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Re: vaso-vagel syndrome

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
Date: 1/20/00
Time: 2:11:56 PM
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Vaso Vagal

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.

Re: V-V observations

From: Jim


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.

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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