Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Vaso-Vagal Response

From: Jeanne


I have been diagnosed as having this syndrome (if that's what it is). It first happened to me when I was in my late 20's and I am now 62. I have passed out about 6 or 7 times - the last time was just over a week ago. What happened was that I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, got dizzy, called out to my husband and passed out. It's happened that way a couple of times before. Once it happened because of severe abdominal pain, but that was only the case once. I've been told getting up suddenly can cause it, pain can cause it, and even urination. I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and thought my last episode might have been associate with the glusogphage (speeling wrong I know) that I started taking, although just before my sugar level was 113 a few hours before - which was fine (though low for me; I am still working on getting it down there consistently).

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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