Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Allyson:


When I was a junior in high school I had severe stomach pains and went to the bathroom where I stripped off all of my clothes in the stall and LAID on the floor...

I had severe stomach pain, extreme sweating, ringing in my ears, I fainted for a brief time, woke up and sat on the toilet in time to have a watery bowel movement - afterwards I was pale (white/almost greenish) and felt worn out from what had just happened - in total it lasted for 30 minutes to an hour. I have had them right around my menstural cycle each time. I would have these "spells" as I called them, about once every other month. My gynocologist put me on birth control and I have had them a lot less.

I have been going to a doctors office and getting tests ran for a few months - I have had cat scans of my head and stomach, sugar tests, blood pressure tests, an EEG, and all sorts of things. They want to do a lactose test Monday, but after reading this board I really think that I have Vaso-Vagal - my doctor had mentioned this but had not performed a tilt-table test. I feel tested out and I'm ready to know what it is.

Please if any of you have any symptoms or information like I... please email me:

Thanks and I hope that all of you can find out what you have as well!

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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