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Short Term Memory Loss

Date: 2/28/00
Time: 11:52:18 AM
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Is short term memory loss common with a vaso-vagal fainting episode.

My fifteen year old son experienced a fainting spell that the doctor referred to as possibly Vaso-Vagal. For several hours afterward the episode, my son experienced extreme confusion and memory loss. The doctor has done some tests today, but expects it is a one time episode.

Re: Tilt test for Vaso vagal

From: Kate


Hi Stan I read your bit about the tilt test and wondering. Well I dont know how it works but I did that test and after 10 min. I felt like vommiting and I did pass out. MY blood pressure also dropped alot. Kate

Re: pregnant

From: Cristie


I have VVS and have delivered two babies naturally. During my second pregnancy I felt faint, weak and sick one day for no explainable reason. Wound up throwing up and resting for a day but then things were back to normal. I realize now that I have VV all my life but never completely passed out until three years ago when both of my kids were in school. I have only had two episodes where I was completely out. I do not know why this would keep you from delivering normally but I guess the doctors know best. Good luck!

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