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vaso vagal symptoms

From: beeve
Date: 12/20/00
Time: 6:09:47 AM
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I am a 49 year old female and have fainted a lot in my lifetime, usually due to panic situations, pain, blood tests, etc. The last couple of times I fainted in restaurants after I ate, feeling nausea and having to go to the bathroom. It was quite embarrassing as the paramedics came and gave me oxygen, the whole 9 yards. One time I went to the emergency room , took many tests, but they couldn't find anything. The last time the paramedics mentioned increased vagal tone? I had no idea what this was, as no one had ever mentioned this to me. I went to my doctor the next day and told me I have hyper vagotonic syncope? And, I probably had this my whole life. I had been on Dilantin at one time because they thought I had a seizure. But I am convinced I never had a seizure problem now. I wonder why no one ever mentioned this term to me before! My doctor said it wasn't necessary to take any medication for this, but to eat more salt.He does want to take an echocardiogram , I guess to make sure I don't have arrythimias? I've never talked to anyone with this problem before. Please let me know if anyone has similar circumstances.


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