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Re: Vaso-vagel diagnosis

From: D


I received my diagnosis just one week ago after my second episode; the first was ten years ago. I was misdiagnosed at that time with a seizure disorder and put on unnecessary medication for 4 years. During that time I was literally grilled by various doctors and told that I was just an attention seeker and wasn't fooling anyone. I consider this last episode a blessing because I was in a public place, and though I was hospitalized for 2 days with a concussion, I had what I needed - witnesses to the event. I am 52, very active and healthy, and am alone at home much of the time. From now on I will listen to what my body is telling me. Everyone where I work knows that if I get down on the floor suddenly it is only to prevent a fall and that I will eventually be alright on my own. I 'm not worried about spending time alone and look forward to getting on with my life. The knowledge I have gained from my doctor and from reading everyone's comments has given me my confidence back. Thanks!

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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