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Re: vaso vagal episodes



Your episode scenario is identical to mine which also started in 1999. I went to a Phycologist and he verified the associated aniexty was normal. My severe episodes happen every 3-4 months but daily awareness of light headeness/slight dizziness is normal in my case. In most case my episodes happen while playing tennis but I am able to divert a blackout by immediately laying on my back and elevating my legs above my head. I can usually avoid a blackout 50% of the time by doing this quickley. I am currently on Long Term Disability through my employer and am scheduled to go in front of an Administrative Law Judge next month so as to determine if I qualify for Social Security Disability.

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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