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Re: Vaso Vagal Episode

From: Amy
Date: 5/31/00
Time: 1:38:40 PM
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Your experience sounds very much like mine. My attacks are brought on by pain in the stomach and an immediate urge to use the bathroom. I sweat profusely, feel very dizzy and feel that I will pass out any second. This last episode involved a ride in an ambulance to the hospital because my husband thought I was having a heart attack. My pulse was racing, I was sweating, and I had the strangest sensation of an electrical current running through my entire body. The EMT couldn't even get a reading on my blood pressure. After blood tests for electrolytes and oxygen levels, an EKG, a chest x-ray, and a urine test, the ER doc pronounced me fine and said I just had an extremely bad IBS episode (another condition that no one can explain) and sent me on my way. On the ride home I started going back into the whole thing again. I also am being treated for high blood pressure and many allergies.

Re: Please help me!



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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