Vaso-Vagal Discussion

[ Home | Contents | Search | Post | Reply | Next | Previous | Up ]

Re: Lots to ponder (correction and more info)

From: Sharelle
Date: 11/30/99
Time: 11:43:48 AM
Remote Name:


1) Ooops! I meant to state that vasodepressor response = vasodilatation

2) V-V as it pertains to athletes; includes more journal references and treatments

Re: Article 297

From: Sharon


I was just diagnosed with vaso depressor syncope after being treated for 20 years for a heart condition. I was having near fainting spells and problems with my eyes not focusing. It was scarey being home alone at age 59 with a 3 & 5 year old to raise. A new hospital and cardiologist saw me a took me off 9 medications and placed me on topral also has me drinking large amounts of gator ade, walking to increase the firmness of the bloodvessels in my legs so that the blood will not pool in my legs. So far so good after only 4 months and 1 instance. I thank the ambulance driver that sent me to a new hospital.

it happened to me

From: Tony L. Williams


My wife and I were in N.Y. in a hotel, we ordered room service ..just desert, she fell asleep and I was awake watching a movie. I started getting real bad cramps, and felt like my bottom was going to explode. I became really weak. I managed to get to the bathroom and the cramps got worse. the diareah was bad, I started sweating bad, and eventually fell off the stool , I could barely whisper my wifes name but thank God she heard me. she came in I was laying on the floor half concience, she called 911 the ambulance came they gave me O2. and checked my heart it was beating ok but my pressure was 80/60 they rished me to the ER,. Gave me 3 Iv's. when we got home we called my dr. and she has mentioned vv. this same thing happened to me about 8-9 yrs ago.

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.
Last changed: June 22, 2007