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Re: Vaso Vagal experience

Date: 5/17/01
Time: 7:46:15 AM
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Hi, Hopefully you have contacted your doctor about your fainting. There are some people who have vaso vagal experiences only when they have to have a bowel movement. With some people there is a change in blood pressure and heart rate during this time. When you feel faint, try to lay down and lift your legs up, to increase your BP and possibly prevent a faint. Finding a doctor who is familiar with dysautonomia is your best bet. If there is a next time this happens to you, it could mean an injury(hitting your head etc.) Please see a doctor and let us know how you are doing.

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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