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Ugh -what to do?

From: jhfmom


On my way to drive my sick daughter to the Drs. my heart started to race and I became very ill and lightheaded. I quickly pulled over and called my husband. He calmed me down a bit and then no sooner did I get on the road did it hit me even harder. All I could do was cry. We had somewhere to be, she was not feeling well and there we were stuck on the road b/c I was having a spell. I felt broken and cried for a bit and then decided I had to just do it that fear wasn't going to do me any good so I sang a 50's song "there she was justa walkin down the street" as loud as I could and it helped. I know I am sounding nuts but I think it was fear the prompted the Vaso not the Vaso prompting the fear. I have a full life and don't want to miss a minute b/c I am in bed tired from VV.

What do you do to help you get through?

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