Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Rick
Date: 7/13/01
Time: 11:23:56 AM
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Up until yesterday I didn't have a clue what is was that I had. Now I seem to be on information overload.

Based upon the information I found on this site I did more research at It seems that the fainting is an element or symptom of several of the various dysfunctions found in Autonomic Disorders. Although some of the symptoms described by everyone are similar there are defiite differences in that they can be segregated into specific disorders. As a result I would recommend the website ( to anyone who would like to gather more information in order to isolate their own specific disorder:

Orthostatic Intolerance Syndrome Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Mitral Valve Prolapse Idiopathic Hypovolemia Paroxysmal Autonomic Syncopes Neurocardiogenic Syncope

Hopefully this helps as there is also information available on treatments and clinical research.

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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