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Hello! I’m here to tell you that it won’t always be this hard! I have Vasovagal Syncope and have had it since I was about 6 years old. Before I had my procedure, I used to try dilating on my own and have come close to passing out many times. Every time I had to have a doctor examine me, I would have to have them stop because I would come dangerously close to passing out. On the night right after I had my procedure, I was in a lot of pain with the #4 dilator inside me and did actually pass out in the hotel room. Luckily I had my mom there to help me, and I moved down to a more comfortable size. However, it does get better, I promise! I’m not sure if you have gone through with the procedure yet, or if you even plan to, but since I had it done I have only felt dizzy a few rare times while inserting a dilator. Any pain, discomfort, and fear that you have while trying to insert something gets less and less each time! There is hope! I can tell you I know EXACTLY how you feel. I was terrified to ever try dilating or insertion of any kind ever again because I felt that I would just pass out if I even tried. Try laying down with your feet propped up a little when you try insertion, and drink a lot of water. Also, a little bit of distraction helps as well. (Watching Tv, a movie, music, etc..) Hope that helps! Best wishes!