Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Hi everyone! I'm 17 and was just formally diagnosed w/ VVS last week after a tilt test. I went to the doctor because i had these sick/fainting spells randomly for no reason...just when i was sitting in class at school or doing whatever. Only after reading here did I link it with getting the same sickness at doctors, after excersize, and after eating! Im so relieved.

ANYWAY....I have 3 questions:

1.) My Cardiologist (i havent seen my regular doc sinse the test) recommended a high sodium diet to cope with my random sick spells. Has any one else heard that, and did it work? Also, even if that stops my random episodes, will it do anything to help ones brought on by eating, doctors, or exersize?

2.) My worst episodes are either random, or from doctors. I get really mild episodes where i just feel sick and hot, but without the blurred vision fainting-ness etc etc from other things. Does that happen to anyone else and is that related to VVS?

3.) I havnet ever completely blacked out in an episode, although I have been diagnosed with VVS by a cardiologist, but i do get the usual blurred vision...and I lose hearing. or get a ringing in my ears kind of. Not exactly sure how to explain it. Does this happen with anyone else? And if I cant see or hear, am I blacked out? ive never completley blacked out i dont think so i dont know! Im sorry that sounds dumb...

Thanks guys....and Im so glad to find this place. I will try to contribute my experiances in any way I can. :]

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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