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vaso-vagel syncope

From: melissa duncan


3 years ago I was at a wrestling match and I saw a kid get a tooth knocked out- the blood didnt seem to bother me, but out of nowhere I passed out. The house doctor could not get me to wake up- so I was taken to the hospital. Over the next 3 days I would pass out after seeing blood and/or needles. However, my problem was a little worse than just the pasing out. I have very low blood pressure- due to this my heart would "pause" during each episode. I was put on medication and advised to see a doctor about a pacemaker. Because of my age (23 at the time) the doctor did not want to pursue this. I had no symptoms until 2 days ago when my daughter cut her finger. I had another episode, this time I knew it was happening and went to the hallway to lay down. If you have any suggestions please let me know. My email is THank you

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