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Re: Vaso Vagal

Date: 2/12/00
Time: 7:43:01 AM
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My teen daughter has been recently diagnosed with vasovagal and we are extreemely frustrated. The doctor told us that there was little we could do. She simply has to live with it. It seriously alters her social life. She recently had an episode while skiing. The ski patrol thought she was having a hypoglyceimic attack and wanted to rush her to the hospital. Luckily I was home, and assured them the attack would pass, which it did. It was a frightening experience for me as a parent as well as for my daughter. She is currently taking paxil and seeing a psychologist. Any suggestions for alternatives or additions?

vaasovagal syndrome

From: 72 year old female


During the last 30 years I have had about 7 vaso vagal syndromes. They come after a cols, after pain or just out of the blue. The last three times I landed inthe Hospital with extremely low blood pressure and pulse. After 4 liters of iV I feel completely restored and ready to resume my normal life. I have been seen by a cardiologist, neurologist and the only advice is to stay very hydrated and if I feel the slightest symtom to sit down. My attacks have all been standing. Luckily I have not hurt myself too badly. Any other suggestion?




Medications in the zoloft family can cause vaso vagal type conditons. You need to read the fine print under side effects.

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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