Thursday, October 4, 2007

Vasovagal Syncope

We have a sort-of diagnosis from the doctor. They are calling it vasovagal syncope.

Read about it here.

I am mostly relieved because it sounds like this is something that is very treatable. His nervous system is overproducing adrenaline and under producing the hormone that calms you down. If you know Curtis, he is one of the most laid back dudes you will ever meet, but that isn't stopping his system from having these internal panic attacks. I would have never pegged him as the anxious type, but something isn't clicking.

The next course of action is a tilt table test, a CT scan and a Holter monitor, which will track his heart rate for 24 hours.

Basically, the doctor told him he needs to chill out a little bit, which is good, because I have been saying the same thing for awhile now. I am just so thrilled that we have some answers and we can get on the path to preventing these things from happening.

Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers!!

3 comments:

ElleTeeJay said...

So glad to hear the news...be sure to keep us posted.

Amanda said...

Glad you have an answer, and that is it something totally treatable!

Tony said...

A doctor prescribed order to chill out! How do I get me one of those?

I am rally glad to hear you are starting to get some answers. The monster in the closet is always less scary once you get a good look at it.

Take it easy this weekend. You both deserve some chill time.