Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Strange Feeling

From: Carnzy
Date: 12/4/00
Time: 12:44:02 PM
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Last year, I was told that a dizzy spell I had was due to Vaso Vagel when I fainted at a work party. My Doctor attributed it to feeling "weird/stressed" around new co-workers which surprised me since I had never felt like this before...Then, last week, I was traveling with work and had a meeting. In the middle of the meeting, I felt my temperature sore to new heights(!), I immediately went outside and in the middle of a zero degree wind chill, I sat down outside letting the snowflakes fall on my face. I felt better about 30 mins later. That evening, I had another business meeting and we went out to dinner. There were 16 people there and I sat against the wall in the middle of this very long, cramped table in a small packed, noisy room. Almost immediately, I started sweating, feeling the heat rise again, sweating aggain - I asked a coworker opposite me to swop places since he was on the outside and had much more room to move around. I felt better about 30 mins later. I felt the same way I had felt one year ago at that party but this time I reacted quicker knowing what I needed to do. I told everyone at dinner that I was claustrophobic. But I know I am not. This happens more than often around my menstrual cycle. VV is a serious condition which no-one wants to talk about. Thank you for ths opportunity for discussion. (I think my own Doctor secretly believes I have a drinking problem but is too embarassed to say so.) There should be more info. on the web on the Vaso Vagel condition.

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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