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Still crazy! (--but VV isn't why)

From: kathy the writer


A thousand thank you's for this site. I've read my story here a dozen times over. I was so ashamed, sure I was nuts. . . I've fainted at the same events a few years running (outdoors, hot day, standing, stomach ache), also with stomach cramps -- you good people know! My kind doctor reassures me it's "only" VV. I treasure his calmness -- but my own distress is real and frightening. I'm so happy to hear I'm not alone, that other people pass out on the toilet and live to tell the tale. I feel better now about NOT calling 911 every time it happens (I know I'll get through it even if my friends think it's unsafe).

Thank you all and let's hang in there together!

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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