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From: Patrick Miller E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 5:19:03 AM
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
I was diagnosed with vaso-vagal reflex at the cleveland clinic and was given a couple of different medications that have failed to help. I have been fighting the symptoms for 2 years and they are getting worse. I am 31 years old, a PGA golf professional, and am unable to play golf with-out feeling and fearing I will pass out. Please respond with anything that may help me.
I have been having very bad spells of feeling like I am going to faint even though I did not faint I am very worried that I will, It sometimes feels like someone pulled the plug out of the bottom of my feet and I feel myself drain, I have felt like this for about 5 weeks and have it happen daily now, I have had an EKG and a stress test both were fine, I am going to go next month and do a tilt table test. I have never felt this way before and wondered if every one who has Vasovagal syncope really does faint or can you have it and feel like you are about to faint. thank you
I've been diagnosed as having severe vaso-vagal recently, butI've had it since I was about seven years old. To be quite honest, it scares me to death that there is nothing I or any one else can do except "eat salt", "stand up slowly", and "keep your blood pressure up". I've actually hit my head on various occasions, leading to my being blacked out for longer than the normal few seconds to few minutes. I'm only sixteen years old, and I don't want this for the rest of my life. I don't even know how to live with this. Tonight I had one of my particularly bad episodes, and it is so scary to be alone. I'm afraid to take a shower without someone there, because I've fallen in there before! The only thing that keeps me from just conking myself out, is that I can usually tell when it's about to happen and can curl up into a fetal position. And if I can't, and I hit my head, my wonderful cat goes up to the nearest person and starts meowing really loud so that the person knows I'm in trouble. I would really like to hear from someone who has had vaso-vagal their whole lives tell me how they survive this, or if I can get over it. Please, I need some (for lack of a better word) help. email@example.com