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Re: Vaso Depressor Syncope

From: Heidi Nelson


My son has this condition, and I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to prevent the episode if you know it's coming. His is triggered by the sight of what he calls "injury blood" or intense pain accompanied by blood. He smashed his finger the other night, and it was about 5 minutes before his episode occured. He knew it was going to happen, and yet couldn't do anything about it. This was the worst seizure yet, and pretty scary for me. I only lasted about 15 seconds, but his eyes were crossed, his chest was caved in, and his arms were flailing. Any suggestions? Heidi and Ian in Pasco

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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