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Re: Flatulence and "near" fainting

From: Alice


I had similar symptoms for 25 years before a nurse mentioned vaso-vagal hypotension to me. Now everything makes sense -- nausea, hot flashes, diarrhea and blackouts that came mostly with menstruation, but also sometimes from reactions to food in restaurants, and from anxiety attacks. Hormonal supplements helped a LOT with the menstrual ups and downs, avoiding chemical preservatives in food helped avoid the food reactions, getting counseling for anxiety eventually stopped the anxiety blackouts, and learning biofeedback helps me stay relaxed. Today I am postmenopausal, and ending the menstrual problems is a huge relief. The menopausal hot flashes sometimes trigger nausea and blackout, but they are minor now. The WORST IS OVER!

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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