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Re: Diagnosed with Vaso-Vagal Syndrome

From: Pam, age 54


Hi, your symptons sound the most like mine from the ones I have been reading. I have been having them on an irregualr basis since I was 30. Some of the episodes happen under the same circumstances. After eating or during in the same estaurant, in the bathroom after showering or while in the shower, first thing when I wake up still in bed and raise my head to look at the clock. I have a little warning which is a strange dejavu sensation, nausea, urge to have a bowel movement. My husband has been righ next to me on many occasions and he says that I get rigid and my eyes roll back in my head and these episdoes last about 1-2 minutes. When I come to I feel like I am struggling to wake from a horrible oppressive dream. I usually have to go to the bathroom then for a bowel movement and feel exhaussted most of the rest of the day and still have lingering feeling s of the dejauvu or auroa feelings. I developed aagorphobia (fear of open spaces) and have to take an anti anxiety drug, Klonopin to enable me to drive. Take care and let me know what you hav done to treat your symptons. (pardon the typos but I didn't see a spell-check!)

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