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Vaso Vagal

From: Jennifer


I was just diagnosed with Vaso Vegal. In the past three years I have had between 7-10 episodes. Every time it happens I wake up in the middle of the night and have a fainting spell. In a five minute span I can have up to three fainting spells. I will wake up in the middle of the night with a hot sweat, and then pass out. I then get a cold chill. It will continue to happen. I end up in the ER and after they give me a couple bags of sodium chloride I am fine. As I am receiving the sodium chloride I will feel the spell come on with a hot sweat--I will not go unconcious--it will pass and then I will get a cold chill. The ER will do blood work and other test to find the problem, but they all send me home saying they do not know what it is. I just got a new family doctor who diagnosed me with VV. Now it is just determining which type I 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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