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From: me


I have a similar situation. I was dx'ed at 5 with seizures. Thru out I've tried anti-epileptic meds to no avail; they actually increased the episodes. I am now 48 and just finding this board. I am convinced they are not seizures, but VVS. I get horrific pain in my abdomen, get so hot I remove all clothing, followed by sycope where I go unconscious, stiffen like a board and eyes roll back in my head..I sometimes lose urinary control..and when I come to...then I get diarrhea and vomiting. However...over the years I've learned to get my head down practically standing on my head and pray and fight and I don't go out, but still get very dizzy with tunnel vision and very sick. If I eat cereal EVERY day or take a fiber supplement, I can go at least a year without an episode. I used to have them at least once a month. Also, when I started to feel the cramps (which I can tell from regular gas or consipation pains because VV pain feesl much like labor pains!!) I tried an anti-spasmotic, loke Donnatol(?) and it aborted the whole episode. This leads me to believe that my intestines and/or stomach is having spasms which affects the VV nerve and drops blood pressure. I hate taking meds but I hate those episodes worse. I feel like I'm going to die...or want to die!! It's awful!

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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