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Vaso-Vagal ???

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From: MO


Hello! I went to the doctor today after waking up at 4 am this morning feeling faint, then tingling in fingers, then really loud buzzing, shortness of breath, claminess, shakiness etc. This isn't the first time this has happend...about 6 or 7 times over 3 years. It always happens in the middle of the night...I wake up feeling my heart isn't beating and then the tingling starts etc. I have to get up and breath deeply...this seems to help...the worst of it lasts a couple of minutes ( and it is horrible..feel like I am going to die) but then I feel lightheaded and odd for a couple of hours. I have never passed out. THe doctor today said it sounds like VV but from what I have been reading, this happens when you are upright, not in the middle of the night from a deep sleep. Any opinions? I am a bit worried...don't want to drop dead on my husband, and two young children.


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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