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Re: Vaso Vagal Teens

Date: 2/12/00
Time: 7:44:04 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?

VasoVagal Plan-add your inputs here



After my recent (3rd in 15 mos.) V-V event, I have set up a plan with my wife. One very important new finding to me is this (yet untried ny me but said to be 100 % effective!): RAISE YOUR LEGS when you are sensing the start of fainting. Please try this and enter your experience in this thread.

Here is our plan: 1.Get onto floor on a bath towel. Raise legs above heart and head. Get cold pack on back of neck. Force deep breathing. Get ammonia capsule (we have a supply). Get bucket. Maybe call 911. Try to monitor heart rate (buy a stethoscope) ------------------------------------- Unconscious? Assistant should: Keep airways clear. Try CPR if necessary. Try to monitor heart rate while unconscious.

Lets do these thing and report what helped and what did not help. Thanks in advance. John

Help finding a referral to an Eastern North Carolina doctor

From: Nicole J. Dewar


Can you give the the name(s) of doctors in Eastern North Carolina (possibly at East Carolina University) who may have experience with Vaso-Vagal? I have been told by my gynocologist that this is what I have, but he does not seem to know much about treatment or meds to curb the attacks.

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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