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Article 162

Date: 2/13/00
Time: 5:12:20 PM
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Re: VV and laughing



i too experience an episode of passing out when i laugh or even when i say something defensive in response to someones remarks. my face twitches and if i'm standing , my knees will try to pop out.


From: jkulpin1 @


My wife and I now have a plan to deal with V-V events. Here it is. 1.Get onto floor on bath towel. 2.Raise legs above heart and head. 3.Get cold pack on back of neck. 4.Get ammonia capsule. 5.Get bucket. 6.Get stethescope and check heart rate. 7. Maybe call 911. ------------- Unconscious? Assistant should 8.Keep airway clear. 9.If needed administer CPR. 10.Measure heart rate unconscious.

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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