Re: Vaso Vagal Episode
Michele, the type of attack that you have is very similar to mine. I feel the urge to go to the bathroom, as soon as I sit down, the whole episode begins. I begin to sweat profusely, become so weak that I can't move, feel pins and needles all over my body and then I pass out. I also have a bowel movement immediately. It is a terrifying experience. I have been having them for about two years. Finally, this last week, I was in the hospital for something else and had one. My heart rate dropped to 20 and since I was on a monitor the whole thing was recorded. I was in Methodist Hospital in Houston under the care of some of the finest doctors in the country and they still didn't have much to offer. They diagnosed it as a vaso vagal syncope, but they haven't been able to pin down the cause. I am going back for more tests. I want to pursue this since I find it very debilitating. I do have high blood pressure and wonder if there is a correlation and I have recently have 2 small strokes. If you come into contact with any information, I would appreciate your contacting me. By the way, I am 55 years old and a teacher. Paula Harrison
DO I have it?
I'm 22 yrs. old and have been sportaically fainting for as long as i can remember. It only happens after a sudden injury (i.e. either i bump my knee, elbow, or ankle on something), but it has been occuring a few times/year since i was a small child. but i can also go a very long time without an epsiode. Today, it happened in class. I hit my knee on something under my desk and I knew it was coming- I could feel the dizziness, nausca, and the slow process of losing consciousness and i wake up as if I had just gotten the wind knocked out of me. I tried to fight it, but couldn't. **Is this vaso-vagal?
--I also get sick everytime i drink alcohol, and my friends are always fine. I read this could be connected. how?[../../_private/Vaso-Vagal1_aftr.htm]
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