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Just got back from neurologist--please help!



Hi, I'm a 25 year old female. I've been fainting my whole life, I'd say probably about 8-10 times over a 15 year period. Usually over giving blood, once when I got my ears pierced, once after starting an anti-depressant that same night and two after excruciating stomach pains. The most recent one was last month, i developed these severe pains in my stomach and before i could make it to the washroom i passed out unconscious. I went to the doctor and b/c its a new family doc she sent me to get an EEG today. Results came back normal BUT b/c I passed urine the last time and a witness said "i was shaking like a leaf" he doesnt think it is just vaso vagal. He says it is extremely rare to pass urine for a simple faint. He says I have a low seizure threshold but b/c it doesnt happen too often, he doesnt want to medicate me. He told me never to drink more than 2 drinks in one night. Does anyone else drink more than this? Nothing has ever happened to me before after having a few drinks. I still dont want to believe I have a problem with seizures. My whole family faints and there is no seizure history. Anyone else in this situation? Its very upsetting. 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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