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Re: Tilt Test?

From: amy
Date: 2/18/00
Time: 5:25:53 PM
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hi, well its just this bed that ya lie on with a thing at the end for ya feet to go on. ya get all strapped in and they stick drips in your arm adn then tip ya up so its just like ya standing the rooms dark. They do it in 20 min lots and after 20 mins they give ya sum stff through the drip to make ya feel like yav done heaps of exercise.........its not the worst test that ya can have but its not the best.....if that makes any sense at all..........just don't eat before it or you eill feel like shit after if u do what they say like eating wise u'll be fine an hour later. well goodluck i've had about 3 of them tell me how it goes:) c-ya

Fainting from pain

From: Kelly in Australia


Hi Diana, just wanted to let you know that I always faint from pain, and have been vasovagal since the age of 4. I am now 34 and my best advice is to just lie your child on the floor with legs elevated until the fainting has passed. If you would like to hear more about my VV please email Cheers, Kelly

Re: vagal nerve and fainting



Ask your doctor about a tilt table test. It is non-invasive, not painful, but I did experience the same symptoms as when I pass out--nausea, sweating, poor color, heart rate dropped to 32 (from 62), and lowered blood pressure. It can confirm that this is what you/your daughter have. Let me know!

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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