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Re: living with Vasa Vagal - You are not alone

From: ryanindelaware


Every time I undergo venipuncture I also go out cold. It's highly frustrating and the anxiety it causes it me when I go to the doctor only further ensures that it will happen again. It's especially frustrating because everytime it happens the doctors want me to go get my heart checked out and everytime my heart is fine. I too consider myself to be a strong minded person. I can deal with all sorts of other situations and events that are far more painful, difficult, disgusting etc.than venipuncture, and yet I can't seem to break the streak. If you've found some higher wisdom that has enabled you to overcome our common obstacle, please enlighten me.

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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