Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: Is it possible to have a VV while ur asleep... HELP PLs...



Tammy, I have had the vasovagal thing since I was 10. Now I am 45. I have three episodes in my sleep. I sort of wake up and can't move or lift my arms or legs. I went back to sleep because I was so dazed and "out of it". Yesterday, I woke up, put the dog out, which involved going up and down two sets of stairs. By the time I got back to bed, the vaso vagal thing started. I laid on my left side, remembering that I had been told to do this during early labor when I felt light headed. It helped pretty quickly. I think it is safer to lie with your feet above the level of your head and heart. (lie with yor feet up and your head flat) I also think it's a good idea to keep a bottle of Gatoraide at your bedside. It has things in it which will raise your blood pressure. Jean

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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