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Re: My story: Dealing w V.V.S  since age 3: Advice to parents

From: Jaclyn


I find your story interesting. I am a 25 yr. old female and have experienced fainting since childhood.....always related to seeing my own or others blood and especially during blood tests and shots. I have had too many episodes to count....the scarriest being when I was alone and stepped in shattered glass. I woke up and didn't know what happened to me and had to call a friend because I couldn't bring myself to look at the shards of glass in my feet. I fainted a couple of days ago at work when given the flu shot. And recently went to a knew doctor for a sinus infection and didn't realize I would have a finger prick. They didn't take me seriously and I fainted twice. I haven't seen a doctor for treatment but I get scared worrying about how I will handle really bad situations where someone might need my help. My question for you....are you a parent? I really worry about how I will handle taking care of a child and even going through a pregnancy and delivery with such a history of passing out. Thanks.

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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