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Re: Vaso Vagal Episode

From: Terese
Date: 3/18/01
Time: 4:53:40 AM
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I have been having these attacks now for 25yrs and only now has my doctor been able to put a name to it. It makes me feel like I am going to pass out but never really do, feelings of wanting to vomit and have a bowel motion all at the same time. Stress does play a major part of it happening more frequently. I had my first attack when I was only 24yrs old on a trip to New Zealand in an aeroplane and I thought I was going to die. I have over the years learnt to control it to some extent by closing my eyes and having only thoughts of calm and the inner peace, this helps me not to panic. My attacks worsened after I had major surgery and increased in frequency. Five years later and the attacks are less frequent. I have learnt to live with this problem but it still zaps the energy and makes me feel lousy. I would like to hear form anyone who may know of any medical research that has been done on Vaso Vagel attacks. I have 2 sisters and a brother and 1 neice that all suffer with these attacks. We all have one common factor in our lives, we have suffered a physical or severe emoional trauma shortly before the onset of the attacks.

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