Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Shareen Joshi



I have exactly the same problem as you. I've also passed out in every single blood test I've ever taken, and I've also passed outat the mere idea of a needle.... Yesterday I had to get my finger pricked for blood and I passed out for several minutes.

After so many years of thinking that I am a bit of a freak, I too am relieved to have found this website, and know that I am not alone!

Perhaps we are not typical, but we are certainly not abnormal either.

I think it is possible to deal with our problem by sedating ourselves as much as possible before we go to the doctor, and in the event of needing medical attention, it is better to do it lying down and under as much anaesthesia as is allowed!


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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