Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Ironman


Long story short back in Jan. 2005 my heart stopped at least six times then had a pacemaker put in. After six weeks I started having vaso-vagal episodes but I am sure I was having them before my heart stopped. The doctors have me on medication for vaso-vagal. Last week--end of May 2005 I had 21 episodes in one day. Oh fun. Docs doubled my medication. This is a bandaid fix in my eyes. I may be going to Mayo Clinic in June. Please stop worrying about a scar from the pacemaker. It will gradually fade away. 2 1/2 inches long it will look like a crease in the skin. The scar is the least of your concerns if it fixes your problems. Right? By the way I had the surgery twice in 4 weeks because the wire lead came loose. Oh well. By the way I am a triathlete and I am now training 6 days a week with no limitations in movement of my arms or anything else. Weight training, swimming, biking and running. I wish you the best.


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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