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Re: For Cheryl

From: Becca


Hi Cheryl.

Sorry to hear your news. Though at least you did react to the test, like you said your blood pressure did drop, so at least something did happen, even if it was within the normal range, it should not make you loose consiousness!

They should not have left you on the table once you started getting ill - it can be very dangerous and make your condition worse (as happened with me). They should correct the table as soon as there is *any* problem, had they done that with me I would not be in the situation I am currently - it really makes me mad when they do this... grrr...

BTW the nurse should have been watching the monitor only and not you. Don't ask me why, because I don't have a clue. They didn't watch me either and ignored my requests when I began getting ill to correct the table.

Are you in the US or UK? I'm in the UK and was not given any medication with my test, so I don't know what the medication you mentioned is.

I do hope you get a sensible doctor analysing your results who is able to help you get to the bottom of what is causing your loss of consiousness.

Do let me/the forum know how you get on. And do remember that if you get a idiot (like I have who told me I was just fat, ugly and disgusting and making myself collapse because of refusing to accept these facts - like I said he was an idiot) and they tell you it is 'normal' for this to happen to you, go see someone else about it. It is never normal to lose consiousness.

I don't know if that is of any use to you, I hope it is. All the best, Becca.

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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