Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Gail in Colorado


My most recent experience was this past Tuesday, after having had catteract surgery the day before. I went into the doctors office for a follow-up and after having the shield and tape removed from my eye, I felt the blackness coming, I broke out in a cold sweat, felt as if I would throw up, and passed out, after coming to, I was sick at my stomach. Past experiences were worse, making the medical personnel think I was going into shock. I usally lose all bodily functions. I always thought it was caused by pain, but after this past Tuesday, I'm leaning more toward the nervous system. I'm a 61 yr. old female, and have had this happen to me at least three times starting in my twenties. It is very scary!!!, but you're right, the doctors don't take it very seriously. I'm at a loss. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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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