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observing an episode

From: mark
Date: 1/2/00
Time: 10:39:56 PM
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VV after injury

From: John L


I have had several episodes after eating at midday which I have submitted to the forum earlier. This time was different - came off my mountain bike and hurt my shoulder badly. The pain was pretty severe. my friends (one a doctor) said I stood up and then just crumpled to the ground. I only remember thinking I must have dozed off. In fat I was feeling okay at that time. They gave me plenty of fluid and I recovered after about an hour. Unlike previous episodes, there was no apparent warning to me. I don't know whether it was pain or dehydration, or a bit of both. For a change, the experience was not at all unpleasant, although that may have been because the injury was very painful.

If you suffer from VV, I suggest you be aware that a faint is possible with little warning. Don't stand up too soon Regards John L


From: SAM


What treatment are you on and how successful would you describe it to be? I would appreciate as many responses and as much advice as you can give.

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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