Vaso-Vagal Discussion

[ Home | Contents | Search | Post | Reply | Next | Previous | Up ]

I have been diagnosed with vasavagal syncope also.

From: Marti Fuccy


A couple of weeks before Christmas, 2003 I had the same experience as most of your other patients. The day I fainted was almost exactly 7 years after another fainting experience. I had worked out in the morning, had breakfast, but little lunch and then a late dinner with a glass of wine and a margarita, followed by 2 small pieces of fudge. About an hour later I fell asleep for about l/2 hour, got up and felt faint. I headed for a bathroom, but fainted outside, got up, fainted again. My husband took me to emergency hospital where I spent the next 3 days and had an extensive exam, the last one being a tilt test. After 13 minutes on the tilt table my blood pressure dropped to 58 over 39. I now take lopressor, l/2 pill twice daily. My concern is that my blood pressure is very low some days, (106 over 62, etc.). A doctor questioned why I was on "blood pressure" pills since I had low pressure to begin with. The doctor who prescribed the drug said it would prevent the fainting episodes. What do you think? Thank you. Marti

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.
Last changed: June 22, 2007