Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Recent Vaso Vagal experience

From: Tammy


I'm glad to know I'm not the only person to experience a vaso vagal response. I fainted once before about 4 years ago from extreme abdominal pain and nausea, but only had a nasty lump on the back of my head. I saw my doctor but was never diagnosed with anything related to VV. However, last week I fainted with almost no warning except for a brief moment of extreme dizziness and a warm feeling throughout my body. I woke up on the ground . . . the first of 4 times waking up on the ground in different rooms within my house (I don't really remember anything). I split my head open, broke my nose and spent 2-1/2 days in the hospital. I was up all night with nausea the night before and was menstruating, but I wasn't dehydrated. I had numerous tests in the hospital, all of which were normal, but still need to schedule a tilt table test.

Not sure if I should be driving or when I should resume normal activities - I'm still feeling dizzy much of the time.

Thanks for listening.

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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