Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Never Heard of VV

From: Kristin age 25


I have had stomach problems for years. Doctors have always said it's IBS, etc. However, I've woken up in the middle of the night, my heart is racing, I'm sweating and I feel like I'm going to vomit. There have been occasional times when I have actually vomited but didn't have any food in my system so it was just bile.

I know I had a VV attack yesterday. I was just sitting enjoying some music and all the sudden I got extremely nauseated, then I couldn't see. I thought I was going to vomit. So I went to lay down. My boyfriend was asking me questions but I couldn't respond. I was clammy, sweating and pale. After about 10-15 minutes it went away. On a more regular basis, I have blurred vision with a little bit of dizziness but the stomach ache is not accommpanied. Do any of you feel the same way? It's very scary.

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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