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Vasovagal reaction

From: MLR
Date: 4/4/00
Time: 11:15:23 AM
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My husband was seen at the doctor because he was feeling hot and started sweating but he was cold to the touch and his body temp was 94.8. I called the doctor and they said to bring him in as soon as possible. The episode only lasted about 20 minutes but really scared me. He was diagnosed with a vasovagal reaction, told to take some tylenol and sent home. I am still very concerned. He has a family history of heart problems, he smokes, he drinks, but not all the time, he is overweight, and tired quite a lot. I am wondering what I should do more for him. Thank you for any information.


From: AMY


I have been having fainting espisodes since I was in 8th grade. I'm now 26. I'm been to doctor's throughout that time and nothing became much of an issue with the spells. I have been starting to have the spells more often and have already made a trip to the ER because of one. After reading a lot of the messages on the discussion board, I thought you all were describing me. I have so many of the same symptoms as a lot of people who wrote in. The only thing is that I have never acutally fainted totally. I've become very close but as soon as I detect a spell coming on, I lay down immediately. Can this problem still be vaso-vagal? I just had a full physical done and the doctor ran full blood work, (all normal), glucose tests(all normal), cat scann (normal) and I am now doing a 24 heart monitor. I don't really believe that she knows what is causing these spells. Does anyone have any advice of what doctor that saw for their problem? Thanks.

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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