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Re: Restaurant episodes



In response to the episodes in restaurants-

I have had many full blown VV episodes resulting in black-outs often after a glass of wine & waiting for the 2nd course of the meal. I believe it is a combination of : stress, alcohol ( does restrict your blood vessels), perhaps dehydration- Personally, I have also hyperventilated- and needed to 'flee' the situation. Excessive caffeine is not good-

mediatation, excersize and a very healthy diet have made all the difference for me. Also no alcohol when dining out.

Good luck. regards, TS

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