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Drs. mentioned VV, but no diagnoses

From: Truby
Date: 2/7/01
Time: 12:08:45 PM
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I am a 57 yr old female. I have had occurrances since I was a child. Most of them were during my child bearing yrs. 5 yrs ago I woke (1:00 am) up with erge to go to the bathroom. While vomiting, I passed out 3 times, during which time I broke an ankle so bad it had to have 2 surgurys to repair. I was so exhausted from the experience, I couldn't even go to the emergency room to have the ankle looked at until the following day. At that time they mentioned Vasa Vagal, but said there was nothing to do. The first time I stood up after surgury I fainted again.

Jan. 26, I had a repeat performance including the broken ankle. This time I was fortunate not to have surgury, but it has been almost 2 weeks and I still feel rotten. By the way this was the first time in 5 yrs that I had vomited.

My Mother (80) had a simulair experience last Nov while attending a banquet for 500 people and was diagnosed with VV after 80 yrs. of fainting. Her episodes have become more frequent over this past year and the only treatment she has received is medication for high blood pressure. However, when she stands up her blood pressure drops some 30 points.

Does know if VV increases with age if not treated.

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