Maybe a variation
From: John L
I have read quire a few articles posted to this forum. I note most are female, I hope this is because the males of the specie are non sufferers and not shy. My episodes started when I was 44 (six years ago) I felt dizzy, heart rate went up, passed out, lost bowel control. I was hospitalised for a couple of hours and later informed of Vaso-vagal episodes.With one exception all have occurred after eating a meal, mainly midday, and generally a slightly larger than normal. The second attack occurrred almost exactly two years later,in identidal circumstances. Third about three years later. At this time I considered myself very fit and suspected they only happened when I was at peak fitness.
Not so, In March this year, I had three in a week, the effect minimised by lying down immediately.
Since then I have taken a tilt test which confirmed basically what my specialist had advised. I found it interesting to be "in control" as it were, and being very aware of everything that was happenind.
When I was very fit, I felt my recovery was very quick, now that I am not so fit(still fit but not VERY fit), I have a serious head ache and my sinus's fill up, and it takes a day to feel 100% again.
I am aiming to eat smaller meals at midday, and have a snack mid morning.
I am now nervous about going out to eat, and the frequency of the episodes. Does anybody have any info on whether this is a common trend or not.
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