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Re: Tilt table test lasting only 15 minutes?



Thank you for your reply, Becca. He didn't say if I had tested positive or not, he just kind of wrapped things up and left the nurse to finish. I'm happy that I didn't pass out! I don't really care if I am "offically" diagnosed or not, as long as I know what to do to prevent symptoms or stop them.

The cardiologist told me on my first visit with him that I clearly had VV, so I would guess the TTT wasn't crucial for me to do...I mainly did it because he was adamant about it. I hope it wasn't due to the fact that I have great health insurance. I've had an EEG (to rule out seizures), ECG, and a brain MRI.

A neurologist referred me to the cardiologist after she diagnosed me with orthostatic hypotention. I had gone to see her for something else entirely (a concussion), but the more we talked, the more she thought I had other problems that had gone undiagnosed my entire life. That's when I started to search online and found out about VV before I even got into the cardiologist's office. It all sounded exactly like me.

This forum has given me more information than any other site. Reading your stories makes me feel like less of an abnormality. Thanks to all of you for sharing them.

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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