Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Lorraine


It sure looks real to my husband when he's trying to wake me from a dead faint during an episode! And that black eye and goose egg sure felt real!

I think it's a little understood condition. I went to two doctors who had no idea what my attacks are; they never mentioned V-V because they didn't know it can cause all these other symptoms (not just dizzyness upon standing up).

It's a frustrating condition to deal with, and the lack of concern or understanding of some doctors makes it more so.


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