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Re: Anxiety in situations after Vaso-incident

From: Pat
Date: 3/17/00
Time: 12:40:41 PM
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I already have a panic disorder while driving my car. I am on Paxil for it. Now I have to worry about passing out while driving!!!!!! I keep a can of potato chips in my car and always try to have water with me. I have only known about this syndrome for about a week and the doctor is still trying to eliminate different things but he really thinks I have the Vaso Vagal. Don't know if this will help, but it's comforting to know someone else is under the same situation. Hang in there!!

My dad's attack..

From: A concerned daughter


My dad recently had an attack were he started feeling over-heated and then fainted...after he came to he then told that he was still "hot" and the vomited and fainted again. He was rushed to the ER by ambulance were they told him it was nothing after the tests results came back in fact they told him it was "in his head". He went to the doctor the next day and they told him it was Vaso-Vagal. Will this keep happening to him? What will this do to him in the long run and is this "in his head"? Please help!!


From: victoria s.


I also experienced a near-death moment. When I had passed out during a VV experience I went to Heaven or I assumed I was. I saw and "spoke" to a deceased niece. I was aware of my husband being left behind, but felt better off at the place I was visiting. My niece conveid to me that I had to return. The whole experience was wonderful and left me feeling very fullfilled.

I was just recently diagnosed with VV. I have had this almost all my life (and I am now 46). I was never diagnosed before. My doctors looked at my heart, colon, brain, etc. But recently had another episode of which I was taken to the hospital. My husband is beside himself with worry.

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