Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Date: 7/18/01
Time: 1:28:55 AM
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I have fainted 4 times in the last 2 years and have been going to the doctors for being tired all the time. I have also passed out a few times before that due to seeing blood, etc, when I was younger. I am 25 and a vegetarian and the doctors kept telling me to eat meat. I started taking a vitamin but I have passed out since then. I do get chilled frequently and it's hard to get warm again. The last time I fainted was a week ago at a concert and I was taken to the ER. They reported me to the DMV for passing out so now I don't have a license which makes it hard to get to the doctors appointments. I went to a cardiologist who said I might have vaso-vagal. My neurologist appointment isn't for a month cause he is so booked which means no driving. Did this happen to anyone else? What's the procedure to drive again? I know it's serious not to drive due to passing out but will I be able to drive again if I don't go on medication? I was told to increase salt and water and to shift positions often. I am scheduled for a echocardiogram and tilt test. I would like to know why I feel bad but it's a little scary. Thanks for your replies.

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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