Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Having a "vagal"

From: MikeyS


I had angioplasty in 2001. After the procedure, the nurse told me she needed to put pressure on the groin area, which she explained is near the vagal nerve. I woke up later!! She must have stopped my heart.

Now the interesting thing. I have passed out several times in my 55 years prior to getting injections. Today as I was getting an IV shunt (sp?) put in for a nuclear stress test, I came close to passing out again. I just thought it was nervousness... the RN told me I was having a vagal! I get nauseous, sweat profusely, erratic breathing... and sometimes pass out! I wish I could control it, but can't. Been laughed at for years. I just warn the medical people ahead of time.

Interesting bumping into this site after doing a Google search! I see it's just not me.

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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