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Re: For Cheryl (again)

From: Becca


Just had a thought about your situation. :)

It is an excellant idea to write down exactly what you were doing before an attack e.g. standing in a queue/exercising, if you can't then get someone else to.

Firstly it is useful for the docs to see this 'diary of events' and secondly useful for you. You will need to go through all this information and find _anything_ that is common each time you collapse (e.g. being stood up) and then see if there is anything you can do to avoid these common factors. I would advise going through it with a doctor, though they would need to be sympathetic to your situation of course!

That is what I did and although I still get symptoms when doing the same things I can avoid doing these things e.g. I no longer exercise (which is really hard for me to do) as I collapse.

Give it a go. I promise you it is worth it! :)

Take care, Becca.

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