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vaso vagel... Please advise!



After passing out and vomiting during a painful outpatient procedure today, I finally got a name for what I've always known was wrong with me: Vaso-Vagel syncope. I always thought I was just "doing it to myself", you know, that I was just being a baby when it came to needles and pain. I cannot express how grateful and relieved I am to hear that it is involuntary! However, after searching the internet for hours I have only figured out that I am not alone, and that staying hydrated helps. What causes this? What can I do to treat it? Prevent it? I am undergoing treatment for infertility and am now terrified at the prospect of becoming pregnant. Labor can be painful... Any advice, info, suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks ! Heather (

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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