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Questions about the Tilt Table test

From: Lorraine


I've had vasovagal episodes for years. My attacks aren't frequent (maybe 3-4 a year) and I don't take any meds.

My question for those of you who had the Tilt Table Test: During the test, did you have ALL of the v-v in a full-blown episode? I've put off having the test for years because my episodes would be so embarrassing to go thru in front of anyone (besides my husband, God bless him).

Mine include vomiting and terrible diarrhea, and once that's started it's uncontrollable. I would be terrified to be strapped to a table having one of these attacks....I'd want to be strapped to a toilet, LOL.

Did any of you have this problem, or am I just being ridiculous and silly?

Thanks for your responses!


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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