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Re: Vaso Vagal Episode

From: anna


I have just been diagnosed with vasal vagal after 2 of the most frightening episodes when I really thought I was going to die. For no apparent reason I just suddenly felt very ill, then dizzy and weak and had to sit down quickly, also my jaw muscles went into spasms and I had problems breathing, I didn't faint but broke out in a drenching sweat and then had to rush to the toilet. The first time it happened last week I thought I had a tummy bug as I had waves of nauseous and dizziness for several hours. Then 4 days later it happened again at work but not nearly as bad and I went straight to the doctor, his comments that the condition is not serious was very reassuring and said it related to my low blood pressure and my body not adjusting quickly enough to position changes ie standing up quickly. The trouble is the attacks can last such a long time.

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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