I have Vaso-Vagal. I know very little about this condition. I was a nurse (N/A) and a very good friend who is a cardiac nurse mentioned the sympathetic nerve. In 1991 I was in a very back car accident and did damage to the sympathetic nerve, ending up with replex sympathetic dystrophy. If I have an operation or do damage to my left side, it does not heal and the pain is terrible. Can you give me more information on this condition. Thanks

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