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Fainting, & possible seizures?

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  • Posted By: summerlilly
  • January 26, 2007
  • 00:21 AM

Hello all.

I am new to this site, and I was hoping that someone out there, may be able to help me.

I am a 26 year old female, and for the past 10 years have suffered from fainting or regularly feeling faint.
This sensation has escalated in the past year to the point where it is effecting what I can and can't do. I faint or feel faint after standing / sitting too long, in the shower, at concerts festivals etc where it is hot and crowded, or even when the weather changes from hot to cold.

I have a family history of epilepsy, and at first this is what doctors believed I had. They have noticed now that I have a very low resting heart rate....they are now taking more blood tests to investigate. :confused:

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks!

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  • ive just posted an almost identical problem myself, i know the fainting you are experiencing is called 'vasovagal syncope' and theres loads of info if you type that into a search engine.i was wondering if there was a connection between grand mal seizures and vasovagal syncope in later life ?hope it helps anyway
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