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Vaso-Vagal Attack

From: Gail


Hi. I faint when I get stomach ache, or when I suffer a shock. It is mainly when I get stomach ache and my tummy has cramps. I only went to the doc recently and he said it was vasovagal-attack. I know when it is going to happen, and I lie down and wait! The worse thing is that sometimes I lose control of my bodily functions (if you know what I mean!). It can be very frightening, and during the more recent attacks, I have come round with a feeling I am being suffocated, and I have to fight to breath again. What d'ya think??

This web site is not a substitute for a 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 is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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