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Re: more anecdotal info. for the mix

Date: 1/26/00
Time: 10:42:11 PM
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Of all I've read, your symptoms match mine the most. I tell one person at work whom I trust the most. this person can inform others around on a need-to know basis. Don't try to make it to the bathroom (the cold floor does feel great, doesn't it, though?) I always just lie down right where I am. People will understand--they almost always do. The sooner you lie down, the sooner someone will offer help. When someone comes and asks how they can help tell them first to make sure you stay lying on your side. Then if you are still conscious, have the person try to find some thing to cover your waist-area with (a coat, or a towel, or blanket. This will hide the embarrassing but inevitable evacuation of the bladder. Whe you come to, get help walking to safety (ie. the restroom.) There you can gather yourself. As for recovery, I always cry--it's about all I can offer. I generally get a three-day migraine and have just learned to cope (I have suffered from age 9 or 10.) I have found, however, that a well-made turkey breast sandwich on white bread with the "fixin's" and a handful of Doritos about an hour after will help. (In other words, pamper yourself and eat a small meal after an episode and you will feel better quicker) Respond?

Vasodepressor Syncope

From: Sarah Bartosh


I have been diagnosed with vasodepressor syncope. My doctor put me on florinef 0.4mg per day. I had headaches for about 1 1/2 years before another doctor thought that maybe it was the florinef causing it. Now, I'm on 0.2mg per day and my headaches are less. I was wondering what other kind of medicines can be used to treat vasodepressor syncope/orthostatic hypotension.

invasive procedures leading to vaso-vagal reaction

From: Jacqueline Mast, PT, MSEd,,, FAACPDM


I have experienced symptoms all my life as a result of car and air sickness, injections (various types), IUD placement, oral surgery The symproms begin with profuse sweating, pallor, tunnel vision, vomiting, letting go of bowels, rapid drop in BP. Oxygen has helped. On on occasion, i required injection of epinepherine(?)

I'd like to prevent further episodes. I have checked Medline but can't find a vagolytic listed nor can I find one listed in PDR. Any suggestions before I undergo more oral surgery?

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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