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Arrythmias and vaso-vagal

From: chggoddes3
Date: 1/22/00
Time: 6:24:25 AM
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Over the last 6 months I have intermittently experienced noticeable arrhythmias-sudden tachycardia then it makes me cough and back to sinus rhythm. Twice recently I have had sudden abdominal pain, fell to the ground because it was so bad and I felt like I was passing out. Once I did pass out, woke up very slowly and feeling disconnected from my body. The other time I didn't lose consciousness but was in that twilight zone and my ears buzzed loudly, then I got quite nauseous and vomited a lot-and I never get nauseous.Both times were in the evening and I dragged myself to bed and woke up OK. I'm afraid to tell my doctor because she always thinks everything is just stress, but I have two small children at home and what if I don't wake up?

Pregnant with Vaso Vagal, Dr's think requires a C-Section-any experiences with cervical dilation-childbearing?in natural labor?

From: Fiona age 36-


After age 32, I had 4 major Vaso-Vagal syncope episodes- each time it was the day of my period: included extreme cramps, nausia, vomiting, over-heating, dizziness, unable to process thoughts or speak, loss of bowel movements, then complete black-out with spasms in arms and am"OUT" not sure how long for. Repeated again after an emergency procedure for a thought of ectopic pregnancy- Dr. inserted lamineria and I went into a episode about 1 hour later---full on episode low BP, high heart rate, vomiting, diarhea,cramps and sweating.

My gynecologist put me on a low-estrogen pill for 2 years- I had no symptoms--now pregnant and they are back! Now Pregnant and again this week had a little episode with severe onset of sweating, nausia, then drank water- took yoga posture for deep breathing in a crouch- then the symptoms passed. Was dehydrated after helping friend for about 1 hour, in car park in bright sun after small car accident. +++ Problem is the Dr's think It could relate to the dilation of my cervix and trigger Vaso Vagal- so they are not sure if I can go thru a natural birth-and are suggesting c-section. On top of it have a arachanoid cyst in my Thoracic 12- Lumbar 1, and this concerns them with added pressure from baby- I am 3 month along in what seems to be a healthy pregnancy- any advice- where to research- what medications?Have great OBGYN open to learn more alternatives! Thank you for responding.

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From: steve


Unfortunately it isn't this way for men. After being diagnosed with VDS, I was prescribed Atenolol (a beta blocker) and experience mild impotence!! Imaging being a single 28 year old guy and not being able to perform to potential when needed. I have since switched to 0.1mg of Florinef and the Atenolol affects have worn of in THAT aspect. However, Atenolol WILL AFFECT your short term memory.

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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