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Vaso-Vagal Syncope

From: Donna Cummings


My son was recently disgnosed with VV Syncope. He has clusters of fainting spells that last from 1 fainting spell in less than 1 minute, to over 30 fainting spells that last for over an hour. As a result, I can't get him back to school (he is in the 7th grade). He has increased drinking water and gatorade and also we've added more salt to his diet but he still has the fainting spells. What do you do to get through these spells and go on with a normal life? I can't send him to school and have him faint but he really wants to get back to a normal life. My email address is if anyone wants to contact me. Thanks.

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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