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Teenager with VV

From: Ju
Date: 7/9/01
Time: 8:25:32 AM
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I am a 16 yr old girl who has just been diagnosed with vv after suffering from attacks for the last three years. The attacks started just after I was hit by a car (no serious injury - just ongoing foot problem) Could my accident have triggered this??

Has anyone had a link between painkillers and vv ( I've been on codeine since then as well) these 2 things are the only things that changed around the time I started VV symptoms

I have had 5 or 6 severe attacks when I have passed out but I feel lightheaded late morning everyday.

The main thing i am worried about is that my 17 birthday is approaching and I want driving lessons. Will VV affect my ability to drive? will they let me?

Any comments and answers would be appreciated either to the forum or to me diret at

I would also appreciate any other teenage sufferers getting in contact to discuss!!!

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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