Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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What can you do?

From: Holly


I just talked with another person who also suffers from vaso vagal effects. Our doctors have told us we have "low blood volume." Also, like myself, she is very thirsty ALL the time, and we both end up carrying a bottle of water with us when going somewhere. Can dehydration possibly provoke an episode? For example: drinking a beer, having the flu, several cups of coffee, a hot day outside, or (yikes) getting inside a hot vehicle... Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

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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