Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: VV



My Husband has always passed out when given a shot. He is 6 ft 2 and when we tell the nurses they laugh and think we are over reacting until they give him a shot and see for themselves. Yesterday he was having surgery and we warned the nurses that when they put his IV in they have to do it quickly, they just made a joke of it and it took them a long time to get it in. Well he had a major reaction this time and his heart rate dropped so low and they couldnt get it back up so they had to give him a shot of atrophen to get his heart going as it should. Then we were told that he has vaso vagel reaction. This happens everytime he has shots or IV's put in, this time it was just more severe. I am now trying to find info on this. We feel that one day it may kill him just getting an IV. If you know of anymore Websites with info. can you pass them on.. I wish you well.

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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