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Date: 3/15/00
Time: 5:23:01 AM
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Vaso Vagal Syncopy



After 18 years of "episodes" and one auto accident(passed out behind the wheel), I have been diagnosed with VVS. I have had my gall bladder removed and several treatments for gastric disorders. However no ulcers have been found. I have the same experiences, nausea, sweating, intentinal cramping and then fainting (not every time) I now know when these symptoms are occurring and have been told to just lie flat and elevate my legs above heart level. I have also been told to INCREASE my salt intake and contantly drink sports drinks. I have low blood pressure and a slow heartbeat. I do feel better now knowing what this is, but learning to recognize an oncoming episode is the most important.

Re: My experiences with the Vasa Vagal Attacks.

From: S. Atz


My daughter has been diagnosed with Vasa Vagal Syncope. Very upseting because we don't know what is causing it. She has abdominal pain, seizure like episodes, passes out then throws up. She also has had EEG Upper GI and EKG. Her heart rate drops so low they put us in the Cardiac Unit for 3 days. She is 8 now but realize this happen about 2 years ago when she had pains in her abdomin. She has had pains off and on over the past 2 years without the vasa vagal attacks but in December she had about 8 episodes and ended up in the hospital where all the testing was done. Any information would be helpful at this point because I'm not sure where to go from here. Thankyou

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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