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Tilt test for Vaso vagal

From: Stan


I have just been told by a neurologist that i have probably got the condition called vaso vagel syncope.

I pass out for all different reasons, if i feel physical pain, or the sight of my own blood, or just before i vomit. It seems to me that my episodes are caused by a shock of some sort. When i pass out i have a seizure, i`ve been told by people around me that i go dead stiff, my eyes roll, and i sometimes lose bladder control. I have to go for a tilt table test in a couple of months, and i can not see how lying on a table being tilted up and down for two hours is going to make me have one of these episodes, unless it makes me want to vomit. Any information on the tilt test would be much appreciated, thanks


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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