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#1 Have potential: Medical causes been ruled out? That is a must. #2. Are you working with a psychiatrist ; /or a psychiatrist? If not, decide if you want to leave these symptoms behind. If you do, then it is time to aggressively commit to becoming well. Anxiety is treatable. But it will require effort on your part and the guidance of a mental health professional. ...Read more
My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal ) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?
Vaso vagal: The only method of prevention is avoid the kind of stimuli that cause these episodes. There is no specific medication to prevent this. ...Read more
I usually experience Vaso Vagal reaction after having blood drawn. My latest reaction was flu-like symptoms. Should I do more research into this?
Tell phlebotomist: Such a reaction is not uncommon and is not a disease. Next time you need to have blood drawn, tell the person drawing blood that you tend to faint. After having your blood drawn, rest in the chair for 5-10 minutes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Sudden pain nausea sweating and disorientation when sitting on toilet,felt faint and the need to call for help No straining, not vaso vagal.
Increased vagal act: When the vagus nerve is stimulated, it is called vagal surge, the response is often a reduction in heart-rate or breathing. In some cases, excessive stimulation can cause someone to have what is known as a vaso-vagal response, appearing to fall into a faint or coma because his or her heart rate and blood pressure drop so much. ...Read more
Prone to relax: High vagal tone refers to ease of excitement of the parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system, which functions to maintain homeostasis, decrease anxiousness, slow heart, ameliorate digestion ; elimination, ; effect ejaculation ; orgasm, i.e., pleasure functions. Other branch, sympathetic, operant w. Fight ; flight for survival. Excess vagal tone can predispose to syncope (fainting). ...Read more