Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: John J. Herr, Ph.D.
Date: 6/25/00
Time: 9:27:13 PM
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Oops, I changed some things on the server and we haven't been able to post. This is a test to see if it is fixed.

VV & cervical disk problems



I am a 52 yr old female just diagnosed with VV by a tilt table test. I feel as though I precipitated the attack by falling asleep with my arms crossed over the back of my head (cut off blood to head). When I awoke, head & arms were numb & I passed out. Also, lost control of bowels & bladder (what a nightmare). I have cervical disk problems in my neck, wouldnt it be feasible to believe this may have caused it. My docs say no. I hate to be on meds like beta blockers if the real cause is the neck problem. Anyone else have anything relative to this? Write 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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