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From: Hey, Joanie, I also have VV. It is very frustrating.
I have some heart problems too and at one time thought that they were
aggravating the VV. I have been
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From: Rod Stephen
Just visited your web site while trying to get more information on this condition, and thought you may be interested in my experiences. I am a 67 year old male without diabetes, however with high blood presssure that has been under medication for 40 years, and usually runs about 140/90. My wife and I were in Anaheim Ca.last Saturday (150 miles from our home) having lunch in a restaurant at 1pm, when I felt nauseated, and left my wife to pay the bill while I went ouside to sit in the car. I ended up sitting and lying on the grass before deciding to visit the restaurant restroom before driving back home. I barely made it through the door when I passed out. 911 was called and I was taken to a local hospital. My blood pressure was 100/60, although I was conscious almost immediatly after hitting the floor. After numerous tests including regular EGK's, 3 blood tests, ultrasound of the heart and caroted arteries, X-Rays of the chest, and finally a stress test on the treadmill,during my 24 hours in hospital, the cardiac specialist suggested that it was a Vaso-Vagal problem. You may be interested to know that during a colonoscopy procedure a few months ago, I experienced this same reaction. Even though I was sedated, my blood pressure dropped dramatically and this was the first time I heard referance to Vasal-Vagal Syndrome. My cardiac Doctor suggested that if I have this feeling again, that I lay down with my head lower than my feet to get the blood to flow to the brain.
In responce to the letter from Bill, I also work in an office and have frequent 'dizzy spells' which get worse as the day goes by. The problem always affects me when I am sitting (even when watching T.V. for example) or standing but never during or after excercise. I failed a tilt test yesterday and am beggining to get some explantion about what's wrong after being given a leaflet on Vaso-Vegal Syncope.