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Vaso-Vagal Syndrome

From: Kathy(


Is this the same thing as VDS? My 15 yearold granddaughter was told that she has VDS (vasodepressor syncope) after she tested on a tilt table. She has been having these dizzy,sweating and passing out spells for about a year,off and on. She was told first that she was very low on iron and took perscription iron tablets. It eased up for some time and then bang it is happening again. When tested in the hospital they had to shock her back to consicous. She has an appointment with a doctor in Anarbor Michigan next Tuesday, Nov.25,03. The docotrs here said they might beable to control it with a pill or she might have to have a pasemacker. They also said that she might outgrow this. Can anyone inlighten me with any information about this scarey situation? Does this cause your heart to stop? Just plain worried about her. Please help me!

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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