Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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re: vaso-vagal discussion

From: Becca


Hi Brenda,

I can thoroughly understand not having any support and being told you are doing this for attention. I had exactly the same response from my doctors, friends and family. That said my friends now accept it for what it is - an annoying medical condition. Sadly, my family and local doctors don't, the local doctors are so convinced that I must be 'faking' that they want me to take psychiatric drugs and commit myself to mental hospital! - I am fighting this BTW, as my VV has very specific triggers that are not emotional.

Luckily I was able to contact Trudie at stars and she advised me to go and see a consultant who actually specialises in VV and that has made a world of difference - not to my condition _YET_ (or unfortunately my local doctors opinion), but to finding the confidence I needed to get on and live my life with the condition (albeit a very different life) and know what it is best to avoid as a result of having this condition.

I don't know what a balance centre is or if they specialise in VV, I hope they do. Make sure you take your husband with you so they can tell him you are not doing this for attention.


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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