• 12 days ago

    Convulsive fainting spells related to anxiety?

    I'm a 21 year old woman who had dealt with "fainting spells" all my life. They happen most often when I'm at the doctor/dentist where my anxiety is extremely high. When I was younger I would simply pass out for a few seconds and regain consciousness. The past few times however I have appeared to stop breathing and convulse as if having a seizure but come to quickly, which doesnt indicate epilepsy. I believe it may be Convulsive Syncope or Vasovagal Syncope. Could that be the issue and if so what role does anxiety play in it and what can I do to fix it? I have an extreme fear of going to the doctor because of this and I'm tired of not being able to go.