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I have been dealing with Vaso-vagal syndrome for 27 years. I have had several different things trigger it. When I was younger something as simple as pinching my finger in the chain of a swing would cause me to faint. My symptoms are the same as everyone else's. I know when it is going to happen. I describe it to my friends and family as such: I hear a tingling in my head, then comes what seems like snow on the television without the white, next I hear people telling me how pale I look and they are asking me if I am okay. The next thing I know I am having what seem to be dreams....lots of them, and then I usually wake up to someone saying my name repeatedly because they are scared by what they have just seen happening to me. I am all sweaty and exhausted when I awake and all I want to do is lay down and go to sleep. My friends and family have told me what they see during my fainting spell. They say that I am very pale, my eyes roll back in my head, my arms and legs stiffin and shake and I make noises like I am gasping for air. They all describe it as being like a seizure.
I am 33 and I have been dealing with this "condition" since I was 6. From what I know there is no treatment and no cure. I have been to many doctors and had just about every test that can be done. The fear of this happening in public is the only set back in my life. I live a very active "normal" life otherwise. I just don't like it that people want to call 911 when they see it happening. It is not needed.