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I have had chest tension, cold sweats, difficulty breathing all split seconds before blacking out ... i have had theese symptoms my entire life (i am now 20) my frantic father of course would always take me to the haspital and the Dr's never really paying much attention would say it was Epilepsy .... my father and i could never fully understand why it would only happen around times of great stressors ... mental and physical. it wasnt until this year with the traumatic birth of my son that i found a doctor and neurologist to take my symptoms seriously and diagnose me with Vaso-Vagal. I was very happy to find this web page because for me it was a confirmation that im not some wierdo ... you speak of this syndrome to people and they look at you like your crazy and even crazier if they see it happen.... i am thankfull to have the relief that I am deffinatly not alone

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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