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VasoVagal Syndrome

From: Laura


Hi I started when I was 22 yrs old, I had a stroke after a nasty divorce and was told the stress of everything had brought it on, I later went on to collapsing with no warning and convulsing, as I was just about to come around I vomited and woke up completely refreshed. I now have about 5 episodes a week. One thing I have learnt over the past 4 years is to skip around (i know it sounds stupid) or eat something as you start to feel light headed. It takes a while to recognise how you feel just before you collapse but you need to try and remember what you are doing all the time and soon it becomes second nature.

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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