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Re: Anxiety in situations after Vaso-incident

From: darkinhere
Date: 9/7/00
Time: 9:13:33 AM
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I have had those experiences as well, Marie. I've had attacks in the subway (in Toronto, Canada, not as bad as New York, I guess), in bed laying down, just had a scary one on the highway the other day, and as for the anticipatory anxiety, I can only suggest that you work through your fear, like you have been doing. I have been doing that for over 20 years, and although I don't like the fact that I have this problem one bit, the alternative of living in fear and holing myself up to protect myself from the horrible feelings associated with actual attacks is better. The only cure for fear, is to face it, and remember---even in New York City, someone will help you if something goes wrong.

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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