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Vaso vagel syndrome

From: Victoria A


I was diagnosed with vaso-vagel syndrome after suffering many episodes and not knowing what it was. To diagnose this, I had to undergo a "tilt-table" test at the hospital. When my blood pressure fell dramatically and I began to get terribly dizzy the results were that I did have vaso-vagel. I was told to increase my salt intake and had the choice of taking Zoloft or beta-blockers to help keep the attacks at bay. I always noticed the attacks coming on and many followed strenuous physical activity, but that was not always the case. Tunnel vision, aversion to light, desiring a cool place to lie down, and nausea were symptoms that I experienced. With the Zoloft, I no longer have the episodes. If I try to go off of the Zoloft, the symptoms again manifest themselves.

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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