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I'm sorry you broke your nose but suing your doctor is such a bad idea! You broke your nose because you fainted, which is something you were aware would probably happen. Why didn't you say something to the nurse? How about taking some personal responsibility? You knew you felt faint and you should have said something to the nurse, who then could have taken the proper measures to keep you from hurting yourself. You knew it was about to happen but you didn't say anything because you were embarassed. Is your doctor to blame for that?? I feel for you, really. I've had vasovagal syncope since I was eleven. If I feel like I'm going to faint and I'm sitting or standing in a place where I could be hurt, I make sure that I say something to whomever I'm with. The only time I ever got hurt was when I ignored the symptoms. Get in touch with you body, listen to it, and for goodness sake's do what you have to do (embarrassment or not) to protect yourself.
I have observed vaso-vagal reactions in adolescents after administering vaccines especially the ones for hepatitis. It is my belief that they are anxious before and hold their breath. They then proceed to almost fall off the exam table or try to pass out as they stand. For this reason I have them lie down if they feel woozy, offer them water, elevate their feet, take some vital signs and have their MD come back into the exam room and make sure they are safe to ambulate and go home. Episode from beginning to end is about 15 minutes.
I used to suffer from severe bouts of diaherra followed by passing out and other vaso symptoms. After drinking gatorade for a year the symptoms completly went away.