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vaso-vagal episode

From: Phyllis
Date: 3/22/01
Time: 6:52:34 AM
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This had happened to me four or five times, 2 or 3 times it occured while having a bowel movement. I start feeling lightheaded, persprire, then start blacking out. I now know to get to the ground and put my feet higher than my head, to avoid severe injury hitting the floor or bathtub. I usually come to after a short time and it is then followed by severe nausea, vomiting and dizziness. This doesn't happen often, but when it does you never forget the feeling. It's good to know that I am not alone, and that others suffer from this as well.

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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