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We have to live with Vaso Vagal...never knowing when to expect it again?

From: PJC


I thought that Vaso Vagal was always associated with pain...but what I read here is different. I am nervous because I have fainted 4 times from what doctors tell me is vaso vagal, but I only faint after extreme pain in my stomach before I have to have a bowel movement and the pain is too much to bear. I feel something strange come over me, lose my hearing, and seem to take one last breath before I pass out. I am nerveous that I may have a blockage or something...has this ever happened to anyone with the bowels involved. I am nervous everyday (especially driving) afraid it is going to happen again. This has happened to me 4 times in 5 years...Is Vaso Vagal something we all have to live with...never knowing when to expect it...what can we do to avoid it? Has anyone ever been diagnosed with anything serious from this?

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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