Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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I've recently been given Odansetron ODT, generic Zofran ODT and while it does instantly stop the nausea and subsequent fainting, I would like to see the reason for my problem, not just a pill. I am worried now about driving. Last week I had five episodes of fainting after nausea before I got the medication and hurt myself badly when I fell in a bathroom. I have been doing this since I had gastric stapling 22 years ago, but I'm not sure I can blame everything on that problem, although I do vomit a lot. I do NOT faint every time I vomit, but every fainting episode does follow a definite feeling of nausea, although I don't necessarily vomit. Confusing? You bet! I am 62, take Prozac (10 years low dose) protonix for gastric reflux, ditropan, and simvistatin. Have had heart work ups and very healthy in that respect, even though I am 250 pounds. No calcium in my arteries. Great blood pressure readings. Had gall bladder removed one year ago, surgical hernia repair one year ago, hysterectomy (ovaries, too) 12 years ago. This may be vaso vagal syndrome, but I just think there must be some underlying cause. I go to an endocrinologist next week about possible recent onset of type 2 diabetes, but that is a recent problem. Sue in Austin, Texas

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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