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Seeking a doctor - Central New Jersey

Date: 11/19/00
Time: 8:13:32 PM
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Our daughter was diagnosed by a pediatric cardiologist some years ago(7th grade)as having vaso-vagal syncope because of near-fainting episodes. She hasn't had any incidents until recently, (now age 19) when I watched her in a store begin to lose consciousness and reach out blindly, only 10-15 feet from me, to save herself from crashing into the racks and falling to the floor as I turned and ran to catch her unsuccessfully. That image will not leave me. Are there any Central New Jersey doctors specializing in diagnosing the underlying cause of this condition. I learned later that she ate cookies for breakfast at noon rather than the bagel I'd toasted for her, she then had little chocolate bars and was sipping a Coke (at 4:00 pm) when this happened to her - and she also got her period either that night or the night before. Based on what I'm reading in these postings, she seems to fit a pattern. So - any recommendations? Thank you for your interest and your help. Joan

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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