Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Mark


Responding to a comment about VVS and laughter... yeah, I passed out once (in a seminar) when the instructor told a joke. It was kind of freaky... woke up on the floor with worried people all around me. Since then, I've taken to panting if/when I get dizzy from laughing. "Fading" might be a better word than "dizzy" since the onset cue to me is dimming of perceived light intensity.

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