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Re: Vaso-vagal HEREDITARY???

From: Christiane in VA


I disagree. I'd say it's pretty likely it IS passed down, as both my mother and grandmother seem to have had these symptoms in the past. We're now even wondering if some of the episodes on my Father's side which seem to idicate epilepsy may have simply been Vaso-Vagal mis-diagnosed a long time ago when medecine wasn't so far advanced.

This said, I wish medecine was more advanced so that we could actually give our 'problem' a better name than Vaso-Vagal because evidently it's not just a drop in blood pressure, it's not just panic attacks, it's not just needles, it's not just IBS and so on.. there's got to be a better explanation.


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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