Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: carolina girl


Hi, I am a 24 year old women with alot of the same symptoms as you have described. I had never experinced anything like this until about a year ago. After 2 trips to the ER , where they did nothing for me, I was advised to have my thyroid checked. I did, and it was okay, then I was sent to a cardiologist who just monitored me and said that it happens in a lot of young women. I am a new business owner and do have a lot of stress. Yesterday the VV revisted while I was in my office. Again it started with a watery stoll and then a burning sinsation throughout my body, as if I was buring under my skin. At the same time my skin was cold and clammy. I felt like I would pass out any minute! I felt sick and was shaking all over, I couldn't stand. I finally got to my Ativan, I take for anxiety, and layed in the floor. It finally passed, but I slept the entire day and still feel worn out today. Is that normal? Should I have gone to the ER again? Even though they don't help? I'm not even sure what VV is, just that they say I have it. It is so scary!

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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