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Re: Vaso vagel syndrome
It is scary. The episode you described seems pretty typical. I have said this somewhere else in the forum but I'll mention it again , a nurse told me once to prop my legs up (horizontally, not way up) on a stool or chair when I was tryiing to have a b.m. It's a little awkward but it did help.
When I fainted the last time my husband said it looked like my face caved in. I have had them where I have been rigid like seizure but then with others where it's more like a regular faint. I have not had one in a few months so I hope that your husband's episodes go away for a while too.
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thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms. Medical
treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms
since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It
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the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal
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