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alienated my life



In over 2 years I have passed out 4 times. Always in the evening, after dinner, after gorging. I recently went to school to become a conductor for a major railroad and after answering a few questions before a physical i.e. have you ever experienced dizziness or fainting? I was truthful and answered yes. As a result I was given an EKG which read that I had at some point suffered a heartattack. I am 28 and extrememly active. In 2 monthes I have been through countless tests including 5 other Ekg's none of which showed what the first one did. I have been given the tilt test, negative, stress test which took 16 minutes for my heartrate to reach 190, eeg, normal, CT scan was also normal. The best that the doctors could come up with is that there maybe evidence of this vasovagel. As a result he is not clearing me to go back to work and wants to put me on a beta-blocker and zoloft. I feel that there is absolutly nothing wrong with me and the tests obviously point that way. My life is a complete mess because of all this. My duties on the train include supervising others and paperwork that is it. Please someone out there that really does suffer from this disease notify and let me know what in the world I should do. Because of this I have had to file bankruptcy, I lost my vehicle and am now collecting foodstamps. There is only 1 otherthing in life I know how to do and that is to train horses. If I am not capable of doing paperwork that surely I am not fit to be on the back of a horse. Any suggestions e-mail me please.

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