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Re: How do you prevent Veso-Vagal

From: Jennifer


I have the exact same problem!!! I am 26 and have always had a problem getting my blood drawn, even surgeries. I pass out always, and then when I wake up, I either get sick or I feel completely drained. Noone has ever told me how to get over it. My doctors have always just said lie down or do this, but it never works. The only thing that usually helps is a cold towel either on the back of my neck or holding it in my hands to prevent the sweats. I know how you feel...I can't even have someone talk about getting blood drawn.

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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