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Re: driving with vaso vagal

From: Nicola Whinham


Hi Pat I am emailing you from England, I see what you mean about everyone being from the US who reply. Anyway I have just been diagnosed with vasovagel syocope after four years of investigations into blacking out, dissiness, sickness etc and after going on the tilt tables they told me straight away what the problem was after my blood pressure dropped dramatically after a few minutes. I too have never had an attack whilst driving and the consultant told me it was because when you drive you are using your calve muscles when touching the peddles and this encourages blood flow around the body so keeping your blood pressure up. If you want to get in touch with me you can. My email is Cheers Nicola

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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