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Re: vasovagal symptoms for 28 years

From: Alice


I am so happy to find this site and people like you who have had the same symptoms I've had my whole life -- nausea, hot flash, diarrhea, blackout -- triggered by menstrual cramps, allergic reaction to food, overexercise, anxiety. I finally found a name for the condition! The problems were so severe with menstrual cramps and associated diarrhea -- constantly passing out on the bathroom floor-- I was suicidal for a while. A wise naturopathic doctor put me on hormonal supplements, which helped enormously. Recently passed through menopause and the worst episodes -- the ones associated with menstruation --are GONE!!!

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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