Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Date: 5/27/01
Time: 9:28:50 AM
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Hi Agnes Yes it does sound like you are suffering from VV. You don't always need to pass out with it. This is called presyncopal. The reason the hospital may not have found anything wrong is that your BP may have returned to normal by the time you reached them. Many people find that they have a predisposing factor that causes the BP to bottom ou. Keeping a diary can help find out waht it is. You will be given a Tilt Table Test to confirm the diagnosis. People who suffer from this are not allowed to drive for their own and others safety. Meanwhile drink lots of extra water and add extra salt to your food. Others with this condition have found it helps a lot. There are many other sites and support groups concerned with this condition. Look under dysautonomia, Neurocardiogenic syncope, Neurally Mediated Hypotension. Good luck.

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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