Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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local anesthetic and VV



I am not afraid of going to the dentist or doctor. But the minute they use the anesthetic I get a feeling like a wave starting at my knees and going toward my head. They usually lay me back and then there's another wave that is stronger that happens a couple of minutes later. They say it's not like an allergic reaction, but my BP and pulse drops, I get grey, but never have fainted. It just feels like I'm going to die. Any suggestions??

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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