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I enjoyed reading all your comments and think you gave a lot of excellent information, but I think you oversimplified the two kinds, i.e. direct stimulation (like in old men) and stress related, as in active younger women. As an older woman who has had this condition for longer than I care to remember, I find that I have had VV both when I was younger and now because of direct stimulation or physical factors (i.e. pain, drops in the eyes, be dehyrdated, etc.) and that the stress factors and lack of action of my part to relieve the symptons (staying hydrated, keeping my feet above my head) only increased the chances of a full faint for me.