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Hi, John. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.
Yes, I have fainted numerous times with V-V attacks, but not always. The times I fainted, it happened at the beginning of an episode. A couple times I fainted before I realized an episode was coming on....like the time I fainted after I'd just held my daughter over the toilet while she threw up. I didn't feel nauseous or anything....until AFTER I'd fainted. Then the whole gammut of symptoms happened.
I honestly don't know if stress plays a part. I've had many stressful days/weeks where I didn't have any V-V symptoms at all.
I've read there's a possible correlation between VV and dehydration, so I try to drink alot of water.
The one thing I know for sure, eating a heavy, greasy meal is the WORST thing for my V-V. But then, going all day without eating has been a V-V trigger, too. Got sick last night after spending all day at the hospital with a dying uncle. I didn't eat all day, and had little to drink. It wasn't a full V-V attack, thankfully. Did it happen because of the stress, not eating, or the mild dehydration....who knows?
Good luck to you, John.