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Re: From England

From: Pippa
Date: 4/6/01
Time: 3:53:37 AM
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I first had VV attacks in 1992. They were periodic and put down to stress. I then moved to Bristol in 1995 and they referred me to an excellent cardiologist who told me all about VV. I never had to have the tilt table test as they thought it was unnecessry torture for something that is really quite frightening.

They do know about it in this country but not well. It is far more widely recognised in Europe where they have special clinics set up for it.

Best things to do: eat well, with lots of salt; sleep well; take regular exercise which gets the heart pumping and stops blood pooling in the legs (running or jogging) and cold showers.

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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