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vaso-vagal discussion

From: brenda svec


This time line is in reference to my daughter alivia. At the age of 18 months, alivia fell backwards and hit her head on the floor. I went over to pick her up and her eyes were wide open, her mouth was open as though she was going to let out a scream and then there was a pause, her eyes rolled back in her head, she went stiff, she tooted, turned completely pale and then started breathing again. of course in the mean time, my dad had called 911. when the rescue squad arrived, she was conscious but tired. they did not feel she had a head injury and thought she was okay. i called her pediatrician, he thought it was a case of breath holding. fast forward...she is now almost 7 years old, this has happened about 6/7 times. it always occurs after an injury thought not significant enough to cause concussion ( only once) and after many hospital room visits, have been told it is vaso-vagal. her most recent episode was yesterday, this was unusual in the sense she did not his her head, but her midsection/arm area. she is otherwise healthy other than asthma and highly allergic to shellfish. my e-mail address is if anyone has ANY insight, i'd be interested in hearing about it.

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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