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Re: How is everyone?

From: Don
Date: 6/22/01
Time: 12:34:14 PM
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I'm new here. Like many of the posts I have read I had NO IDEA until 2 days ago that other people are going through the same things as me. It makes me feel better. I'm 35 now and I would guess I was around 8 or 9 when I had my first blackout. Over the years I would have them periodically. Sometimes going a year or two without and other times having a few in a year. Always seems to be a physical trigger. Hitting my finger or stubbing my toe. Then last week giving blood for a routine physical it happened in the doctors office. This is how I found out about vaso-vagal. I did the tilt table test a couple days ago and did not pass out. Does anyone else think that part of our problem is our emotional response to an event? I say this becauase I have had physical injuries that hurt much worse than some of the things that cause me to pass out. I did not pass out when I broke my ankle but I did when I stubbed my toe? Sometimes it seems the more I worry about something the more likely I am to pass out.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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