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Vaso-vagal syndrome

From: Jane Eckert


I can't believe I finally know a diagnosis of my fainting condition. When I read the common symptoms they were like I had listed them. I worked for a major university in the medical school. I was seen by Neurologist, cardiologists, internists and one time by a psychiatrist who insisted I tell him what was wrong in my life that was causing me to faint. He was so professional he asked if I was having fits. I replied if I passed out again and he was by my bedside he would know what a fit was. My mother is now in the hospital and a cardiologists asked if anyone else in the family passed out and when I described my symptoms he said it sounds like is vagal. I then turned to the internet this morning and can't believe I now know a diagnosis. Thank you very much.

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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