Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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My daughter who is 18 has been diagnoised with VasoVagal Syncope. She passes out on an average of 3 times a month. This has been going on now for over 3 years and we still have no resolution. The symptoms have changed a bit over the 3 years, but the doctors all say that the condition is NOT worse. It may be that the cure is worse than the condition... She was taking beta-blockers to help keep her BP regulated and not drop so dramatically. She was taking an excellerant which helped to keep her BP raised. These were only good for about 4 hours. She has taken Florinef which was to help her hold fluids, thus keeping her BP up. She wears the support stockings and is also taking Zoloft and Hormone pills, to wort off the rise and fall during her menstration.

All of these medications have been changed in dosages, times to take them, combinations rearranged, etc. It was finally decided since her episodes were increasing in frequency (3-4 per week) to discontinue all except for the Zoloft and Hormones

Can anyone suggest what HAS worked for them! Thanks for the forum and any information that you might have.


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