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Re: vaso vagal???



I am a 66 yr. olld women who has had a stroke (left side) 3 1/2 years ago; mild heart attack 3 years ago and open heart surgery (aortic and mitral valves replaced with titanium ones); and have had a chronic atrial fibrilation for 15 to 20 years now. I am on coumadin, lanoxim and toprol. I have very low blood pressure 90/60; 98/60; 102/60 and at times even 88/50. I also am borderline anemic. I take Slo Fe for this and slowly am getting this in order. After my stroke, I developed an involuntary twitch in my left leg and that was a nasty feeling which left me unable to sleep often. I still have this ocassionaly, but mildly. After my heart operation, I became quite ill with a weird happening--I would feel as though I needed to move my bowels and would become very drained, weak and a bit clammy and almost threw up (I was forced to call 911 several times, but no one had an answer). The last time I called--they had a hard time finding a blood pressure reading. One of the young EMS personnel asked if I have a Vegal Response and to check it out with my doctor. Well, no doctor that I have asked has any comment to make about it. I now get severe cramps in my legs when I feel as though I have to move my bowels. It just happened, consequently, here I am still awake. I believe in this day and age there has to be answer for my problems. But, where do I go? I recently saw a neurosurgeon and had tests taken--I had a brain damage on my right side from the stroke and a mild neurapathy in my feet and it was even mentioned that I may have RSD in my left foot. I very much would like to resolve these very annoying problems--any suggestions what type of a doctor to see? I really am lacking sleep--I think I am getting panic attacks because of all of these problems. Any suggestions? Love and Peace to you. Sincerely, Roberta

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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