Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Joe Sav


Yesterday I had a vaso-vagal reaction while getting an eye exam at my Opthamologist. I came very close to passing out, and sweat through my shirt. It was embarassing. It happened right after he put drops in my eyes to numb them. The drops contained epinephrine, which I now know can cause the vaso-vagal reaaction. Has this ever happened to anyone?

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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