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Stress test

From: Judi


I had a stress test yesterday and passed out after the test. The doctor said the EKG looked normal but I had a problem with Vagal. I was not sure what he was talking about so I started surfing the web and found this site. My blood pressure has always been low and even as a child (I am 50 now) my mother remembers my fainting spells. I thought I had a heart block and had the stress test to check things out. I had been feeling badly (headache and sleepy) the day prior to the attack and attributed it to lack of caffeine due to the test preparation. I have always had problems if I was pushed into a stressful situation and usually sitting down and resting handled it but yesterday was really bad and I was put on oxygen and give an IV. Thanks to your web site I am learning about this problem that I have suffered all my life and it now has a name. I see my doctor for a followup as soon as the test results come back. Thanks for the information.

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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