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Re: vaso-vagal syncopy

From: Steve R. e-mail:


I just had my 3rd episode of vaso vagal syncope. I passed out on a plane the other day. The past episodes were all when I was sick in bed and went to the bathroom to vomit. The 1st time I passed out on the toilet, the 2nd time I passed out on the way to the bathroom. But this last episode I was just sitting in the plane. I am also very worried that this is neurological in nature,. I have had EKG's and EEG's done the last time and everything was normal. Short of wearing a monitor all the time, I don't know how they can diagnose what triggers these episodes, and I am also worried that they will increase in frequency. I would be very grateful if anyone would keep me in the loop as to what their solution is to this problem. I am only 50 years old next week.

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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