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 If you are looking for the most recent discussion string of the Vaso-Vagal Forum, then you are in the wrong spot. Click here to go there now. 

Folks have been submitting their stories to the Vaso-Vagal Forum  for several years. Below, is a list of links to take you to them. Before you start looking through it

Some sincere (in other words: not just for legal purposes) words of caution:

  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 vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms. If other, more serious causes are ruled out, it still doesn't mean you are making too much of your symptoms or that they are all in your "head." Vaso-vagal syndrome like symptoms could be a virus or any number of other transient physiological conditions that don't kill you but inconvenience (and scare Hell)  out of you.

Below, you will find links to visitor contributions from previous years. Remember: This is also not a medically supervised clearinghouse for scientific information: the observations, comments, or learned-sounding statements made here are only the opinions of the participants. Anyone can act like an "expert." The content of what appears here has not been confirmed to be accurate nor have the identities or credentials represented by any of the participants been confirmed to be accurate.   In other words:  use caution and common sense when drawing inferences from material you see here and before you act,  check out the facts with a known medical source. Please.



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On Sabbatical!

When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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