Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Vagal Reaction

From: Amy Jacob


On three different occasions in the dentist office after receiving litocaine I had a terrible reaction. Within minutes after receiving the injection I immediately became very dizzy, my heart would race, and I would begin vomiting. This lasted for about two hours every time. I went to an allergy Doctor and he said that what I had was a vagal reaction. Growing up I never had a problem going to the dentist. I am now in my 30's and wonder why this would affect me now.

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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