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Re: 6 yr old diagnosed with Vaso Vagal

From: Mary
Date: 5/21/01
Time: 7:34:03 PM
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Hi, Some people faint or feel faint from being dyhydrated(not drinking enough water etc), not getting enough sleep. The fainting getting her blood drawn might also be a clue.Getting Her BP & HR as soon as she feels like she is going to faint is also key. Usually getting the BP & Hr after a faint is useless. Its whats happening during the faint that is most helpful. Most people after they faint, BP and Hr will be normal. Try looking up the word,"syncope", on the internet. An excellant search engine is:

SHe might have what they call a Simple Faint. Also, having her see a pediatric cardiologist might be worth a trip. She might have a dysautonomic condition or she might not. Getting the right doctor who knows what he is doing is imperative. Yes, this is all very frustrating for you as well as your husband.If you want more information, let me know.

Take care Mary

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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