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Hi, I have VV without actually fainting as well. My symptoms are often similar to what you are describing. I was diagnosed with vv 6 years ago and can tell exactly when my blood pressure starts to plummet. Unlike you, I can't usually just fight through the symptoms. Usually I can't stand up anymore because my legs won't support me. Then there is also the dizziness and floating feeling.
The most frustrating thing to me is that most cardiologists assume that since I don't actually black-out that I am only mildly affected by the disorder. However, I struggle to find a way to work and deal with the fact that I may at any time lose the ability to stand or even sit comfortably without actually fainting or going into seizures.
You should check with your cardiologist about trying medication. I am on all 4 classes right now and they have been most successful with lowering the number of "attacks"