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Re: VASO-VAGAL REACTION
Peter: Your friend's episodes sound like a vaso-vagal reaction. I've had MANY over the last 12 years, and mine sound very similar to what you described. They come on fast and are absolutely terrifying. Dizziness and tunnel vision are also part of it (for me, any way). During an attack I honestly feel that I may not survive it. I thank GOD for my husband who has held my hand thru all of them and has slapped me awake several times.
Many people with VV are diagnosed with nocturnal panic attacks -- and vice-versa. Who knows which it is.....many symptoms are the same.
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
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