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Re: vaso-vagal reaction while seated



Chappy yes if you sit long enough in one position there are some of us who have a VV reaction. The web site shown below comments on this at the bottom of the page. I had similar reaction on a plane with very tight seating for a 4 hour flight. Blood pressure dropped to 80/50, sweating profusely, and felt very weak. I have flown for 30 years but never in such a tight condition. Instructions are you should get up and move around and get some of the "pooled" blood out of your lower extremities. Oh---and drink lots of water on the flight----people have a tendency to sit and not move around and you can get dehydrated also which doesnt help.

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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