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I just found this site. I always thought I was just a weak person. It is so nice to read that I'm not the only one!! I was wondering if someone could tell me what kind of specialist I should see for this. I have always had fainting spells, mostly during doctor visits (I HATE that BP cuff!) I have seen many different types of doctors as I have Fibromyalgia. I am now treating it myself, somewhat successfully. I have become so wary of doctors after years of trying to explain how I felt. They just kept telling me it was indigestion or anxiety attacks, or even that I was being a big baby! I recently found out I was pregnant (for the first time) and it's twins! I have been weak and queasy all day every day for 3 weeks, and I am very nervous that this will be a difficult pregnancy. Does VV typically have an effect on pregnancy? I start seeing a perinatologist next week and I want to explain this condition to him. I am afraid he will totally ignore the term like so many others have, then get freaked out when my BP goes down and I turn white as a sheet. Thanks so much for your help.
P.S. Are there any more informational websites that you could recommend? Jane
My attacks began to happen when i was in the 4th grade. I was in school and suddnely blacked out while walking. Right after I came back I began to vomit. A few years later I became ill and in the middle of the night I would get up to go vomit in the bathroom but before i made it there i fainted, this happned 3 times that night. It seemed like the reoccurence would happen every three years or so. One of the worst times i fainted 10 times within a 10 hr time. The worst happned my summer before my freshamn year of college, i awoke to use the restroom in the middle of the night. I felt fine but when i sat on the toliet I became very nauesa and the next thing i know i was on the floor. I had split my eyebrow open and haad to get stiches. Shortly after that i saw some doctors and I had a EEG, EKG, MRI, and a holter monitor test down and everything was normal they told me i was healthy. It has gotten to the point where iam scared tobe alone when i feel like this b/c i havent vomited without fainting sicne i was a child. I do know that alchol does induce my fainting spells. What are the treatments and is it probable that i do have vaso vagal? firstname.lastname@example.org