Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Date: 12/28/99
Time: 7:19:10 PM
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Thanks very much for having written in. I was diagnosed with Vaso-Vagal just yesterday. I had two episodes that I can recall; one a couple of weeks ago that prompted me to seek out medical advice and once a couple of months ago that was much more severe but that I simply wrote off to getting up too quickly! In any case, one thing that I have noticed over the past few months is that I certainly do feel VERY fatigued most of the time. I am a 47 year old male in good health and was mentioning to my wife recently that my "get up and go" just isn't there. This is something that I will be sure to bring up to my physician next week when we meet. Thanks again.

Re: my face hurts

From: tiffany


I have the exact same symptems when I see something bloody and disgusting or someone is just talking about something like that I end up on the floor. Ya know the disgusting video in drivers ed they make you watch of real car accidents? I ended up on the floor with a paramedics hand under my head. I know how you're feeling and I just thought I'd let you know you're not alone. If you care to chat with me further my email addy is

Vaso-Vagal in Children

From: Lori-Delaware


Recently my 6 year old went to have a vacine to visit mexico. She has always been ok to watch the dog get shots, and her Grandmother is insilin shot dependent, and really thought as a hole the idea was ok. She had the shot, and 15 minutes later she went ridgid in my arms and passed out eyes wide open. I was informed by her Dr. that she must have Vaso-Vagal. As a parent, I was wondering what other things can set this off. An adult can understand/feel the faint coming on, she didn't understand what was happening. They also commented that she may out grow this...I'm looking for futher research to verify that. Also, I found her father in a ridgid faint one night in the bathroom, I believe he has it too, is this hereditary?

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