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correct diagnosis?

From: concerned parent


I have a 12 yr old daughter. For 3 yrs she has had 'seizure' type attacks. No convulsions but sudden loss of consciousness and drop attacks. Folwing 2 years of negative EEG's we ended uo last week at Gt Ormond Street Children's Hospital London.We were told there is a possibilty that it could be Vaso Vagal attacks and she is being booked to have the tilt table test done. My daughter is VERY fit and active swim training 6 days a week for a total of 8 hrs as well as going to the gym. only last week she swam 200 lenghts in a 25m pool in 2 hrs. She was fine. other days she can swim 3 lengths feels odd and collapses. She has sunk twice in the pool! They osccur after exercise, during lessons in school whilst sat at a desk, watching TV, basically anytime. Anyone any clues please?

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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