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Re: Vaso vegal episodes

From: Sarah


My vaso-vagel episodes are bowel related, and result in low blood pressure, sweating, faintness, etc. My gastroenterologist says to take Milk of Magnesia every night if necessary. Other laxatives cause the cramps which apparently put pressure on the vega nerve. The vega nerve runs from the brain to the bowel area. He said when people have racing hearts, if you put pressure on the vega nerve near the carotid artery in the neck, it slows the heart, lowers the blood pressure, etc.

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