Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: Vaso Vagal

From: JohnK


Leg cramping can occur from running, hiking, bicycling etc, especially if you do not stretch before and after, and have insufficient potassium. Try grabbing your toes and stretching out the cramp when it happens.

The severe pain from cramping can cause the V-V reaction. Lie down on the floor, raise your legs to prevent pooling of blood in your legs, get something cold on your neck. If someone is with you, have them do this, and if you pass out, they should be sure your airways are clear. You can buy ammonia capsules to keep on hand and tell your helper to berak it and pass under your nose. You need a medical workup to find out what is going on.

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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