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From: Jenna


I am 19, and usually a very healthy girl. The past 6 months my life has been turned upside down. I started feeling like I was going to pass out through out the entire day every day. I didnt leave the house or the couch for weeks. I would visit the doctor and get wheeled in in a wheel chair because I was so dizzy I couldnt stand. In the beginning of the summer I played on a soccer league and was totally fine then one day its like a switch turned on and I havnt been able to do anything since. I wake up everyday not knowing how I will feel. One day I will feel ok enough to walk outside and then the next I barely can make it to the bathroom alone. I am on proamatine and florineff, I tried the extra salt and increased liquid, all the salt did was irritate the ulcer I have and make me even more sick. The other medication has helped some, but not enough to have a normal life. The doctor said, "well some people just deal with it and get used to it", Im sorry but I refuse to just get used to living on my couch at 19. There has to be a remedy for this condition. I am desperatly trying to get back to college that I had to take a year off of. It has gotten to the point where I am afraid to go out anywhere, and my mind just takes over now, I dont know if I should try a anxiety med. or somthing. If ANY ONE knows anything that helped them get through this or over it PLEASE let me know. All I want is to be a normal kid again.

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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