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When I'm at home and I feel a VV coming on I sometimes put on the TV even if it's in the middle of the night. I do the propping up of my legs to get better circulation. I find the TV distracts me and I try to concentrate on that rather than my symptons. It reduces stress for me when I am not paying attention to how hot I am or how fast my heart is racing or whatever. I don't know how that would apply if you are in the doctor's office getting a treatment or out and about. Many years ago my son use to 'disappear' in a crowded store or a museum and I would panic (not VV though). I just had to stop and mentally talk myself into calming down. By the way, he never thought of himself as lost - was always somewhere reasonably nearby but I was so upset I couldn't think straight to look well. I got guards to help, etc. Also, I think the nerve blocks really do make your heart race.