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From: linda
Date: 3/31/00
Time: 7:32:26 AM
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excuse my spelling in previous posting...type is awfully small on computer...

Re: V-V observations

From: Bill Carroll


My Wife is currently undergoing test to determine the cause of her sudden onset fainting spells. Unlike many of you we know exactly what her triggers are. When she has a cold, URI, that causes her to cough repeatedly some times she will faint for anywhere from 5-30 seconds. she has also triggered the response by laughing. She has no memory of the spell, just that she was "out" for a short period of time. She is 51 and spent a week in a cardiac revaluation ward. She has had the tilt table test and the results were negitive. BP is right on the numbers and steady as a rock. Her heart rate does not change when the events happen, at least not enough for a telemetry transmitter ECG to catch. Blood sugar is fine. She also suffers from chronic fatigue but not enough to impair you daily life. These events started 5 years ago. Right arount the time she had a total hysterectomy. Does this sound like it is Vaso-Vagal?

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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