Vaso-Vagal Discussion

[ Home | Contents | Search | Post | Reply | Next | Previous | Up ]

Re: Vaso Vagal / My first experience

From: Elizabeth San Francisco


I was struck when I read your account because some of your episodes sound so similiar to mine. I had my first episode a few days ago.

I woke up at 4 am with a loud buzzing in my ear - when I realized it wasn't a fly I got very nervous. I got up , walked into the kitchen and then started getting really really hot - like I was going to burn up. I fell to my knees, began to feel a little nauseated and dizzy. My partner immediately drove me to the ER because the episode so terrified me - I thought I was having an allergic reaction or had some strange disease. That is my story - they diagnosed me with a panick attack but also mentioned the possibility of vaso vegal. After reading this site I have ruled out panick attack and think it was a VV response. hmmmm.

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.
Last changed: June 22, 2007