Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Vaso-Vagal Syndrome

From: CC


I recently had knee surgery and about two days later the vaso vagal syndrome appeared and has not gone away. The knee surgery has been three weeks ago. I had about three episodes of this during the past few years, but it has always disappeared within a day or so. I had been taking Zelnorm for a few months prior the my surgery and my doctor had advised me to stop that for a week and then restart. I waited for over a week to restart and then took 1/2 pill a day for only two days and immediately got worse. It's been about 4 days since I quit taking the Zelnorm and am still having problems intermittenly, always after eating. I also have had some panic attacks at night. I am a person who has exercised faithfully for over 30 years, and am now able to start again very slowly. One morning when I was dizzy, I rode a stationary bike for about 20 minutes and felt so much better. Will exercise help the symptoms. I also have been diagnosed with irritable bowel.

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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