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Re: My story: Dealing w V.V.S  since age 3: Advice to parents

From: Shannon -


please help, i am a 15 year old girl i have been 'fainting' for about 1/2 years they usually only occur when i stand i lose my sight and i cannot hear but iam still concious, i have been going to the hospital for bout 1/2 a year but i have had a few tablets but nothing seems to work when i faint i lose all the power in my muscles and i cant hold on to anything and usually i fall down unless sum1 is holding me my face goes chalk white and my lips go blue + i feel tired after it, please help does this sound like vaso vagal??? they doctors say it is that but no tablets have worked! thank you

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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