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Mindy you say they did an MRI - did they also do an EEG. That would be important to distinguish a faint from a seizure. There can be convulsive like movements when you faint, but 5 minutes is a long time for a faint and might indicate seizure. How was he when he came to - did he recover fairly quickly, or was there a lot of confusion or extreme tireness for a long time after? Even if it was a seizure, it doesn't mean it will happen again. Everybody has the capacity to have seizures when pushed enough and it sounds like he was under a lot of stressors. ALso, I believe that a vasovagal event can turn into a (nonepileptic) seizure under certain circumstances.