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My first Vaso Vagal attack

From: Aimee


I'm 16 years old and I saw my doctor today after nearly fainting in school. This was not the first time I have felt like I wass going to faint, but it was the worst. As soon as I was about to faint I sat down and drank a ton of water. I went home and ate food as well. My doctor is was probably a Vaso Vagal episode. She says it's common when someone haven't eaten and when they're on their period, (which I am.) My question is: Is it possible to have just one "episode" or does this mean this will continue happening to me? Do some people have Vaso Vagal syndrome more severely than others? Also, can I do anything to prevent it? I know I should eat salt and drink water, but is there anything else? My last question is: Is this linked to heart disease? My mom had a Micro Valve Prolapse, (I think that's how it's spelled.) he also had a Cardiac Arrest. I had an EKG about a year ago and everything was fine, but is this something I should check on again? Any help or insight anyone can give me will eb greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

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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