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vaso vagal syncope

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From: Barbara B


I have recently had a series of frightening symptoms which from a tilt table test were described as vaso vagal syncope I feel very faint and although I have not fainted yet am having frequent attacks and doing as instructed by the doctor lying down with feet up. I am laft shaky, weak and afraid also often with a headache. The instructions to me have been to drink water take extra salt wear compression stockings before medication is started. Can any one give any advice as I find the situation very debilitating I am 57 and although the cardiologist does not agree I wonder if these symtoms are in any way menopause related. I would be grateful for any advice.

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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