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Re: too vagal!

Date: 1/26/00
Time: 10:00:48 PM
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I am a male, so I am the last person who should give advice to you. But I can give my support. In my experience with vasovagal, Extreme pain or anticipated pain is different from small knocks and surprise shocks. I passed out once because I stubbed my toe after a hot shower. In contrast, I broke my thumb in an outdoor ball game and felt fine. I also cracked my skull and didn't pass out. I haven't spoken with any other people who suffer yet although I have lived with the diagnosis for 18 years. (Thanks For the Internet, by the way!) My wife and I have a beautiful baby boy who is three months old. I know that the labor was painful for my wife and was stressful for myself. I successfully stayed 100% alert for the entire 20 hours of labor and then the 2 hours of caesarian surgery. First, I would suggest a doula. She will prepare you and your partner 100% for the labor and keep BOTH of you calm and informed of all that is happening. Second, I would suggest using the Bradley method of natural child birth instead of lamaze. Nothing against Lamaze, but all of that crazy fast breathing will knock VasoVagal sufferers on their collective butts in their classes BEFORE they even make TOUR of the maternity ward. Finally, VasoVagal is not a reason to not try for a child. Holding a child is a way to melt the stress of VasoVagal away. Best of luck!!



Re: vaso vagal

From: steve


Sex is better? Hell, you want to hook up? J/K, when I was diagnosed, I was put on Atenolol. It reduced my libido and gave me trouble maintaining erections. Since I was switched to 0.1mg of Florinef, my libido is stronger and I am much, much more active. Atenolol will also affect short term memory, if you are suffering from any of these conditions, ask your doctor about Florinef.

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