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Concerning the Doctor telling you to eat salt, I was given the choice of medicine or eating plenty of salt. I chose salt and it has worked very well for me for years. (See my SALT HELPS ME posting listed above.) I finally found salt tablets in a drug store, but they were expensive. So I chose to salt most things I eat and take my blood pressure every day or so and keep my blood pressure lower number between 80 and 85 as per Doctors orders. If my blood pressure drops below 80, I eat even more salt. This has worked well for me for the past 10 years. The only danger with eating plenty of salt is if it drives my blood pressure too high, then I reduce my salt intake. I am lucky to like the taste of salt. I am 61 and have had this fainting problem since my teen years.
From: Joe goldberg
73 year old male needs information on preventive measures , drugs, doctors in the Chicago area to stop these fainting spells. Specialists etc. please contact us with any information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a 43 yr. old female with no medical problems. While on a flight from Ohio to Florida I became extremely "feverish" started sweating profusely and felt like I was about to pass out. I also felt as though I was going to have diarrhea, but I could not get up to go to the restroom because I knew that as soon as I stood up I would pass out. So, I fought to stay conscious and fought the stomach cramps. I lost my ability to hear and see (all that remained was a roar), I couldn't talk, or do any "normal" functions - (like telling the person I was with what was happening to me), then I felt a "gush" and was horrified by the thought that I must be hemorrhaging (I was not menstruating at the time), a few minutes later it happened again, then a third time a few minutes later. What had actually happened was my bladder had let loose three times. I was so "out of it" I had no idea that that is what had happened. The next thing I know the plane is empty and the paramedics are at my side talking to me. To my knowledge I never did pass out, but for all intents and purposes, I may as well have, since I wasn't cognizant of my surroundings. I was fine after that. Haven't had any episodes since. I went to a neurologist when I got home, had a CAT scan of my brain, discussed my symptoms with him and was told it was a vaso-vagal reflex. He said my blood pressure dropped for no apparent reason, not to worry about it and that it might not ever happen again. I am flying again in 2 weeks and I am scared to death that it will happen again. Any suggestions on avoiding the problem?