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Re: Night time V-V

From: maggie


What do you mean by "night" - do you mean WHILE you're sleeping, or just not during the day? I have my episodes primarily in the morning. However, I have had several at night and a couple while laying down even, which is unusual. My cardiologist however says that once the blood pressure starts droppning even laying down doesn't always stop it. However, I''m always awake when it happens - if this happens in your sleep, you should be investigated for seizures. I was actually misdiagnosed with epilepsy 20 years ago and now only recently they have realized that was a mistake, that I am really fainting. How do you feel before and after these events? Sometimes that can help distinguish between fainting and seizures.

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