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Re: Vaso-vagal response to pain

From: Kay


I've passed out from every needle, blood test, broken bone and cut I've had for the past 25 years. Most of the tme I go down in about 10 seconds but a few times I have enough time to sit down. Sometimes if I were in the presence of a medical proffesional they would say I was having a seizure. But if I experience a different type of intense pain (dull aches, cramps, pulled muscles, etc).. I don't have that reaction. The neurologist told me it was my body's involuntary reaction to certain types of pain. I now experience anxiety and phobias about the possiblities and can also work myself up into fainting because I'm so scared.

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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