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From: Larry Sweeney
I am 55 years old, had VVS all of my life. I remember episode that occurred for no other reason than being hungry. I do not recall ever completely passing out. Just about always when seeing needles or going to the dentist. One dentist along time back told me to breed as deep as posible exhaling slower than inhaling. That did seem to stop them quite often but not always. Never knew what was happening to me, I was in excellent health in great condition, 25 years a soldier, know retired and working as a case worker in Human Service for the last 10 years. I was having an EP study done in 1990 and I had the warning signs about the same time I heard the nurse tell the doctor my blood reasure was 60 over 30, the instucted some type of medication and warning signs stopped instantly. After the EP study was done I told the doctor of how I felt at the time the nurse said my blood pressure was and asked what was that, that I've had the same sensations over and over through out my life. He said it was shock. A few weeks ago I had an expisode while preparing for a stress test, the nurse said it was not shock and rescheduled the test for 3 weeks later. It happen again and they rushed me to the ER. No one is willing to say what the problem is. But since I've had them for over 55 years I can only assume they are not life theatinning.