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Re: Vagas Nerve Stimulator

Date: 2/23/00
Time: 6:08:35 PM
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As a newly diagnosed vaso vagal patient it is my understanding that the vagas nerve in your neck helps in controlling your heart rate and blood pressure. When this nerve is interrupted (such as with vomitting in my case) your heart rate decreases thus reducing also your blood pressure which in turn decreases the blood flow to the brain resulting in a fainting episode. Hope this helps some.

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I passed out and fell a couple of weeks ago and my doctor thought it could have been from a vaso vagal reaction. Since I had a mild concussion I'm concerned and I don't want to have it happen again. How do I know if indeed it was the vasal vasal reaction?

Re: scary attacks when alone

From: anom


i have had similar experiences in the last 12 months. prior to that i remember being prone to fainting when i was young but that's it. nothing like this vesa vagal response or panick attacks - unitl recently. in recent times the experience of this vesa vegal reponse has taken my attention. My observations to date show me that i am really just scaring my self with my thoughts. I receive an impression of the world, say an awareness of being in an encloised space and then my thoughts take over (fear of being trapped etc) and they cause a "vesavegal" response ie. auto suggestion triggers and accentuates the response - leading to me falling to the ground, turning white and sweating untill my body regains homeostasis.

Now, with this understanding of the response i manage to just sit on the sensation and treat it more objectively - fear of it makes it worse - again this is auto suggestion. I feel with this objective "letting it be" approach that it will pass and no longer concern me.

hope this helps.

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