Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Never heard of it til I hit the floor.

From: Sandy


I had one episode in July, I didn't pass out, I made it to the couch first. I felt good within half hour. But the next attack was in Jan. I knew I was going to pass out, but couldn't make it to a place to lay down. So I hit the floor, the vomited, and then I came too. The family all around looking at me. I went by ambulance to the hospital, and after a Ct. Scan on my head, and a through cardiac assesment, and a twenty four hour heart monitor. All tests were negitive. That is when my Dr. mention vasovagal. never heard of it before. I drive for a living, and that is on hold. I don't know for how long. I am just looking for information on this. I go back to the Dr. tomorrow. But I don't think he will have any answers for me.. Or is this just something I have to learn to live with? And how do I find anther job. I live in a place where, if I don't drive, I don't get there.

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