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I was recently diagnosed to be experiencing vaso vagal syndrome. My first incident was 18 months ago, on a camping trip. I had no stress at the time, in fact was having quite a good time. When I layed down on my cot that nite, I became very uncomfortable, then somewhat nauseated. Since I had never passed out in my life, I didnt recognize the symtoms. I got up to walk around & collapsed. I was out cold for a long time, 10 to 15 minutes, before the ambulance arived. I was taken to the ER of the local hospital, but the symtoms were over (the hospital was 30 to 40 min.away) My blood pressure was extremely low & the perimedics had to search to find a pulse. The ER doctor diagnosed it as a "gas bubble" creating pressure. I finally wrote it off as a "one time thing" and tried to forget about it. Last week, the wife & I left on friday eve for a weekend of xmas shopping. This was not a stressful event either. We were browsing & window shopping friday eve and then went to our motel. As soon as I layed down, I was very uncomfortable. I finally realized the famililar feeling and went to the rest room (based on the gas bubble theory). I realized I was going to pass out and walked into the room and told the wife. Then I hit the floor. She called the ambukance & we were in a hosp. in minutes. ER response was EKG chest xray, blood work etc. I was experencing "tremors" until I got a shot of something (I dont have the medical records yet). My potassium level was quite low, low blood pressure & slow heart rate. After a nite in ICU I saw a heart specialist. After a treadmill & tilt table, with no response, I was diagnossed with vaso vagal syndrome. The dr's solution was to do nothing since it only happens every couple of years. We are very concerned since the experience is quite tramatic to myself and loved ones. We would appriciate any feedback.
From: BETTY HOLCOMB@SMITHNEPHEW.COM
ANYONE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND SYMPTOMS, PLEASE EMAIL ME. LAST MAY I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR WHAT THE DRS THOUGHT WAS A CLOGGED ARTERY. I WAS ON SERIOUS BLOOD THINNERS AND TESTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS. ALL NEGATIVE. AFTER LEAVING THE HOSPITAL, I WENT TO TARGET THE NEXT DAY TO PICK UP SOME THINGS AND AFTER PAYING FOR THEM AND READY TO LEAVE, I BECAME VERY WEAK, CLAMMY, HAD A SEVERE ACHE IN THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE STOMACH. I HAD TO SIT DOWN, THEN I HAD TO LAY DOWN IN THE FLOOR. THEY CALLED THE PARAMEDICS AND THEY BEGAN AN IV AND TOOK ME BACK TO THE HOSPITAL. MY BLOOD PRESSURE HAD BOTTOMED OUT AND AT THE HOSPITAL, THEY THOUGHT I WAS BLEEDING INTERNALLY BECAUSE MY BLOOD COUNT HAD DROPPED VERY LOW. AFTER SPENDING THE NIGHT THERE, ALL WAS WELL AND BP AND BLOOD COUNT WAS NORMAL. NOTHING SINCE BUT THE DRS COULD NOT TELL ME IF IT WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN AND THEY DID NOT SEEM TO KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS. PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION. THANKS, BH
I am horribly fatigued and tired all of the time it seems since I was diagnosed with NCR. Before I was diagnosed with this syncope condition, I was diagnosed with Ebstein Bar virus (mono). I wonder if there is any link. Is anyone else feeling fatigued and exhausted all the time?