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Re: Are your episodes triggered by pain in your left shoulder/arm...

From: Gerry


Before or during an attack I get terrible pain in my left arm and or leg. I was so worried at first as I thought this is what happens during a heart attack, but the pain is more of a severe ache that a vice like pain. It is def. related to my attacks. I also get a "rush" to my head up the left side of my body and then a headache. Some attacks brings on tingling in my fingers and toes. I am so glad to have found this site. I have been to so many doctors, had so many tests and no answers.

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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