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Re: length of VV time?

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From: Becky


I have been out for up to a half hour, although a lot of the times when it takes that long I have the stomach flu and I'm dehydrated. The doctors knew this when they were trying to diagnose me and they eventually diagnosed me with VVS anyway because all the other symptoms fit. I have been told by more than one doctor to have someone raise my legs above the level of my heart when I faint--something about it making the blood go back to the brain faster. I think sometimes it does help me wake up faster. Have you ever tried that?

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