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Re: Vaso-vagel diagnosis

From: Jim T.


I also have had several of these "vaso-vagal events". I am a 69 year old male. Maybe not surprisingly all of mine have occurred in a bathroom( four different bathrooms). The last two involved trips to the hospital. During the last one I was in the shower, just starting to soap up. I felt faint and reached for the grab bar and next thing I remember I was crumpled in the floor of a too little bathtub with my wife shouting for me to wake up. She had already called for 911 who assisted in getting me out of an awkward position and in getting me ready for my wife to drive me to the hospital. Test showed no apparent cause, but as I understand the phenomena it involves a sudden loss of blood to the brain and subsequent unconsciousness. If anyone has received a more specific cause or remedy for this problem it would be most helpful. Who knows where it will occur next?

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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