Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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general questions

From: charles


My question is about severeness, prevention, and psychological influence.

I first passed out when I was 17, after viewing a graphic picture of an eyeball in National Geographic, Second time was when recieving a tetanus shot at 19. Third was watching a lobotomy in psychology class at 21, fourth was while watching the movie Face/Off, when they switched faces... and yesterday was the fifth time. I am in Peru, and went to see the eye doctor. The tools and procedures are different. One procedure to check for risk of retinal detachment requires touching my eyes. Out I went.

The last two times I was told that I had strong seizures. Maybe the other times too, but I don't know. After the fourth incident I saw a doctor, who tested for epilipsy, and found nothing. He determined it was VasoVagal syndrome, and left it at that.

All but the shot I received, center around seeing incidents involving the head and eyes. Is this psychological? Subconcious? Is there any serious risks in my seizures? And what can be done to prevent this rather embarrassing problem.

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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