Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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severe body movements

From: Kara


Today, after an injection, it was said I had an episode of Vaso-vagal. However, the occurence happened after I was sitting for a bit, and Immediately after they gave me some "sniffing salt". The Dr. and nurse believed that I was having a seizure. The body movements, dialated pupils ect. indicated one, however the duration was much less in time (only approx. 15 sec). While the incident was occuring I was not aware of my surroundsings but felt like I was dreaming. When I came out of it i felt like people were shaking me to wake me up. The nurse indictated that she was just holding me so that I would not hit my head ect. The final diagnosis was Vaso-Vagal. My question is - just how much is "normal" body movement when one faints. Also, i question this dx. b/c I have had much more painful procedures and never have reacted so strongly. Any comments?

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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