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My 12 Year Old Daughter Loves Salt



My 12 year old daughter has had several vv type episodes since she was a baby - usually after a sudden injury, shots or earpiercing. Fortunately, it happens only a couple times a year and only after some form of pain. She is not on any medical to control it as it hasn't been an interuption to her daily life. However, I am curious about the use of Zoloft to control it. I am also curious if her LOVE of salt is an unconcious attempt to self-medicate and control the vv. Any comments??

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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