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I was told I have vaso-vagal syncope but.....

From: concerned


I only passout when I am sick and have a fever and I rarely go to the doctor but this last time I went because I was extremely sick(bacterial pneumonia).I was waiting in the waiting room of the er and began to really feel my fever rising and began to feel like I was going to pass out and did.I told them it only happens when I am really sick with an infection.(only happens once every couple of years and I am A heavy coffee drinker.)I do not like needles but didnt pass out when they put the IV in me and blood samples from me.I do have a weak stomach for blodd but so do alot of people.I do not think I have VVS and my passingout is only from my lapse of care of my self.I did not discuss it with th er doctor and the nurse but the nurse did mention That is what I have,I was to ill with pneumonia to discuss it but when I was released later that night Thy had my diagnosis as Bacterial Pneumonia and Vaso-Vagal syncope,which I do not believe is correct,granted this is only a er diagnosis and I have to follow up with my doctor,I have only passed out 3-4 times in the last 7-8 years and every time I had an infection with a fever and my body was dehydrated beacause of my lack of taking care of myself,I am fit and walk and drive for a living and I probably have some stress because of having a family like everyone.I do not think I have this disease,just lack of care for myslf when worn down and sick which I am very aware of now,what do you think,please reply.

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