Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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a question.....

From: brian


hello, im not sure i have this condition. it has been suggested by several doctors that i do but no tests have ever beem done. i am a 32 yr old male. i have not passed out very many times, maybe a total of 10 or 12 since my first one when i was about 16. i noticed i would become naussious and dizzy and start to sweat a few minutes after an injection and sometimes i would pas out. once i passesd out simply from watching someone recive a spinal tap. is that common? i also noticed that if i smoked marijuana i would often have the same sympyoms and pass out...needless to say i dont smoke it anymore. the reason i came to this website is because i recently had an additional symptom that was particularly scary to me. just 2 days ago i want to the emergency room for an eye problem. during the examitation i was given a eye pressure test. normaly this is the puff of air in your eye but this time they used a thing like a small hammer that was bounced off my eyeball. well that did it and i passed out...only this time when i awoke i was in a lot of pain and my girlfriend said all my muscles were tensed up almost like a siezure, but not. that had never happened before. is that common? i was also wondering about another problem i had when i was 18. for 2 days my heartbeat was completely eratic and it would even stop altogether for up to 10 secondes. i was given quinidine (sp) to regulate my heart and was taken off it. my heartrate remained regular from then on, but every so often i feel a little flutter in my chest and i cough...which is ecxactly how it was the first time. is/ could that be related? i also suffer from occasional panic attacks if that has anything to do with anything. i have tried to get information about this from doctors but none of them seem to think its anything to be concerned about. i am concerned. thanks in advance for any advice or information, brian

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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