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Re: vaso vagal and seizures

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From: Manna


How is your daughter doing now? I have had vaso vegal syncope for many years and now recently began to have grand mal type seizures. I can completely relate to the pain, fears and emotions your daughter went through as I have lost my ability to drive, work, take care of my own children and have been on anticonvulsive meds with no hope in sight. I went to OHSU and was evaluated in their neurology department. The doctors there felt my seizures weren't actually seizures but convulsions caused by the return of blood and oxygen to my brain after having syncope caused by an over active vaso vegal system. My cardiologist prescribed me Midodrin to raise my blood pressure so when my vaso vegal system lowers my bp it won't drop enough to make me faint. The theory is that if I don't faint I won't have the convulsions. So far so good! I've been doing a little better on the Midodrin and have not lost consciousness (I've come close though) or had convulsions.

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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