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Vaso Vagal Syncope

From: J.B.


I am 19 years old and two years ago they diagnosed me with vaso vagal. I researched up on it and it seems like there is nothing for it. It happened about twice a day for three months and it was the scariest thing I have ever encountered. I have fallen down the stairs many times. Most of the time I feel it coming on, but there is always that odd time when you do not. It stopped for a year and then started back up again. That is when I had the tilt table test done. It was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever had to do. I have started passing out recently again. My friends have taken me to the hospital after it has happed and they would take my BP and me HR and do an echo and everything is fine, so they think I am just craving attention. I do not know what is going on with my body and it scares me. If anybody has any information they can give me please e-mail at

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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