Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: NY MOM


Yesterday morning I rolled over in bed and felt a sharp pain at the bottom of my ribcage, so I figured it was bad positioning, so I rolled over the way I was and the pain was still there. I got out of bed and was scared ( thinking could this be a reaction to new meds the doctor put me on the day before). I told me husband "honey something isn't right" as I walked towards the bathroom, the next thing I remember was him holding me up on the floor. As I looked at myself in the mirror, I noticed that I was as WHITE as a ghost, my lips were also very white. I also felt like there was no blood going thru my body. He got my 3 yr old and my 5 month old ready and we headed to the ER. I was told I had a Vagal Reaction. They gave me an IV and said I was dehydrated and my bp may have been really low. Has this happened to anyone else? I would appreciate any input. Thanks!

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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