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Vaso Vagel Confused?

From: Patty
Date: 11/18/99
Time: 7:14:46 PM
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Since I was in elementary school, I have been fainting. As a kid, I would faint at the sight of blood or shots and it got to the point where I would faint simple about talking about the doctor. The doctors were confused and so they sent me to a psychologist, who later told my family that I had vaso vagel. I lost count, but it have fainted over thirty times. Now I am a freshmen in college and the problem is getting worse. It's November and I have fainted nine times since the begining of the year. Since I have started college, I have fainted three time during my biology class. It's starting to interfer with my grades and I would like to gain control of this problem. One time I fainted when simple talking about breast cancer, another time was when I saw a drawing of an eye ball.

The reason I am posting this is because I want some answers. The doctors have no answers so this is my last chance to figure out what is wrong with me. If anyone has any information please respond. My e-mail address is

Thank you

Vaso Vagal



My seven year old son has passed out with seizure like symptoms, both times on christmas eve two years in a row. He also had a stomach flu about a month ago, and everytime he would get ready to vomit he went limp and got disoriented. His doctor says it is Vaso Vagal. This is very scary for a mom.. if anyone has any info that might help please email me... .. would love to hear from you

Just had episode.....blood sugar connection?

From: Marty     llfarm@farmtel .net


I am a 46 year old male who was taken to the hospital via ambulance last night. I woke @ about 2:30 am with awful stomach cramps. I sat on the toilet and was straining to "get started" and the next thing I knew I was regaining conciousness on the floor. I apparently passed out again right away. I called for my wife after I woke up (which I remember) She said she saw me standing in the bathroom door(which I don't remember) and pass out again. When I got to the hospital they of course ran blood tests. My sodium level was low but my blood sugar was over 350. I have no history of diabetes, but it is common in the family. Does anyone think this could be related in some way? Dr. said the incident was VV, but the high blood sugar was a separate issue I need to get checked out.

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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