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Re: vaso-vagel syndrome

Date: 3/10/00
Time: 9:19:04 PM
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Joanne, I usually experience some stomach cramping, loose stools, and then the weakness, profuse sweating and losing conciousnes for a short period of time. I have only been alone once when it happened, I think it bothers my family more than me. It is anxiety provoking!

Re: Vaso Vagal and Age

From: S.A.M,


I too was able to watch my temperature go up and down with standing vs. sitting. It was a lot worse before diagnosis and treatment. I still get super hot at night when no pro-amatine in system and still do bad in hot temperatures. You are the first person I have heard about temp rising. I thought it was just me. Thanks, S.A.M.

going to the eye doctor? bring smelling salts!

From: mary


Hey, I just found this board - it's really interesting to read other people's experiences. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or comments about VV episodes relating to contact with the eye. Both my dad and I pass out during glaucoma tests, or if we try to use contacts - for a long time I thought it was my panic disorder, but even if I go in feeling perfectly calm, I wind up on the floor. Finally my old eye doc suggested it was a VV reaction.

Just yesterday I was seeing a surgeon about Lasik surgery (you know, no more glasses) and I passed out twice during the corneal thickness test. I'd taken my anti-panic xanax and was breathing deeply and feeling pretty relaxed, but that thing touched my eye and POW. Now the doc's telling me this means I can't have the Lasik, because it would be a really bad idea to pass out while there are lasers in your eye.

Has anyone else experienced this kind of VV reaction? Have you found any solution? I feel like such an idiot, collapsing during eye exams!

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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