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Re: please help

From: Jeanne


I did find an interesting site a couple of weeks ago but went to locate it and couldn't find it. I'll keep looking. It was a good overall explanation by a doctor. The causes are varied, some are heart related but many are not. What I found reassuring because I was having so many near episodes recently (and used just have one and years would go by before another) was that it is often comes in waves and then subsides (and low and behold I haven't had one in a few days. Is this psychological? Who cares?). Also, so many syncopes are avoidable because one gets warning signs. Get low to the floor so you don't hurt yourself falling and get your legs propped up. I also have some gatorade and water handy for a little pick me up as soon as I feel I can get it down me.

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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