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Re: vaso-vagal & needles



I can tell you that as a teen, it is really embarassing. The best thing for me was to understand what was happening (that I wasn't crazy), and try to take control. I would always lay down during needles, and stay down for a while after. When I started to learn the triggers, I could avoid them or sometimes control what would happen (lay down immediately when I cut myself, etc). Only the person going through it knows themselves. Encourage them to admit what is happening, and take comtrol. It may get worse as they get older, it may never happen again. You do the best with what you got. Be careful when driving!

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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