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re;v.v & needles, seizures

From: colby


I have come to believe there is a definite correlation between seizures and VV. I have been diagnosed with epilepsy, and yet last year when I gave blood (Big MISTAKE) 'passed' out, became dehydrated and had to be taken to the er, the docs ,not having knowledge of my epilepsy, said I had vaso vagal. 80% of all seizures that I have experienced have been pain related. A number of these have come from having shots. At the dentist, blood being drawn, giving blood. At other times its been everything from getting sunburnt,falling off a bike, twisting my ankle, staying in the hottub too long, to having a bad case of the flu. I find myself avoiding physical pain at all cost, plus I carry water and gatorade in my vehicle to keep myself hydrated. I wish I could find a physician that could be trusted to discuss this.

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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