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hi, I'm a 53 yo female. I have a long history of vasovagal attacks. I thought I was the only one with this problem till I found this message board today! I pass out or have VV symptoms whenever I'm in severe pain, have a fever, get a dizzy spell or sometimes for no apparent reason. My last hospitalization for a VV was in Feb. 2005 when I passed out from stomach cramps and hit my head and shoulders on the doorknob going down. I've had several hospitalizations for fainting spells. All they ever find is my pulse is low and my bp gets low. Then they stick me in Telemetry thinking it's my heart. Yhe last time a doc came in and told me I need a tilt table test, but I'm too scared of getting sick with this test. Today I felt like I was close to having another VV and I don't know why, maybe its the stress of the past week or maybe it's because I got my period, and thats been wacky lately. Any ladies get a VV attack induced by their periods?