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Re: vaso vagal response

From: KMS


Yes, I too ONLY pass out if at the hospital or doctor's office. My father calls it 'white coat syndrome'

When I get shots - it's the pinching of the medication going in that make me go out AND at the eye doctor, the eye drops that numb your eyes for whatever test that is - made me as well.

As I have gotten older, I am 26, the episodes have decreased. BUT I have to mentally prepare to go to the doctor now and I can bring myself from having an episode occasionally. When I visit people at the hospital it makes me nervous that I might pass out but I have to mentally prepare myself that all will be well.

Anyway, it sure is great to know that I am not the only one with vaso vagal.

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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