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Re: Vaso-Vagal Syncope
From: Becca UK
Request a tilt table test is done - that is the only thing that tends to show up VVS. BUT make sure the results go to someone who can interpret them.
Mine were misinterrpretted and I was told I had VVS, but actually I have postural hypotension (my blood pressure gradually bottoms out when standing) causing loss of consiousness. One of the treatments given for VVS is beta blockers, this made my condition much worse whic is why it is important tilt test is inturrpretted correctly.
I've also had the epilepsy (non typical) diagnosis too.
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
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