Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Article 135

Date: 1/14/00
Time: 4:31:56 PM
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From: JoAnn


I'm 54 yrs. old. I recently underwent an angiogram and while removing the sheath, I became lightheaded and nearly blcked out. They said I VAGELED but no one explained what that was. Anyone know the answer ? My email is

Trying to find the right medication......



It all started for me 2 months ago with 2 brief episodes where I past out for short periods of time. I immediately went to the doctor after the second episode because there didn't seem to be any warning before this would happen. I am on the road all day with my job and haven't been able to work since I have been diagnosed. I have tried three different drugs and I am not having any success yet. I have been on Florinef Acetate, Nadolol and now Midodrine. I have suffered horrible side effects due to these drugs that have made me sick and now the midodrine doesn't seem to make me sick and I still wasn't able to pass the tilt table test while taking the drug. All of this is very discouraging. I was just wandering if there was anyone else out there that has a sensitivity to these drugs? If so, have you found anything that didn't have so many side effects that actually helps? Thanks in Advance....

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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