Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: Vaso-Vagal

From: Pam Manghelli


I just started reading this forum after having my second episode of Vagal. I had no idea this was such a common type of problem, but it seems mostly among women. Curious? My sister-in-law (who has been a nurse for 20 yrs) seems to think that it is also a hormonal problem. I was most shocked when I read that the two scenarios in which I experienced this problem was described in detail by others. The nighttime bathroom visit and donating blood as you described. I have not sought any professional help yet, because I wanted to see what others were saying about it. Besides, I have very little confindence in the current medical state of affairs in this country. Seems they just want to push meds on you so you will go away. Thank you so much for posting your letter. I hope we can all find something that will either explain this syndrome better and/or find something that will help us deal with it. Another thing..... I had not even thought about driving with this problem. Now THAT scares me!

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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