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How do I decrease vagus tone?

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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How do I decrease vagus tone?

Hi there everybody!

My family's only source of income at the moment is the paid medical studies I do for pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, during the last study, an ECG/EKG revealed that I have a borderline first-degree AV heart block (my PR interval is 205 ms, whereas a normal interval is 200 ms). While this condition is benign and likely the product of my working out, it will unfortunately prevent me from participating in future paid studies -- and make it even harder to put food on the table.

One possible cause of the heart-block is an overactive vagus nerve. So, then, how can I reduce my vagus tone just before the EKG so that my PR interval is within normal range? Friends have suggested everything from drinking a glass of ice water to taking 5 mg of diazapam (Valium), though I'm not at all keen on medication.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions out there. This medical study money is so terribly important for us.

Many thanks,


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