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vasovegal response

From: Bridget


I am 39 years old and have just been told I suffer from vasovegal response. I have suffered from fainting spells off and on since I was 8 years old. After I faint I vomit and then I sleep for the rest of the day. I haven't fainted in 9 years now, I avoid the stressful situations that used to trigger them however I have now started having vertigo attacks. At least that is what my doctor called them at first. Now after seeing a neurologist I am told it is realated to my previous fainting spells which he tells me were vasovegal. I am soooo confused!!! I am not fainting now but I feel very very nauseated (even to the point that I have vomited) and I feel very week. The room feels as though it is breathing and my perifial vision is hazy. Does this sound like vasovegal to you??? I feel like I am losing my mind and no doctor is helping me. I go to the tilt table next week and I wonder why, from what I have read, all it will do is provide me with verification but that isn't really going to help me to feel better. Oh, one other thing, the lights glaring off the floor where I work REALLY seem to make me feel worse. Is this normal for other vasovegal sufferers?

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