I have reached a point in my life where the fear of having a seizure is causing me so much fear that I won't even go to the doctor for routine treatment and blood work. Although I am medicated, I stop driving frequently anytime I feel the slightest anxiety. I can't even discuss my seizures out of fear it will cause one. It has gotten worse over time since I have had 2 seizures while medicated. I am now determined to find a way to deal with this but I am not getting much help from my neurologists.
Vasovagal syncope - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
Vasovagal syncope vay-zoh-VAY-gul SING-kuh-pee occurs when you faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. It may also be called neurocardiogenic syncope. The vasovagal syncope trigger causes your heart rate and blood pressure to drop suddenly. That leads to reduced blood flow to your brain, causing you to briefly lose consciousness. Vasovagal syncope is usually harmless and requires no treatment. But it's possible you may injure yourself during a vasovagal syncope episode.
Syncope—also known as fainting —is the medical term for a temporary loss of consciousness. Any episode of syncope is important for at least two reasons. First, syncope can cause injury, so it is important to try to prevent it from recurring. And second, syncope can sometimes be a sign of a serious underlying medical problem.
Diagnosing vasovagal syncope often involves ruling out other possible causes of your fainting — particularly heart-related problems. These tests may include:. If no heart problems appear to cause your fainting, your doctor may suggest you undergo a tilt table test.