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First Vaso Vagal Episode

Date: 4/30/01
Time: 7:29:12 PM
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I work at a local amusement park and I have been sick with a bacterial infection for the past week. Yesterday, I was loading guests into a ride. The day before I had been dizzy and nauseated. I felt dizzy and nauseated again for about ten minutes, then I blacked out and fell and hit my head. I came to right when I hit my head, but I vomited as soon as I stood up. The EMT's took my blood pressure and it was high for me. I went to the emergency room and they hooked me up to a heart monitor, catheter, and did a ct scan. They said I was dehydrated and had a mild concussion. The doctor today said that I had a Vaso Vagal episode and that it could happen again since I work in the heat. How can I prepare my coworkers in the event that it happends again? Should they call the EMT's everytime it happends? Also many of the people described their symptoms as low blood pressure. Is that always the case? Mine was high. I would appreciate any input!! Thanks, Michelle

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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