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hi, i'm 20 yrs old and i too have had ibs since high school,although only recently have i been feeling faint before bowel movements or IBS attacks.This vasovagal experience is all very new to me I always thought that the fainting feeling was due to the pain and only occured during a painfulll episode. but now i have a faint sensation before as well. any info about this problem is definitly welcomed, and you seem to have more experience with the situation than I. your reply would be greatly appreciated thank you.
I've been diagnosed as having severe vaso-vagal recently, butI've had it since I was about seven years old. To be quite honest, it scares me to death that there is nothing I or any one else can do except "eat salt", "stand up slowly", and "keep your blood pressure up". I've actually hit my head on various occasions, leading to my being blacked out for longer than the normal few seconds to few minutes. I'm only sixteen years old, and I don't want this for the rest of my life. I don't even know how to live with this. Tonight I had one of my particularly bad episodes, and it is so scary to be alone. I'm afraid to take a shower without someone there, because I've fallen in there before! The only thing that keeps me from just conking myself out, is that I can usually tell when it's about to happen and can curl up into a fetal position. And if I can't, and I hit my head, my wonderful cat goes up to the nearest person and starts meowing really loud so that the person knows I'm in trouble. I would really like to hear from someone who has had vaso-vagal their whole lives tell me how they survive this, or if I can get over it. Please, I need some (for lack of a better word) help. email@example.com