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Re: vaso vagal in young children nad many questions...please help!

From: Julianne
Date: 1/14/01
Time: 6:10:59 PM
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I'm a mother of a young child with some "iffy" vaso-vagal-type symptoms. I'm really still in the beginning stages of learning about the issues, diagnostic techniques, potential treatments, etc. I'm certainly not an expert!

It would be very helpful for your friend to get a copy of her pediatric medical records. If she can determine what type of seizures she had as an infant/child, she might know immediately whether there's any connection with her current symptoms.

I have found these websites helpful in my own research. Maybe they will be helpful to you, too: National Dysautonomia Research Foundation. There's a discussion forum and lots of helpful info. A government-sponsored site, part of the National Institutes of Health (devoted to helping infants & children with "RAS" -- a type of seizure caused by a dysfunction in the autonomic system ... usually triggered by pain, surprise, etc. This website doesn't open properly with my Netscape browser, but opens perfectly with Internet Explorer 5.0. Fainters United discussion & support forum

Good luck with your research!


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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