Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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vasovagal syncope



I just discovered this site. I have had episodes of vasovagal (although just diagnosed!) since I was a teenager. I am over 50 now. Being very knowledgeble about human body and diseases, it has been frustrating. All my life, I have kept normal weight, lowfat nutritious diet, exercise. Symptoms have always been: sudden light headedness, drop in bp and heart rate (most recent recent episode heart rate 40 and bp 70/40. Ambulance technician's readings), sweaty, severe pain (below chest, above belly button). I have fainted only twice in all these years, but did NOT know that I was going to faint. Anyway, ER trip, 3 days in the hospital, ekg, CTscan, MRI, cardiac enzymes, blood work...everything was fine, so diagnosis was VVS. Doctor's advice: don't miss any meal, keep well hydrated. My reason for posting this is that I was shocked to see very young children with VVS. Good luck to all.

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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