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Welcome to the club. I have some comments I've entered previously so I won't repeat too much. It is certainly a big deal when it happens to you and most doctors are insensitive to how big a deal it is. The advice that comes to mind first is that there are warning signs. They vary in nature - could be pain, could be dizziness from getting up suddenly, etc. I lie down and keep my feet propped up. At work I told folks to help me do that if it happens and not to move me - kind of like your idea of the bracelet! The good news is that often the episodes subside after a scary few times, but I've been reading other accounts where that isn't the case. In my case years went by in between episodes but i've warded off innumberable possible times. The other good news is that t in the scheme of things VV isn't as bad as some other things. Good luck. P.S. I haven't mentioned this before - occasionally I think I am having a warning sign only to realize it's a hot flash!