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Re: vaso vagal response

From: Harvey Baumoel
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 6:18:59 AM
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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.

Re: dizzy spells   (vaso-vagel)?



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.

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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