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Article 785

From: Lorraine
Date: 2/23/01
Time: 11:20:23 AM
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Fran: I do know how you feel. I've never felt any of the medical professionals (or anyone else for that matter) understands what these attacks are like. They can be incredibly severe, and can make you think you're dying. Even my husband, who has witnessed most of mine, gets that "glassy-eyed" look when I mention my symptoms, etc. -- unless I'm in the middle of an attack, and then he's in a total panic! I'm thankful for this forum, so I can hear from others who know EXACTLY how I feel, and don't think I'm a nut case or a hypochondriac. Others have found help within the medical profession, so I guess we shouldn't totally give up. I'm not very symptomatic 99% of the time, so I just deal with symptoms as they come. Again, I wish you the best.

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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