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Time: 11:29:42 AM
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I think it's natural to feel a bit nervous about putting yourself into the same situation that made you pass out. If I'm on a crowded bus, and it starts getting really toasty, I'll start feelin' loopy. All you can do is start peeling off layers to cool yourself off, or a lot of times I'll bitch to the driver to turn the heat off :). Also, I think people like us just have to learn to be snackers, and not go into a situation like that on an empty stomach. I know if I'm hungry and in a stuffy place, I have a good chance of losing it, so I just make sure I don't let those conditions happen together. I also make sure I eat something before I give blood - though you can't do that if you're supposed to be fasting, but you can drink something and that'll help avoid passing out.
My son is 16 and has been diagnosed with vaso depressor syncope. He has been to 2 different heart specialists and a neurologist who have put him through countless tests. The first heart specialist said that he could be put on blood pressure medication to raise his pressure, but the doctor believes that he is too young for this medication that would eventually cause problems later in his life. The second heart specialist and neurologist just say its not his heart or epilipsy. They act as though they don't want to be bothered or have the time to deal with his condition. The episodes are lasting too long (15 to 20 minutes) and usually requires an emergency room visit. The problem is that we never know when it will happen and the doctors think I'm crazy when I tell them that he has a seizure after passing out. What do you call it when you are unconsious and your body jerks uncontrolably, eyes rolled into the back of the head.