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From: Harvey Baumoel
Time: 6:18:59 AM
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
I awoke screming during a colonoscopy after feeling excruciating pain. The doctor told me last night there was no blockage in my colon, but that I had a vaso vagal response and that my blood pressure went down....not to dangerous levels though. What is a vaso vagal response? I've been reading about it and it seems to include fainting, which in my case never happened. I was under conscious sedation at the time. Any asistance in understanding this will be appreciated.
Yes, I have experienced the same symptoms, but haven't actually fainted yet. I did the tilt table test, and I felt the same symptoms, of an attack, but didn't pass out. However, I was diagnosed as vaso-vagel. Mine occur, in the middle of the night only. I wake up to feeling like I am going to pass out in my sleep. Then I get the whole gamut of symptoms. I was on beta blocker, called inderal. It made me more tired. I had to stop all medications for more tests. I haven't gone back on the beta blocker yet. My doctor wants me to try flurinex. She told me it was a salt hormone pill. Someone else in the forum, says it is a beta blocker. I know that too strenuous of exercise that makes me overheated wil trigger an attack, too hot of a bath, chocolate, too much sugar. I haven't found anything to help me yet. You are not crazy, you have company in how your feeling.