Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: John J. Herr, Ph.D.
Date: 8/25/00
Time: 6:29:11 PM
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Vasovagal Syncopy

From: Larisse


I was just diagnosed with vasovagal syncopy and I am 25 weeks pregnant. My fainting spells started when I was about 11 weeks pregnant, and they have only become more frequent. I have only blacked-out completely two times, and about two-times a week I come close, but find ways to stop it...almost. It is very scary because both times I've blacked-out, I have been on the train and I come to because some stranger is trying to sit me down or give me candy. Obviously the scare is doubled because I am pregnant, and I worry about the health of my baby. My doctor has prescibed Atendol, but I am hesitant to fill the presciprtion because of the side effects I have read about. Anyway, I am hoping that things right now will not get worse, but improve. Each day I will try to learn a little bit more about this "condition", because right now, I do not feel like I know enough.

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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