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Re: Vasovagal episodes with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

From: John D.
Date: 4/6/00
Time: 7:20:50 PM
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My experience has been that my vaso-vagal episodes can be triggered by a variety of different digestive problems -- eating a large meal in a crowded restaurant, gas discomfort, heartburn, abdominal cramping, the flu, but there usually is another factor that causes anxiety, like standing in a crowd, making a speech on stage, seeing a new doctor, getting a shot, etc. Usually it takes the two things together to begin a fainting episode.

Re: vaso vagal and local anesthesia

From: pam


yes! i have had this happen to me twice to the point where i dread having to ever have anesthesia again. since i know now what it is i have going on i can talk to the drs. about this maybe.... they will know what i am talking about.

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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