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Re: Fascinating- I am not alone

From: Dennis


I am very interested in what I am reading, especially your posting. I have just had my first episode of fainting right before vomiting in over 25 years two nights ago. The only other time(s) this had happened was when I was twelve years old. These spells were followed by grand mal ciezures all three times (I was diagnosed with juvinile epilepsy). Since then I have never actually fainted, although whenever I do vomit, and that is a rarety, I alway FEEL like I'm about to faint.

My confusion is why does this only happen when I vomit? I have a low heartrate (55-60) but do not have low blood pressure (120/70) and this never happens when I exercize. I do long distance running, weight training, very strenuous activities, but I've never even approached an episode at those times.

I'm curious to know if any of you who endure this condition ever have episodes of seeing lights or patterns or even have strange visions when this is coming on? Even though I haven't fainted in so long, I still suffer these things anytime I am ill.

My doctor has not yet diagnosed Vaso-Vagal, but I'm trying to find out as much as I can between visits. Thanks for your help.

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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