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Hi, I am a 15 year old female. I have had this problem, Vaso-Vagal Syndrome, since I was 3 and suddenly fainted in my highchair. Many years later, and many fainting spells later, we came to the PA children's hospital for help. They gave me a small white pill, which I forget the name of, and they told me to increase my salt intake. My fainting spells gradually decreased, and in 2nd grade I fainted what we thought would be my last fainting spell. A while afterwards, I stopped taking the little white pills. We thought I "grew out" of it. Then suddenly a week ago at school, I was having really bad cramps, such as I have never had before. I was beginning to feel really dizzy, and I had hard concentrating. I finally decided to get up and tell the teacher I needed to go the nurse, since my pain was so bad. When I got up and took a few steps, I felt the old, dizzy feeling coming on, and everything went white as I fell forward. I don't remember much after I told the teacher I needed to see the nurse, which after I fainted. But I remember she had set me on a chair, as I whispered, "no, no, no, no," and struggled to see, but everything was in grays and whites. They finally got me down to the nurse's office, and I was in a complete daze. I remember going down the hallway in the wheelchair, feeling as if I just woke up from being aboard a ship in a bad storm. They laid me down, and my dad came running in, and asked me what they should do. I remembered, and told them to put my feet on pillows fo me, to make the blood come back to my head, as I felt weak. My pain came back in full, and I thrashed around the bed, hurting a lot. After 30 minutes it went away, but I still felt the affects of the fainting spell, so I went to the hospital. Everything was okay, and they told us about something called a tilt table test. So here I am.