Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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My Symptoms



I have not been to the doctor yet, and reading these posts makes me feel alot better...but I am still afraid.

I had 2 episodes that were severe in the last 3 years. both times I woke in the middle of the night feeling anxious and my head felt funny. I felt some pain in my abdomen and went to the toilet. I was shakey, nauseas and the back of my neck felt hot and tingly. I never passed out either time. I thought I was having a stroke. I called the ambulance and they felt it was VV response. Now I have been having them almost every night...but less severe. and always ends up in a BM and then I lay down and it goes away. I don't know if I am having an Anxiety attack or VV?? I am afraid I will go to the DR and they won't take it seriously. I also have visual problems and headaches. I had an MRI and it was normal. I rarely have it during the day...just in the middle of the night, or the very first thing when I open my eyes in the morning. am I crazy??

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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