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Im 19 and really tired of these fainting spells

From: Lauren


i am 19 and a track athlete at a D1 school. Im known as the tough girl that puts herself through pain everyday on the track and doesnt take any crap from anyone. There is only one thing that can break me down and that is the vaso vagal that i was diagnosed with at 18months. Mostly I faint in the drs office, and its EVERY time i go. I am really tired of it. Its is really bad to the point where i start gettin nervous shakes and crying on my way to the dr. It gets even worse in the drs office, and is quite embarassing considering that i still go to a ped. and there are children surrounding me wondering why I am being such a baby. After the seizure which I know that i will have right before i have it and will tell those present so, last for about a half minute but hurts really bad when i come out of it. I dont know where I am or what happened for a few seconds, normally followed by some vomiting. It leaves me in bed for about a day and half, my body being absolutely drained. Im so tired of this, i need help, no cardiologist has been able to yet.....

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