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Re: Vasal-Vagal

From: Barbara Ross


Heather, I am anxious to har of your success in Cleveland. They are tops in cardiac care . I have been dignosed since last year, but continued to be dizzy all of the time. I did drink - 8 oz. of water per hour and greatly increased my salt intake, but it didn't help 100%. I passed out in February - no warning , no heat, no dehydration. My FAMILY doctor sent me for a dye contrast MRI where they found a brain tumor which was thought to b on the auditory nerve. Surgery proved them wrong as it was on the facial nerve and removal would surely cause greatfacial damage and possible paralysis (one side). They (thankfully ) elected to close me up and allow me to think about the possible solutions . I am actively researching that, but yesterday I blacked out again. Million dollar question - is it my vaso-vagal or is it the tumor? My neorology group (surgeons) is in Pittsburgh - they are great. I am in Youngstown , Oh and I will soon be off to Cleveland Clinic for a cardiology workup about this vaso -vagal. Getting old is no fun! Anxious to hear from you! Barbara Ross

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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