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Re: Learn to recognise the precursors. Manage the problem.
I know exactly how you feel. I get so embarrassed.
I have had this for more than 10 years and once an episode starts, it doesn't matter if I lie down or not, I still pass out and now they've discoverd that my heart stops, too.
It's upsetting to me because everyone thinks I'm having axiety attacks, but I only get anxious AFTER the episode starts, not the other way around. I am in stressful situations all the time and don't pass out. But I have passed out at the gym, in a meeting, on my couch .... all places where I wasn't stressed at all.
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
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