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Newly diagnosed with V.V.S.

From: Cheryl W


Hi! I am very new to this and would love advice and encouragement. I am 31, mother of two. I have passed out 5 times and too many to count close calls. I am trying to eat and drink water regularly but I just seem to be getting episodes more often. My first one was in April. The doctor wants to put me on Metoprolol (toprol) I am a little leary of taking it because he said one of the side affects is that it drops you blood pressure. I can't do that because I already have low blood pressure. What should I do? Does it help any? Also, has anyone had a problam with driving? Today I almost passed out when I was driving and this is the second time it has happend. I thought that I wasn't suppose to happen when you drove. Thanks for any advice you have.

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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