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From: Grace, in Bedford, Texas
We started this quest about 5 years ago when my husband was suspected of having heart problems. His first symptoms were dizziness, intermitently. He was just diagnoses with VV in the last two years. He has undergone numerous MRIs, MRAs, CTs, of head and chest, as well as 24 hour cardiac monitoring, EKGs, blood tests, stress tests and xrays. His fainting has increased to longer periods (up to 13 minutes) and recovery is usually 20 - 30 minutes. Sometimes he has prodromal symptoms of weakness and dizziness, but last episode occurred while in a restaurant and just after finishing a meal, preceded by no signs. He does have weakness and dizziness frequently, without the syncope. He is 72 years old, has just had a pacemaker implanted, which gives me some emotional relief. His health otherwise seems to be good, except for a recent (2years ago)diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Treatment for VV consists of proametitne, fluorinef, increased salt intake, and increased fluid intake, 24/7 TED hose. It is good to hear of other people who have similar episodes, and who are as frustrated with the uncertainties as we are.