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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.