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Possible way to avoid fainting

From: S.
Date: 2/13/00
Time: 5:16:21 PM
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Vaso-Vagal menstruation


Oregano a trigger?

From: Michelle


I have had 2 distinct vaso-vagal episodes in the last year. The first happened at work during lunch one day. I got extremely severe stomach cramps, went to the bathroom and immediately got extremely dizzy, very sweaty (my clothes were soaked) and almost passed out. Very soft stool soon followed. I made it back to my desk, and called my doctor immediately who told me he thought I had had a V-V episode and not to worry!

I had no idea what in the heck he was talking about but since I had never had problems again discounted it...until this evening. I had another attack with extreme nausea, sore stomach, dizziness and profuse sweating along with diarrhea.

After about an hour of lying down I felt well enough to search online (didn't even know how to spell it!!) and found this site (WebMD didn't even have a thing about it!!).

The only thing that I know for sure ties both incidents is the fact that I had had oregano both times and within an hour had an episode. I don't know if this is just a coincidence, but can't think of any other time when I've had Oregano???

Anyone else out there with this trigger? Is it possible?

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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