Vagus nerve damage

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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I've narrowed down all of my symptoms to vagus nerve damage. Just called my dr and the nurse is going to ask him about it. I've been doing research on it but couldn't find much about a treatment besides a pace maker for epilepsy. So I'm wondering if anyone has this problem and what/if there is a treatment or what makes the symptoms lessen.

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   Posted 5/23/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
There is no fix available. Only thing they can do is hope it heals itself. they can try and fix les pressure with different surgeries but its not a fix its a chance of alleviating the problem that comes with risks.

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   Posted 5/23/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont know anything about fixing vegas nerve damage per se...but

the in appropriate and intermittent opening of the les, which is called tlesr s for transient lower esophageal relaxations...has been linked to signaling to the les by thee vegas nerve

and pharmaceutical companies have been researching into the use of medications which will "calm" the vegas nerve down

there is a drug well know to decrease tlesr s but it is habit forming and getting off of it causes rebound. the drug is baclofen and there are even otc analogues of baclofen that are as baclofen is, a gaba b agonist.

i tried to get myt doc to perscribe just a trial of baclofen but she woudnt do it. part of her rationale is that baclofen doesnt "last" has a short duration or half life in the system and so youd have to take pills often.

recent stage two trials for a similar baclofen type drug that lasted longer, failed. i dont have a lot of hope for a solution along these lines but i hope im wrong!

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   Posted 3/9/2014 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I too began having this problem. Exceedingly scary. I discovered that taking probiotics help immensely. Eating yogurt, including frozen yogurts is very beneficial. I also take Natrol, a probiotic. There are many brands to choose from. Culturelle is a big one alongside Natrol etc.
I also discovered that chewing your food very well, and drinking water intermittently while eating helps a great deal. I have learned that if I go without eating anything for several hours that when I do finally eat and then it is a significant amount, that that is when I am in the most danger of having these scary symptoms. I also take Apple Cider Vinegar tablets on occasion and Anti Gas pills when I do get the symptoms and effects we have all come to dread. Moving around seems to help lessen the intensity also. I can not stress taking probiotics and eating yogurt enough. I have also found relief by taking Hemp Oil. The non THC kind like Nutiva. I thank the Lord, Jesus Christ as I believe He guided me to find the above things I have mentioned that work.

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   Posted 3/10/2014 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
WHat are your symptoms?

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   Posted 3/10/2014 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
rapid heart rate, palpitations, gas, nausea, ...needless to say high anxiety
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