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Vaso-vagel diagnosis

From: Marilyn


I should start by saying I am a 53 year old women in excellent health. On Saturday I was shopping when, in a matter of minutes, I had abdominal pain followed by a fainting episode. This was the fourth time this has happened to me. But this time it happened in public and I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. By that time I was revived, and after waiting for blood and urine tests I was sent home and told to visit my doctor. So today I explained the scary symptoms to my doctor -- who immediately said "Oh, you just had a vaso-vagel event - no big deal!!!" Well, it's been a frightening big deal to me! I live alone, and once I crashed to my kitchen floor and "came to" when I felt my head slam into my ceramic tile floor! What do I do now -- get a Medic Alert bracelet that says prop her up in a corner and she'll be fine?

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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