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Re: Vaso-Vagal Event

From: J


This is exactly what happens to me at times when I fly. It gets especially bad if there is a lot of turbulence. I do have VV episodes in many other situations but I have learned to avoid a lot of triggers by staying hydrated, exercising every day (for me it's just a two mile walk), watching what I eat (lost 35 pounds in the last year), not getting up suddenly when I awake, etc. Sometimes the triggers can't be avoided, like pain, a reaction to medication, or whatever it is in a pressurized cabin.

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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