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I have questions--What specialist should I see?



I am not sure if I am a sufferer of vasovagal syndrome, however it has been quite encouraging to read what is posted on this website. I am 22 years old and have been searching to find the reason for my unexplained fainting or near fainting attacks for ten years. I have seen several specialists--a neurologist who did an MRI and cardiologist who did a complete cardiac work up, however it seems as though no one has taken me very seriously. About 7 years ago I had a positive tilt table test. The cardiologist put me on Florinef to help me retain salt to keep my blood pressure up. That didn't work and I ended up back at the ER after fainting and smashing my nose against the kitchen counter. He then put me on Proamatine, which didn't work either. After that he said he didn't need to see me back for another year, even though i continued to suffer from these episodes. Just recently I had another episode while eating and made another trip to the ER. The doctor referred me to an endocrinologist. After doing a lot of research and seeing how much my symptoms (TMJ, weakness, fatigue, triggers such as stress or lack of sleep) match those with this syndrome, I'm wondering what type of doctor I should go see?? Should I get a complete new work up since those tests were performed so long ago? Any ideas would help! Thanks.

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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