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From: Thelma Lagonik, Adelaide, South Australia.


Yesterday was the first time I had had a fainting spell in apublic place which was extremely frightening.I have always only ever fainted at home. My experience with this condition has taken place over the past 25 years & only yesterday a doctor ( oncologist ) was present & he said it was vagas syndrome. I had never been given a name prior to this moment, even though I have dicussed this with several doctors over the years. My body begins to feel hot, I feel a little nauseus & also I need to use my bowels.Usually whilst there, I can feel I am about to faint & remove myself & either lay on the bathroom floor, if I feel I do not have time to get to my bed or actually have time to get to my bed.Over the years I have fainted at least 6 times. It seems to happen 2-3 times a year. I believe it may be stress related, my bowel goes into a spasm & then I experience these symptoms as I have explained. Today after this happening yesterday in a public place I have made an appoinment to see my GP & also my Physician.With thanks for your site, Thelma Lagonik..........

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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