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From: princess


Let me start out by saying that not eating is the worst thing that I, or several other people I know with vvs, could do. The first thing I would suggest for you to do is to go and get a tilt table test done--that will let you know for sure if you have vvs. If you don't, you need to address whatever problem is making you pass out, since it could be more serious. If you do have vvs, you should probably watch what you eat and how much you eat before and during work. I know that some people do experience nausea before they pass out, but if you're actually vomiting or having cramps it could be the food rather than vvs.That's my problem: I don't experience nausea as a symptom of passing out, but I'm much more likely to pass out if i'm already nauseated or vomiting. I really have to watch what I eat because of this, and I have found it's better to eat several small meals instead of a few big ones. As for your job, I wouldn't be comfortable driving for a living if I were you. Is there another job that you could do, maybe even one within the same company that requires less driving? The problem is that if you ever do pass out when you're driving and cause an accident (which is bad enough), and it's discovered that you have a history of passing out, you would probably lose your job and possibly your license. I hope this helps you. It's not easy to live with, but always remember you're not alone. Good luck!

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