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Re: Vaso Vagal Teens

From: cl
Date: 2/25/00
Time: 10:19:07 PM
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If vasovagal syncope is your daughter's problem, rather than panic disorder, ask you daughter's doctor about beta blockers. I also suffered from vasovagal syncope as a teen and never felt well until I saw a cardiologist who put me on atenolol first, and later put me on metoprolol. It decreased the episodes greatly. The downside is they can make you extremely fatigued (which I considered to be a fair tradeoff). Also, they shouldn't be used in people with asthma or depression since they worsen both of these conditions.

Re: Ouch ! Vaso-vagal broke my nose

From: Jim in Wallsend


Hi Ginger. You mentioned inactivity being a factor with V.V. In my case, all my dizzy spells and feeling unwell occur when I am relaxing, watching T.V. etc. but never during any kind of pysical activity. Anyone else like this?

Re: Oregeno a trigger -to Michelle



Two incidents in a year should not be dismissed by your doctor, to begin with. As for the oregano, that sounds very doubtful, but still a possibility. Why not take a serving of oregano under controlled conditions (where someone can watch over you) to prove or disprove it? More common triggers are dehydration, electrolytes/salt deficiency, stress. Most on this board are trying to figure out their triggers, including me.

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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