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and i thought the doctors were giving me the runaround

From: Valaree S.


I thought the doctor's were just being lazy when they said i was vasovegal, but here now I find that I am not alone. Which is quite comforting for me. I had a black-out episode last thursday night and fell and hit my head, resulting in a shoulder injury and a nasty concussion. These episodes make me feel really helpless and vulnerable, as the episode itself may not harn me but a fall or accident following a black-out could. Is there any preventative measures I could take to curb these episodes? They are brought on by such a wide variety of things that I am not sure what I should/should not be doing to avoid them.

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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