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Re: 6 yr old diagnosed with Vaso Vagal

Date: 5/21/01
Time: 6:20:19 PM
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It happened at school the first time, around 10:30 a.m. I was talking with her teacher about the upcoming Easter party when my daughter came to me and said that she didn't feel good. I told her to go to her seat and put her head on the table. When she turned to walk away she collapsed. Her eyes were dialated and she seemed disoriented, but was feeling better in a few minutes. The second time I wasn't there. But the teacher told me that they had just gotten in from recess and sat down to begin some school work. She heard a low cry and it was my daughter saying that her stomache hurt. She took her to the nurse and that is where she collapsed again. I don't know if she fainted then or not, but when my husband got there she was sleeping. We took her to the Dr. that day and they check her blood for mono, diabetic, and anemia they also checked for strep. After the blood was drawn from her arm, she collapsed again (Fainting). We took her back to the examining room and the Dr. checked her heart and blood pressure. Everything was fine. The Lab results came back fine except for her iron was a little low, and her body fluids were low.

I don't know if anything emotional happened. She is a pretty easy going little girl. But she is emotional though. The Dr. suggested a CT and a EEG, but we haven't heard anything from him yet. The two coincidences are this. Both times the night before she didn't get much sleep, and both times she had pancakes for breakfast. The last episode was also followed by chickenpox. I appreciate any help that you can give. When the Dr. mentioned Vaso Vagal we had never heard of such a thing. So I am really glad that this discussion group is here. The things I have found on the internet haven't been much help. But this group has. 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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