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Re: Questions about the Tilt Table test

From: Hemworth


Lorraine, PLEASE take the tilt test. Your frequency of episodes are similar to mine. In 2003 they happened during my period and usually early hours of the morning. On one occasion I had been in Ireland for 2 weeks working with a world sporting event. On the last night we had the closing ceremony. I got back to accommodation about midnight. At 2am I had to ask my room mate to call an ambulance as I was in the midst of a full blown session including diarrhoea and bleeding v heavily. Our room was so small the ambulance medics could not take me out as everytime I lifted my head my heartrate dropped I would passout. They had to call the firebrigade who carried me out and down the stairs of the old house head first - too keep my heart rate up! All I remember are these 7 big beefy guys in our little room. - there is no need to feel embarrased - they see much worse

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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