Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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I tend to pass out immediately after hearing about a medical procedure or hearing someone describe an injury. I have always found medical procedures, blood, etc... to be disturbing and (lately) hearing descriptions of procedures have been enough to trigger an episode. My blood pressure has dropped to the point that I have gone into convulsions. My doctor believes it is related to anxiety and has prescribed Zoloft, although it hasn't solved the problem. Has this happened to anyone else?

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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