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I have just been diagnosed with vasal vagal after 2 of the most frightening episodes when I really thought I was going to die. For no apparent reason I just suddenly felt very ill, then dizzy and weak and had to sit down quickly, also my jaw muscles went into spasms and I had problems breathing, I didn't faint but broke out in a drenching sweat and then had to rush to the toilet. The first time it happened last week I thought I had a tummy bug as I had waves of nauseous and dizziness for several hours. Then 4 days later it happened again at work but not nearly as bad and I went straight to the doctor, his comments that the condition is not serious was very reassuring and said it related to my low blood pressure and my body not adjusting quickly enough to position changes ie standing up quickly. The trouble is the attacks can last such a long time.