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I have anxiety, scary symptoms and vaso vagal. Confused, what to do?

I have anxiety, scary symptoms and vaso vagal. Confused, what to do?

#1 Have potential: Medical causes been ruled out? That is a must. #2. Are you working with a psychiatrist ; /or a psychiatrist? If not, decide if you want to leave these symptoms behind. If you do, then it is time to aggressively commit to becoming well. Anxiety is treatable. But it will require effort on your part and the guidance of a mental health professional. ...Read more

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My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?

My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?

Vaso vagal: The only method of prevention is avoid the kind of stimuli that cause these episodes. There is no specific medication to prevent this. ...Read more

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I usually experience Vaso Vagal reaction after having blood drawn. My latest reaction was flu-like symptoms. Should I do more research into this?

I usually experience Vaso Vagal reaction after having blood drawn. My latest reaction was flu-like symptoms. Should I do more research into this?

Tell phlebotomist: Such a reaction is not uncommon and is not a disease. Next time you need to have blood drawn, tell the person drawing blood that you tend to faint. After having your blood drawn, rest in the chair for 5-10 minutes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Sudden pain nausea sweating and disorientation when sitting on toilet,felt faint and the need to call for help No straining, not vaso vagal.

Sudden pain nausea sweating and disorientation when sitting on toilet,felt faint and the need to call for help No straining, not vaso vagal.

Near-syncope: It sounds like defecation syncope or near-syncope, which is a variation of vaso-vagal syncope. You should make an appt with your primary care doctor for evaluation. You can go to local ER for evaluation for more immediate attention also. ...Read more

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What is a vagal surge?

What is a vagal surge?

Increased vagal act: When the vagus nerve is stimulated, it is called vagal surge, the response is often a reduction in heart-rate or breathing. In some cases, excessive stimulation can cause someone to have what is known as a vaso-vagal response, appearing to fall into a faint or coma because his or her heart rate and blood pressure drop so much. ...Read more

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What is a high vagal tone?

What is a high vagal tone?

Prone to relax: High vagal tone refers to ease of excitement of the parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system, which functions to maintain homeostasis, decrease anxiousness, slow heart, ameliorate digestion ; elimination, ; effect ejaculation ; orgasm, i.e., pleasure functions. Other branch, sympathetic, operant w. Fight ; flight for survival. Excess vagal tone can predispose to syncope (fainting). ...Read more

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Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?

Vagotomy: Benign tumors of the vagus nerve are extremely rare. The location of the tumor determines the impact on cutting of the vagus nerve. Discuss with the surgeon who removed the tumor to assess the impact on the patient. ...Read more

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What is a vagal reaction?

What is a vagal reaction?

When your vagus: Nerve gets stimulated (usually by pain, but it could be anything), it sends out signals to slow your heart. If the heart rate slows enough, you can have a fainting spell. This is called a vaso-vagal reaction. ...Read more