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Do Symptoms Like Vasovagal Syncope Go Away Quickly
Agree with variable: Counterpressure manoeuvres are effective but should not replace recumbent position. Putting hands together and squeezing to contract upper body muscles works as well as crossing legs and squeezing. Both accomplish an increase in blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently diagnosed with vasovagal syncope. I show all the symptoms of POTS as well. Is there a possibility I have POTS?
Google syndrome: Vasovagal syncope and POTS are different disorders. You may have come across POTS when you searched vasovagal syncope. These entities are quite different in their frequency with POTS being much less common. The presentation may be similar but the physical findings are different. You need to follow up with your own physician and let him sort things out for you. No reason to diagnose two conditions! ...Read more
Hi I have a question. I was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope and POTS (postural Orthostatic Tachicardia syndome) by a cardiologist 5 years ago. I am supposed to be taking betablockers but was so afraid to take it I never did. Now, my symptoms are worse an
I did not believe Dr: IMHO it is usually bad judgement to ignore a Dr's advice when you have a severe problem just because you are worried about the medication. Many do very well on BB and become functional again. You do not know if you were one of those. But the decision is always up to the patient. If you do not feel normal I would see the Dr. who did the tests :recommendations. It is good feedback for the Dr. ...Read more
I experience vasovagal syncope when I am around needles (even though I am mentally ok with needles.) could this be a symptom of another disorder?
Unlikely: Lie down when you have an injection or blood test. ...Read more
Better be safe: Check with a doctor! that is what they are educated for. ...Read more
Varies: Usually it slows, often dramatically, simulating "arrest". A hr of 20-30 with 3-5 second pauses is not uncommon. This common form of vasovagal syncope is called "cardio-inhibitory". But occasionally one sees vagal reactions with pure vasodilatation in which BP falls but heart rate doesn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thing is attempting to stay hydrated and eat small frequent meals. If you feel like you are about to pass out sit down and put your head in between your legs or lie down on floor so if you do pass out you don't hurt yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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