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Daughter with vaso-vegal syncope

Date: 8/19/00
Time: 11:15:16 AM
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My daughter has been diagnosed with vaso-vegal about 3 years ago. She has had episodes since she was a baby. They were so quick when she was a baby I thought I imagined her go limp. But as she got older they became more pronounced and were accompanied with a seizure like response.She has not had an episode for 3 years but just recently had another one. I was told they could act up again when she started her period. And that is what seems to be happening. The doctor I saw the other day is not concerned at all.But hes not with her when the episodes occur.I am dying for more information on this bizaar condition and would like to help my daughter get some control over it. she is now 12 and facing alot ahead of her. should we worry when it comes time for her to drive? Will she hurt herself the next time she goes down? I know no one can answer these ?s but some help would be appreciated.

Re: vaso vagal syncope

From: Paula


I too have suffered from a vaso vagal syncope diagnosis for years. In January 1997 when I was 29 years old a pacemaker was implanted to help with the fainting spells I was having. At one point in time (before pacemaker) I was having a fainting spell monthly sometimes more than once a month. It had become very frustrating for my family and me. I have experienced some fainting spells since the implant although very very moderate. The scar although it is an eye sore is a small price to pay for all the help I have received. Good Luck to you.

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