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Re: Anxiety in situations after Vaso-incident

From: Marie
Date: 5/24/00
Time: 1:29:47 PM
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you aren't a freak, I am still having a similiar situation, with the panic attacks. I never got them before, just with my most recent December episode. I have found that when my mind is occupied, when I am in a situation I had panicked in before, I am ok. Like, reading a book I am really interested in. But I understand you can't always do that. I have also been panicky in my car, and I will stop and pull of the road before a big attack comes on.

I understand your hermit reference, sometimes it seems so much easier not to put yourself in a stressful situation..

I will definitely try the breathing technique. Nothing can hurt..

I think you should try baby steps to get back to your old life. I think you sound like a normal person who is bouncing back from a stressful situation. Maybe you should try a sport or a gym, that makes you feel strong and healthy. This way, you won't feel like such a victim of your circumstances. It also makes you feel great after a good workout, or you win a game. Just an idea.

I hope you start to feel better soon! Basically, I have been told to keep myself well salted and hydrated, so from there I will do my best.

Vaso Vagal

From: Lillian Filmer


my husband has had several episodes of vaso vagal -- all occurring without warning and with no reason that doctors have been able to find. His first was the day he was released from the hospital after an operation on his protate. Since then he has had at least six more, with no similar activity prior to his attacks. has been taken to hospital each time and had every test known to man with no answers. Any help would be appreciated. Prior to his protate operation, he had much pain from kidney stones, etc., so pain was not even considered a reason. Each episode was different. One after physical exertion, two while sitting and watching a baseball game, etc. Any answers out there?

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