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vaso vasco and i'm not crazy

From: bette


for several years i have been having episodes like those mentioned on this site. two years ago i had one so bad i went by ambulance to er where they were sure it was my heart. i had an catherization and indeed hade a blocked artery so this syndrome may have saved my life. however it happened again three days after i returned home. i thought my stents had failed they recathed me and said everything was fine. so i continued to have spells for two years i start with severe hotness exteme blurred vision a feeling of confusion or vagueness pins and needles. i feel as though everything is leaving me and i'm going to die. had a bad one last weekend and went to er where i was diagnosed by a pa with vaso vasal told to drink water have enough salt(my pottasim) was very low. any way i know i'm not going to die have only passed out once as i have warning and my natural instinct is to sit and breath hard. also this happens out of the blue no ryme or reason or pattern. sitting or standing does not seem to matter. well i'm glad to finally have a name to my episodes and a place to talk about it. thanks

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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