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Vaso Vagal- alternate ways to help

From: Lauren


The Vaso Vegal reactions are due to a pain experienced in your body that is perceived by the brain to be too much for your body to handle so it shuts down. I have had episodes due to the pain of having endometriosis and giving birth. I had one instance where it did not seemed to be brough on by anything. The falling and hitting your head scenairo is not far fetched. It happened to me when I was 18 on a train platform. I woke up in the ER. When I had my child a year ago I knew I'd pass out and if I couldn't push then they'd have to give me a C-section. I am so afraid of that. But it may sound hokey but keeping calm and doing something meditative coaching yourself through it helps. I was not able to really participate in the birth of my first daughter and don't remember her coming out or any of the details. When I had my second meditating kepthelped me not to black out and was able to really experience it all. Epidurals are also necessary.

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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