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Vaso Vagal

From: Jessica


Hi - I am 21yrs old and have been in and out of the hospital for the last 4yrs for having fainting spells (with loss of bladder control and convulsing). I remember the very first one occured when I was 7yrs old and I fell in the bathroom and hit my head on the toilet. No body believed me and so it was not an issue. Then I had one when I was 15yrs old and fell down a flight of stairs at school. Medical treatment was not given to me as I was at a Baptist boarding school at the time and all they did was threw me into a cold shower. When I was 17yrs old I had yet another one and my parents thought nothing of it, but I went to our family practitioner and all he said is that I had fainting spells and not to worry about it that some people get them. 19yrs old I have had more and more of them. I have had 3 in the last month and all my doctor said is that it was common, but I had him do a CT scan and a MRI and he said that it came out normal and that nothing was wrong with me. I just don't think it is normal to lose yourself and fall to the ground. I have been wondering who (what kind of doctor to go see about this problem). I am tired of not knowing when it could happen next! Please post something if possible~Thanks, Jessica

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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