Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Stella


hi, I'm a 53 yo female. I have a long history of vasovagal attacks. I thought I was the only one with this problem till I found this message board today! I pass out or have VV symptoms whenever I'm in severe pain, have a fever, get a dizzy spell or sometimes for no apparent reason. My last hospitalization for a VV was in Feb. 2005 when I passed out from stomach cramps and hit my head and shoulders on the doorknob going down. I've had several hospitalizations for fainting spells. All they ever find is my pulse is low and my bp gets low. Then they stick me in Telemetry thinking it's my heart. Yhe last time a doc came in and told me I need a tilt table test, but I'm too scared of getting sick with this test. Today I felt like I was close to having another VV and I don't know why, maybe its the stress of the past week or maybe it's because I got my period, and thats been wacky lately. Any ladies get a VV attack induced by their periods?

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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