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Re: Can you get Vaso-Vagal Response  during swimming??

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From: kate


I had my first VV sttack while swimming when I was 10 years old - in nine feet of water. Luckily someone noticed as I went under! I wasn't diagnosed until 40 years and many attacks later. My experience is that an attack can happen anywhere when I'm dehydrated and having abdominal cramps. (Yes, you CAN get dehydrated while swimming - you need to keep chugging some water!!) Luckily I've learned to feel it coming on so driving is safe for me. Best wishes to everyone checking out this site. It took the embarassment and fear away for me - because 1) it's real and 2) we can cope. When my doctor said there's nothing he can do, it wasn't a brushoff --just the truth. What a relief.

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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