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help for vaso-vagal sufferers in the Washington, D.C. area?

From: valerie
Date: 5/22/00
Time: 7:04:06 PM
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I am writing for a good friend of mine who does not have computer access...she is a classic v/v patient, but has had problems locating a physician in the D.C. area who understands the problem, and is sympathetic to her concerns. Are there any patients out there who have received competent, concerned care from doctors in the D.C. area. If so, is it possible for you to respond to this inquiry in the forum, or at my e-mail address? Thanks for your help.

Undiagnosed Child



I am searching for answers to my 19 yr. old son's illness. For 2-3 years he has been having mysterious episodes of unconsciousness that doctors have not been able to diagnose. His symptoms include: loss of consciousness sometimes lasting 30-45 minutes, sometimes severe chest pains, sometimes apnea(stops breathing for more than 20 seconds). After a recent traumatic episode, his heart rate stayed in the low 40s all night, and his heart paused several times during the night. While he has tested positive on the tilt-table for low blood pressure and presently takse meds and salt tablets to keep his blood pressure up, we don't feel this is vago vasal because of the length of time that he is usually out. Anyone out there that can help us? Cardiologists send us to neurologists, neurologists send us to endocrinologists, endocrine sends us back to cardio, etc. etc. We are very frustrated and desperate.

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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