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Re: Diagnosed w/ Nuerocardiogenic Syncope

From: Kristin


I was diagnosed with nuerocardiogenic syncope (vaso-vagal syncope) when i was 10. I did the tilt test, and my heart flatlined after 7 minutes, for 16 seconds. my condition prevents me from excercising often, but i can't say i've had problems with anxiety. I do get nervous and shaky sometimies, but it's not the main side effects. i can't, however, stand in a crowd, or stand up for long periods of time, and i am tired all the time. Right now i am researching to see if there is something else wrong with me, because i am ALWAYS hungry. i eat breakfast at 7 am, but am extremely hungry by 10:30. Then when i eat lunch at 12:00, i am famished by 2:00, and i get very weak if i skip the snack that i eat at 3:oo pm. Does this happen to you? It is a recent development, maybe the past year or so, and it really bothers me. especially since indulging my hunger all the time has led me to gain a few pounds. Please let me know if this happens to you.

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