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From: Shannon


I had my first episode yesterday in a restaurant and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. What my friend was convinced was too successive seizures was diagnosed as a vasa-vagal reaction to bumping my knee. I felt nautious and then I went stiff as a board and fell, eyes wide open and unconscious for about a minute. I woke up crying and disoriented. They put me back in the chair and it happened a second time. I have a few quesitons. (1) Is it normal to go stiff as a board during vasa vagal? (2) Is it normal to have open, rolled-back eyes and what was described as slight "foaming" and the mouth (likely just saliva)? (3) Last and most importantly, I am suddenly having memory problems for commonplace names and numbers including my home address and names of friends. I recognize them but cannot come up with the ame unless it is given to me. I this a common side-effect of a vasa-vagal experience? Thanks so much for anyh help you can give!

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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