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Vaso-Vagal Syndrome



My daughter is 31 years old. When she was a child, and needed blood testing, she would faint. Also, when standing in church too long, she would faint. HR was low (55 BPM), but we were told that was probably because she was an athlete. Now as an adult, she has started to faint when standing too long. As per her cardiologist, she recently went for the tilt test & at one point she was told to stand in one spot for 15 min. She fainted. Dx was Vaso-Vagal. It was suggested that she take Paxil. She's an Occupational Therapist and on her feet most of the day. She's terrified. Is there any treatment for this? Thank you for your time. Olivia Michaels,RN

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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