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Vaso-vagal response

From: jayne Baraga
Date: 5/15/01
Time: 10:02:28 AM
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I would like to know as much as there is to know on this subject. I have had a "vagal response" on four different occasions. The first time, I had a belly-button piercing and passed out and felt very physically drained for two days after the incident. The second, I passed out after having had a colposcopy procedure at the doctors office. My blood pressure had dropped so low, that they hooked me up to a pulsox, and EKG. The third time, was after taking Euthryomycin and it caused nausea and a fainting spell. The last episode was after the eyedoctor placed a contact lense in my eye for a fitting. I became very nauseous and passed out in the doctors office. This is very frustrating for me, and the doctors do not seem to have any answers or explanation for why this occurs.

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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