Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: BRAG642343@AOL.COM
Date: 9/24/00
Time: 4:33:30 AM
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In the past three months I have had two episodes of syncope brought on by swallowing and aggravated esopogeal response. The first time I had been sitting calmly drinking a small mixed drink and then ice water. I suddenly had a horrible burning sensation in the base of the esophagus and my vision became blurred over the next few minutes, I became tachycardic and had several episodes of syncope. Recently I went to the local hospital for an upper gi and after taking the gas crystals and drinking the barium I began to faint when the table was brought upright. I had four syncopal episodes and was admitted to the hospital. I was run through all types of heart tests , orthostatics and blood work. I was never really given a clear diagnosis and was told to double the Prevacid that I had recently started taking and to drink Mylanta. any ideas?

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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