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From: Grinni
Date: 7/5/00
Time: 9:47:43 PM
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Im 19 yrs old and I was diagnosed with 'vasovagal' a few years ago. I was reading the information that was posted and I noticed that it said that it was unpredictable. well I only seem to get it when I am around needles, blood, or in hospitals. It only lasts for a few seconds to a few mintues. I think the worst part of it for me, is that I lose my vision for a few seconds. Some of my other symptoms include: extreme lightheadedness, dizziness, I feel faint but I have never really passed out, clamy skin and when people try to talk to me they sound very distant. As mentioned in the article, I always get the feeling that I need to find a place to hold on to because I feel that I am going to fall. One thing that I have found to help a little is to lay down while blood is being drawn. I just thought I'd share my story with everyone. If anyone has questions for me ya can email me at :)

vaso vagal syncope

From: Ashleigh


I've had vaso vagal syncope since I was two years old. It's not around my menstral cycle, it just happens. My doctor told me that I would eventually grow out of it, I'm 18 now and just had yet another episode last weekend at a friends house. I was dizzy, couldnt talk to tell anyone, and I fell down three steps and scratched my face up pretty good. I understand where some people are coming from saying that it's embarrassing to have to lay down to control it, but it helps, sometimes. I've also noticed for me to that if i slow my breathing down it stops the fainting from happening. I've had doctors try to explain it to me, but they never use laymen's terms, so all I hear is mumbo jumbo. If there's anything to stop this from occurring, please let me know. Tilt table tests arent working anymore, and neither is my toprol. Thanks.

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