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Re: Vaso-Vagal Syndrome & Seizures

From: Lorraine
Date: 11/6/00
Time: 8:56:29 AM
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Pam: I've 34 and have had 2 - 3 vv episodes per year since I was about 18, but I've only had seizure-like activity during one episode. My husband said I was convulsing while I was unconcious, but a doctor said it probably wasn't a "true" seizure since I didn't loose bladder control. It took me longer to come out of that faint than usual. I've never had the tilt-table test (I've had EKG, heart monitor, etc.) and I'm not on medication, since my attacks almost always happen at night -- not while driving, etc. I just don't get up when I feel one coming on. It isn't always easy when you feel like you're going to throw up or have diarreah and feel an intense need to get to the bathroom. I've found that lying still (with knees up) and trying to stay calm cuts the length and severity of the attack. It's a horrible thing to go through, as we can all attest, and I wish you and your daughter all the best. Lorraine

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