Re: Anyone dealing with vasovagel syncope?
I dealt with this as a kid, plus more infrequently now as an adult. As a kid I'd actually faint quite often. Now I mostly get it after injections for whatever reason...can't figure out if it is actually physical, or just psychological (although I'm not afraid of needles and have no problem with a blood draw for example, plus it happens during/after, not before). Plus motion sickness presents pretty similar to vasovagal for me.
Mine isn't linked to pain though. I hope that your doctors can work with you. Seems like getting the pain better under control would help? Do you get some notice so you can sit down? As soon as the symptoms start I sit down with my head between my knees. Or better yet, I lie down and have something cool, whether its just a cold tile floor, or a wet washcloth.
Besides being proactive in sitting down, and trying to better manage your pain, you might want to keep a rapid cold pack (those instant activation disposable type) in your purse if you think it would help to put on your neck. If walking is causing you pain and causing these symptoms, as a short term solution, using one of the scooters at the store could help. Hope the new doctors are helpful. Best wishes.
constant head pain, fibro, and other fun!
chronic pain established in 2006