Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Date: 2/14/01
Time: 7:01:36 AM
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Twenty years ago after the birth of my first son I was diagnosed with epilepsy. 10 years ago (after suffering at least ten years from a racing unsteady heart beat and 'panic attacks')I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. There is no underlying cause for either of these electrical disturbances. I have a healthy heart and my 'fits' are few and far between. My fits are set off with a scare eg. low flying aircraft or by sleeping lying on my back. I always suspected that my two medical complaints were one and the same. I also have episodes where I get very weak and my legs turn to jelly and I sweat profusely. I may be jumping the gun but after reading many of the questions previously posted I feel at last that I have found out what is causing my problems. Does anybody else have similar experiences to me?

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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