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Re: Vaso-vagel diagnosis

From: Jeanne


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!

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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