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Vasa Vagal with Syncope during Pregnancy



I was 5 months pregnant when the symptoms started. I would start to white out. Not black out. I was diagnosed with Vasa Vagal with Syncope. I was put on Atenol (sp) and the symptoms seemed to subside. I was also told by a cardiologist at New England Medical Center (Boston) that I should also try Prozac to raise the seretonin levels in my brain. The Prozac made me feel like I drank a whole pot of coffee. That was terrible. So I stopped taking that. I'm 40 yrs. old and thinking of having another child. Will this happen again?? Has anyone ever experienced this during pregnancy? This only had happened when I was pregnant. I remember the times when it would happen and I was either sitting or laying down?? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!! Regards.

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