Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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I fainted during a blood test at 16. Then 1 1/2 years ago, after sex with my wife, felt really weak suddenly, sweated profusely and then my heart started going fast. I looked up this web site and a lot of the expreriences were similar to mine. I started taking zantec to relieve the irration on the vagil nerve and it worked. 3 weeks ago i felt queasy to my stomach after chinease food at lunch. the next morning, i felt strange and fainted at my desk, hitting my head. Then this past Friday, had chinease food at lunch, then fainted again at my desk, I was taken to the hospital and hooked up to an EKG monitor and had another attack. Lucky for me it was on the monitor. My heart went flat line for 30 seconds and I woke up on my own as always. The cardieologist said it was a severe case of a vaso vagil and that the correction was a pace maker, which was put in Sat night, so if my heart rate ever drops to 40 the pacemaker will prevent me from fainting.

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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