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Re: vaso-vagal episode

From: Lorraine
Date: 9/11/00
Time: 9:39:54 AM
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You could've been describing one of my VV episodes. Mine always happen at night, never during daily activity - which I know is a good thing after hearing stories of fainting while driving or at work, etc. The main thing to tell her is don't try to get up unless someone is with you! After many busted lips and goose-eggs, I've decided to keep a pan beside my bed in case of an attack (for vomiting). I've found that if I stay in bed, raise my legs, and keep my breathing even the attack is not so severe or long. The bowel problem usually subsides if I stay calm, as well. I also pray thru the attacks, which helps alot. Hope this helps you!

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