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Stress induced vaso-vegal

From: Faye


I believe vaso vagal episodes are caused by stress. I'm 63 years old and always dread medical procedures. I have experienced vaso vagal attacks while having mammograms and during a colonoscopy. I didn't know for a long time what was happening to me. It's scarey especially during the colonoscopy.I was told that my heart rate dropped to 30, causing them to discontine the IV medication and resulting in severe pain. I'll probably never have another one colonoscopy.

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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