Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: Vaso-Vagal, Recently Diagnosed



Yes, continue with your sports activity even though it scares you at times. I am an advid tennis player who has lived with vaso vagal since 1999. You will learn to recognize early symtoms as time goes on. At the earliest possible time, when you notice a strong symtom coming on you need to lay on your back quickley and elevate your legs above your head so as to limit the possibility of blacking out. I do this on a regular basis and am usually able to avoid a blackout 50% of the time. The good news is that even if you do blackout, after about 10 minutes of rest you can resume activity.

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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