Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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contact lenses?

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I've only passed out previously in situations with giving blood or getting shots or surrounding surgeries. But I was being fitted for contact lenses and it happened again. I passed out in the chair. I didn't want to give up so I went back to try the lenses again a week later and almost passed out again. I felt it coming on and was able to lay down and prevent myself from completely passing out. The doctor said I had vaso vagal and would not give me the contacts. Am I doomed to always wear glasses or is there a way to control this?

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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