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Vaso Vegal Responses

From: Evie


I've been told previously in passing that I may have experienced a vaso vegal response. Until I came to this web site, I had no idea that it could be so serious. I find this web site a bit difficult to navigate so am starting with this post and hoping someone can help me find my way around. First of all, what does vaso vegal have to do with psychotherapy? What I experience it a physiological array of symptoms where my blood pressure bottoms out, my face gets hot, my extremities get cold, I shake, my legs turn to butter, I feel nauseous and often put my head between my knees because I feel as if I am going to faint. I've had them after very traumatic or stressful experiences, after chiropractic adjustments, and more recently after a full body massage. Does this sound like what a person with this vaso vegal syndrom would experience?

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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