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Re: Was my husband's episode vasovagal?

From: J. Jackson


I once had a similar episode while giving blood and have since been diagnosed as having Vagal Response Syndrome after a tilt table test. I've been taking Atenolol for abt. 14 years with very good success (to treat arrythmia and VRS). Keeping hydrated, not overdoing the exercise or work, getting enough sleep and avoiding alcohol and caffeine have helped me live with this condition. When I forget to follow these habits is when I get into trouble. It requires lifestyle changes and it's not fun having to watch my activities so closely but it's much better than having episodes of nausea, cold sweats, anxiety and blacking out.

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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