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Re: vaso-vagel syndrome

Date: 4/26/00
Time: 8:28:28 PM
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had never heard of vaso-vagel until easter sunday felt great all day, sat down to eat, had a rush of nauseau (sp)--never threw-up--stood up and blacked out...have history of aortic stenosis--not sure if vaso-vagel was cause of problem nor do i know anything else about this phenomenon

My story so far

From: Rick Hutchinson


Hi, I have just come back from Greece - got a tummy bug passed out three times during the night and I am now back at home slowly recovering and once again seeking help form anywhere. I stareted having very slight dizzy spells in my late teens. Had a couple of blackouts at the dentist and when I saw blood. Then none for years. at 38 I started to feel nauseous mainly at night knowing that I was going to black out. When I came aroun I was sweating badky, my wife kept me cool then I became cold. I developed"Twitchy legs" coming round. It made me feel ill for at least a full day. This happenned regular especially if I had the flu or an upset stomach. Had total of six doctors over a period of time misdiagnosing. AT first the said it was epilepsy- then all tests proved negative ( and you know within yourself when it is not something). One day with flu I fainted 5 times and went to hospital. The "specialist said it was simple faints and had I tried putting mu head between my knees. Simple faints -- any one who has had (which I am now thinking is Vago-Vasol) an episode of fainting nausea does not take kindly to it being called simple. I note with interest the comments on salt and interestingly enough I do not take salt on my food. I will give this a try now. I could go on-------does this sound like some of you out there. I would love to here from you on this great site which is my determined effort to get to the bottom of my symptoms

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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