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Re: Zoloft and VV/drea

From: Maru


Hi Drea, I understand your condern about your son. Has anyone explained to your son, the importance of laying down with his feet up, when he feels faint? This should help raise his BP and get the blood flowing back to his heart. Sitting up does not allow this to happen. If his legs were hanging down from the chair, blood would be pooling down instead of up....hope that makes sense. He also could have fallen off the chair and hurt himslef. So it is important, no matter where he is. to get down on the floor to avoid injury. Too bad he did not have his event monitor on and pushed the button when he started to feel this coming on. It would have showed on the EKG exactly what happened during this episode. Make sure, if he is still on the Event Monitor that he knows how to operate it. It is a wonderful diagnostic tool for this.

He might not have been out as long as he was, if he were laying down etc.......ask your doctor about this.

Hope this helps Mary

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