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Re: I cant believe I found this........

From: Laura
Date: 2/19/01
Time: 11:50:52 AM
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I totally sympathise with you for feeling like a hypochondriac, I visited my doctor about 10 times before I demanded he refer me to a specialist! As he couldn't see what was wrong, he figured nothing was wrong. I often wake in the night feeling extremely hot and either feeling nauseas or having to go to the bathroom. I tend to make myself really cold, until I am shivering, this makes me feel better and I quite often go back to sleep fairly easily - after constantly jigging my foot under the covers. If I feel an attack coming on (usually if I'm hungry) I eat a banana. This was recommended to me by a dietician, it's best to eat the less ripe ones as they are less sugary. Eating something that is high in sugar often makes it worse - as it only acts as a quick fix, carbohydrates have a more lasting effect. Hope this is helpful to you, and remember - you're not alone!

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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