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I was diagnosed with VVS when I was 12 years old. At the time, the doctors said the condition was not serious and that I'd grow out of it. I am now 24 and my spells have gotten significantly worse and more frequent over the years. And they aren't provoked by anything. I have had them at the gym, in the bathroom, sitting in a meeting, walking across the room...there is no pattern whatsoever. And more times than not, I am not stressed or in pain when it happens.
I finally had a tilt table test last week and they determined that my heart stops when I have an episode. My heart stopped for so long during the test that they used a difibulator to restart it.
The medicine they put me on makes me very jittery and I felt sick all the time at first. I am just starting to get over the sick feeling, but the jitteryness isn't going away.
The doctors said the case is pretty severe and that I may have to get a pacemaker.
I feel like such a freak because everyone has always made it out like this was some minor stress-induced condition. The doctors have always made me feel like I was overreacting when I explained how scary the experience is.
I am sorry that anyone has to go through this and I hope your condition gets better.