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If vasovagal syncope is your daughter's problem, rather than panic disorder, ask you daughter's doctor about beta blockers. I also suffered from vasovagal syncope as a teen and never felt well until I saw a cardiologist who put me on atenolol first, and later put me on metoprolol. It decreased the episodes greatly. The downside is they can make you extremely fatigued (which I considered to be a fair tradeoff). Also, they shouldn't be used in people with asthma or depression since they worsen both of these conditions.
From: Jim in Wallsend
Hi Ginger. You mentioned inactivity being a factor with V.V. In my case, all my dizzy spells and feeling unwell occur when I am relaxing, watching T.V. etc. but never during any kind of pysical activity. Anyone else like this?
Two incidents in a year should not be dismissed by your doctor, to begin with. As for the oregano, that sounds very doubtful, but still a possibility. Why not take a serving of oregano under controlled conditions (where someone can watch over you) to prove or disprove it? More common triggers are dehydration, electrolytes/salt deficiency, stress. Most on this board are trying to figure out their triggers, including me.