Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Lee


Mike, Before I found this site I felt so alone and then I read your mail and realized you were facing the same exact horrible fears as me. Believe me, I can relate. I was having so many health problems that were escalting bc of my DREAD of the doctors, specifically needles, and blood tests. I'm only a 29 yr old woman but I've worried enough for a whole lifetime. I finally found a doctor who lets me decide how much I can take. I don't even get my blood pressure taken. So over the past two years I've been seeing her for basic things like an earache or a cold. I just wanted to tell you that somewhere out there is a doctor for you who wll work with you and your condition. You may have to go through a few bad seeds but don't give up.

I haven't been too a dentist since I was 17 and now my teeth are bothering me. For the past month I have been calling offices trying to find a so called "pain free" dentist who would work with me at my pace. I'm TERRIFIED but I know it has to get done and I'll have a big weight lifted off my shoulders when it's over. I think the "what ifs" and the worrying is just as dreadful as the pain in my teeth. After speaking with 5 different dentist offices I found one who said they will just give me X-rays and have the doctor look at my teeth w/ no needles, scrapers or anythng. He's going to give me an evaluation and we'll just talk about it. My appointment is in a month. Don't give up on finding a doctor or a dentist- Do you have any friends or family who can explain your situation to the doctor before you even step foot in the office. That's what I did and it really helped. If I can do it, you can too. When i was a younger my mom said to me God helps those who are brave. Last time I was waiting in the doc's office I must have said that a hundred times in my head and prayed for courage. Keep taking little steps and build up your confidence. Good luck- Lee

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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