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vaso vagal reaction

From: ian currie


I first started having these episodes about 20 year ago.It usually started after eating a meal, I would start to feel uncomfortable needed fresh air and became extremely pale.I had to sit or lie down and would sometimes pass out though not always.Afterwards i felt as though i had been asleep and sometimes I had to go to the toilet fast.Afterwards i felt fine on some occassions I had taken alcohol but on others none.I went to my doctors and he diagnosed it as vegus reaction,the blood is diverted away from the brain to the digestive system,although on some occassions I had not eaten a large amount of food.I had numerous attacks over 10 years then suddenly last week it happened again exactly the same as before at a party. I had 3 beers a glass of wine, a bowl of chilly and a potato and then it hit me, I was fine after I had had a long day and was possibly tired I am just hoping it was a one off. My wife used to be extremely nervous when we went out for a meal as I was.Maybe iI should cut the alcohol out any suggestions ?

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