Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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I am learning about this Vaso-Vagal condition from this forum. I have been suffering from these episodes for the past few years with absolutley no understanding of them, My doctor told me I had a Vaso-Vagal event. (Okay - now what) That was a year ago. I have now had three more episodes with this past Monday putting me out of commission for five days. I am told that it is being triggered by alergies (environmental as well as a serious nut allergy) and maybe a mild stomoch virus. Twice that I can remember have been caused while I had a mild stomach flu. I also get dizzi spells and feel the onset of an episode with strong odors (candle shops - fingernail manacure shops in the mall) The onset of an episode almost always starts with stomoach nassua and then comes the flushed skin - dizziness and KNOWING you are about to check out. The big question is - What treatment or medications are available for us? I have seen a neurologist and have an upcoming GI appointment. What can I expect?

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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