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Re: Almost 20 years

Date: 2/14/01
Time: 2:14:18 PM
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Like you I have had similar experiences for 20 years. I have only now found out that I am not epileptic, have menieres disease, migraine and suffer from Atrial Fibrilation. In between my siezures which come with a shock or lying on my back I can suffer for a week with extreme dizziness, so much so that I walk into walls and things. My heart races for periods everyday (upto 200 a minute) even though I take beta blockers. I have found that my symptoms are worse during my monthly cycle but I crave lots of water and salty food, now I know why. Quite often I feel like my brain has been switched off like a tv set for a split second, sometimes I have flashing lights and humming in my head.

I had never heard of v v before and am sure that my Dr thought I was a hypocondriac - hence why' I have so many diseases'. I always thought that my symptoms were contected but the Dr said that there was no possible corellation between them. I felt so relieved to find a name for what I have - you would have thought I found a cure.

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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