Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: eileen


I am 49, and have had attacks while running. I run about 3 miles a day and this has happened to me three times (where I have fainted) in the past 5 years. I've had all the usual tests--was positive on the tilt table test and take pindolol. Running is important to me, so I am very discouraged right now. The doctors tell me I still can, but after the latest trip to the emergency room I feel kind of stupid. Does anyone else have this problem exclusively while exercising? I had one other fainting episode when I was twenty. I'm hoping maybe stepping up the salt and liquids will help.

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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