Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: vaso vagal and running

From: trail runner


Yes--30+ years of running. When I run in the morning, any bowel sensations will trigger lightheadedness and irregular heartbeat. No actual faints, but it does cause anxiety when I am out on the trail alone. I try to raise blood pressure and it always passes harmlessly in a few minutes. I have made peace with it over the years, but it still bugs me that I seem to react with anxiety every time.

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