(14 Posts)
pinkkoala Sat 17-Apr-21 16:08:21

Not sure if it’s spelt correctly but has anybody got any experience of it. Do you have many episodes of it or is there a certain thing that triggers it off, I have been recently diagnosed.

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dontgobaconmyheart Sat 17-Apr-21 16:28:51

Not sure what you mean OP, do you mean vasovagal syncope? Something else to with the vagus nerve? Episodes of fainting do you mean if so or is this something else entirely and I'm barking up the wrong tree?

Should not they have given you a bit more information or the diagnosis and lifestyle changes to avoid triggering it written correctly on in a letter if you were recently diagnosed with a specific issue? That's absolutely not a dig at any spelling error. More that you are unlikely to get any replies or be able to google yourself for more info from reliable sources without the accuracy or more details.

pinkkoala Sat 17-Apr-21 22:05:44

Yes that’s it, vasovagal syncope, I did say I wasn’t sure of spelling.

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Literaryseed Sat 17-Apr-21 22:30:15

Yes I was diagnosed at 16 after two episodes. My trigger was sudden, unexpected pain. First time from a twisted ankle and the second time my finger being pricked for a blood test. I've not had any for a long time and they said at the time I'd likely grow out of them which has proven true.

LemonRoses Sat 17-Apr-21 22:34:01

It’s the most common cause of fainting.

pinkkoala Sat 17-Apr-21 22:56:30

I had two episodes then got checked out and thats what they diagnosed, i had all the usual blood tests, ecg, echo heart scan and the 24 hr monitor. They also diagnosed super ventricular ectopic beats as well.

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equuscaballus Sat 17-Apr-21 23:02:47

I once knew someone with it.

My advice would be to wear a medical bracelet explaining an ambulance isn't necessary and explain to friends and family what to do during an attack ie not worry, don't force anything between your teeth and fend off he concerned public.

The person I knew was 18 and outgrew it after a few years.

weebarra Sat 17-Apr-21 23:03:22

I used to have this a lot as a teenager. Fainted everywhere! Was unpleasant at the time, my trigger was heat.

pinkkoala Sat 17-Apr-21 23:23:39

I am 46 so not sure why its happened now, seems a lot of you were young and out grew it, not sure i will out grow it at my age.
Not sure what triggers mine, they have mentioned shift work, not sleeping properly and stress and anxiety. It has happened at different times, i was on a night shift one night, i have been home sitting on the sofa and have been in the car, all random times.

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WLAH Sat 17-Apr-21 23:27:32

How is Vit d levels

Keeping2ChevronsApart Sat 17-Apr-21 23:30:30

I just googled this and definitely have it! It says it's often happens after eating heavy meals and after vaccinations. Many times I've had to leave a restaurant and sit outside due to feeling like I'm about faint. Yesterday I had my covid jab and was fine walking out then had to sit on a bench for about 10 minutes until till I felt okay. I thought it was odd I kept yawning as I'd had a good nights sleep then saw it was a symptom.

•Blurry vision
•Cold, clammy sweat
•Feeling of warmth
•Narrowing vision, or tunnel vision
•Pale skin
•Uncontrollable yawning

ArnoldBee Sat 17-Apr-21 23:32:55

I had RAS as a child but grew out - last incident was when I was 17. My famous incident was at the vets whilst holding a tortoise - as my parents were used to it they tended to the tortoise!
For me it was changes in hormone levels growing up which seemed to set things off. If you are working shifts your hormone levels will be all over the place. If you have svts as well sounds as though something is going on.

equuscaballus Sat 17-Apr-21 23:37:02

The person I knew had a spate of them in the first year but they got fewer and farther between. Then one day we realised they'd stopped entirely.
they were triggered by states of high emotion.

From a health perspective, night shifts are very bad for your general health and are proven to be damaging and stressful to your body.
Do stop doing them if at all possible.

And try not to worry!

It is scary for you and those around you, but its not harmful in itself. Just a sudden drop in blood pressure that means you faint temporarily.
I have no firsthand experience myself though, just a spent a lot of time around the condition, I know its emotionally hard on you flowers

Aldilogue Sun 18-Apr-21 05:53:38

What do you mean diagnosed with? Vaso vagal syncope just means fainting when there is a drop in blood pressure.
Just ensure you drink enough water and look after yourself.

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