Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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I have had vaso vagal for over four years. It took three years before this to discover what I had. first it was panic attacks, then hypoglecima. but when I ended up in the hospital via ambulance, the hospital decided it was time to take action. they sent me to a cardio. specialist. in 30 seconds, he told me what I possibly could have. Then with the tilt-table test, it confirmed that I (who was 32 at the time) had this horrible condition. I am on atenolol right now. I have had many attacks since then. it has been a life changing thing. But still doctors have no clue how it feels to have this condition unless they themselves have it. Some days I am not sure I am going to make it to wrk. other days I am not sure I even want to get out of bed. This condition sneaks up on you and even though you know at that moment~"oh no" you are never sure if your going to passout, get sick or both. I have had my pressure drop below 30/50. I have stopped breathing in different episodes, but every time I ask the doctor if this could be life threatening, he says no. Well, let him have this. because I feel I am dying each and everytime. thanks for reading.

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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