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vaso depressor syncope

From: roxane


I have been diagonsed with vaso depressor syncope-2 years ago ( I am 38). My symptoms included dizziness, feeling like passing out, dry mouth, paste lips, extreme hunger, hot, blurred vision and then shaking. I Had a tilt table test done 3 times and am now on medicine for it. The medicine has taken care of all of the symptoms except the seisure like activities and blurred vision. SO I too went to a neurologist who told me it wasn't epilepsy. I Have episodes on and off. Sometimes I will go without an episode for weeks and then bam, I will have an episode every day for a week, sometimes 2 or 3 a day. I have noticed that my main trigger is lack of sleep. I quit drinking alcohol 2 years ago and caffanie, but I am not sure that it has helped. I agree that the doctors don't know much about this illness. I live with it everyday. I am able to work, but I don't think I would be able to without medicine. Mine was so bad that Everyday I was having an episode. I feel likc tha medicine has given me my life back (well almost!!)

I don't know anyone else who has this illeness and am glad that I found this sight. I was told that seizures are not usually part of this illness, but reading others postings has convinced me that it is.

I would love to discuss my conditions with someone who has the same issues.


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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